News and Reviews

News and reviews about music, concerts, events, technology and more by Stephen K. Peeples.

Cosby to Pass the Microphone as Playboy Jazz Emcee

Dr. William H. Cosby, the famed comedian, Grammy-winning recording artist, author, philanthropist, community activist and educator, will intro the artists this weekend for his...

Playboy Jazz Fest Adds 3 Artists, Sets Final Schedule For June 16-17

Producers of the 34th annual Playboy Jazz Festival at the Hollywood Bowl Saturday and Sunday, June 16-17 have added three more artists to the...
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Auction of Historic Gear from Les Paul Collection Raises Nearly $5M for Foundation

The Les Paul Estate and the Les Paul Foundation tied in with Julien’s Auctions in downtown Beverly Hills Friday and Saturday, June 8-9, 2012...

From Grooving in the Playboy Jazz Crowd to Playing on the Festival Stage

Ulysses Bella of East Los Angeles was one of those hard-partying music fans way up in the back of the 18,000-seat Hollywood Bowl the...
Quebe Sisters Photo: Stephen K. Peeples

Quebe Sisters Cowboy Festival 2012 Spotlight Q&A

The Quebe Sisters Band from Fort Worth, Texas, headlined the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Renaud and Andre Veluzat's world-famous Melody Ranch Motion Picture...

Herb Pedersen Q&A on Earl Scruggs, 03-31-12

Folk-country-rock-bluegrass-Americana legend Herb Pedersen (Vern & Ray, The Dillards, Desert Rose Band, Loafer's Glory) spoke with me for a few minutes on Saturday, March...

Sherry Pruitt & Delgados, McGrath Project Rock ‘House Blend’ on SCVTV

The WAVE-nominated "House Blend" on SCVTV hosted by Stephen K. Peeples presents the premiere broadcast featuring SCV Blues Society stars Sherry Pruitt and The...

Famed Rock Bassist Tim Bogert Guest of Honor at All-Star Bash

This is a preview of the March 2012 Tim Bogert bash; a recap follows with a link to photos from the event. You can nurse...

Spotlight Q&A with Domino Bobby Whitlock, Pt. 1: Intro & Stax

Special note for SCV music fans headed to the SXSW 2012 music blowout in Austin: Derek & The Dominos legend Bobby Whitlock and his...

Local Faves Sheila E., Ozomatli On Playboy Jazz Bill In June

Latin and rock drummer/percussionist Sheila E. and multi-cultural genre-mashing septet Ozomatli, who've both appeared in the Santa Clarita Valley and developed a local fan...
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