MATTERS OF THE HEART AND SOUL WITH ROMY VAGER AND RVG By Sandra Castillo

There’s something inherently mystifying, albeit humbling about a person who would characterize one’s self with an observation which is clearly an understatement and one that sits in stark contrast to the veracity of who and what that individual is all about. Case in point-when that certain someone just so happens to be one of music’s […]

FUSING CHINESE & AMERICAN SOUNDS LI LIU BRINGS US HER NEW ALBUM “SERACHING” by Nick Christophers

When Li Liu decided to embark on a new chapter with her musical dream ending up in Texas was not what she expected. Li always loved music and was drawn to the arts. At first, she was a dancer for close to ten years until her desire to play music took root. She would begin […]

Celtic Woman To Play West Point / Interview with Mairead Carlin by Michael Martinez  

Concert Preview by Michael Martinez   The Irish ensemble and world-class performing collective Celtic Woman are returning to New York to celebrate the release of their latest album, Ancient Land.  Celtic Woman will bring their live show to the Hudson Valley on Sunday, March 31 to perform at Eisenhower Hall Theatre in West Point.  Group member […]

IN THE EYE OF THE STORM: THE CHERRY BLUESTORMS GROOVES ON, BABY! By Sandra Castillo

After listening to the latest gem on extended replay from L.A.-based band The Cherry Bluestorms, it gave this writer great satisfaction in knowing that truly relevant music has never waned. It just seems that-for what feels like an eternity-the deluge of nonsense ascribed for much of today’s recorded output is nothing more than Auto-tuned piffle, […]

FROM CHINA WITH LOVE: CELLIST MEIXU LU CREATING A BUZZ IN AMERICA by Nick Christophers

It is no surprise that cellist Meixu Lu has put her stamp on the East Coast of America with her amazing talent. The beautiful and graceful Ms. Lu has managed to not only adapt to American culture but to embrace it with much vigor. In her native China from a young age she learned to […]

The Wall Live Extravaganza @ The Wellmont Theater

  ‘The Wall Live Extravaganza’ Celebrates Pink Floyd’s Masterpiece   January, 26, 2019 at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey at 7pm.    Celebrate the hits of Pink Floyd with The Wall Live Extravaganza as the characters from the prodigious album come to life on-stage, offering up a unique experience that commemorates Pink Floyd’s acclaimed 1979 masterpiece. The performance is more than a concert – […]

THE LIFE AND DEATH OF A ROCK AND ROLL LEGEND By Sandra Castillo

There’s a portentous scene in the 1973 crime drama, Electra Glide In Blue, which takes place at the finale between the driver of a VW van and his passenger (David “Hawk” Wolinski and Terry Kath, respectively) exchanging dialogue and a mutual uneasiness after having been pulled over by motorcycle officer John Wintergreen (superbly crafted by […]

Ben Rosenblum Coastal Trio Live: Jazz at Kitano -A Concert Review by Fred Stal

Jazz pianist Ben Rosenblum delivered an inspired, heartfelt performance at the famous Jazz at Kitano club on November 10, 2018.   The live performance was a record release party for his new album, River City, off of One Trick Dog records.  Rosenblum is young and very new to the jazz scene, yet already an award […]

CHARU SURI – AN ARTIST WITH MUSIC IN HER VEINS by Nick Christophers

For anyone who loves music there is nothing like hearing the perfection of a record on a turn-table. That is how Charu Suri was introduced to the beauty of music. At a very young age, her father filled the home with the sounds of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven while he was chief executive officer of […]

Concert Review:  Deep Purple and Judas Priest at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts by Michael Martinez 

Concert Review:  Deep Purple and Judas Priest at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts September 2, 2018 by Michael Martinez Bethel Woods Center for the Arts rarely presents heavy metal concerts.  When I saw the announcement for the co-headlining tour of Deep Purple and Judas Priest I was intrigued by the pairing of two legendary bands […]

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