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Music Planner: Rare gigs by Van Morrison; returns of Sunshine Music Fest, Winter Jam

DEEP JAM: Sunshine Music Festival You know your festival is doing all right when one of your performers just got back from winning a Kennedy Center Honor … and she's billed fourth. That's no disrespect to the legendary Mavis Staples — the Sunshine Music Festival is just that deep. In its fifth year, the fest co-mas …


  1. Listen to first single from Night Ranger’s new album


    What cliche should I use? “Night Ranger can still rock in America?” “The secret of Night Ranger’s success is a new album?” “When you close your eyes, you can listen to this new single by Night Ranger?”

  2. Photo gallery: Kodak Black at Jannus Landing


    Dieuson Octave, better known by his stage name Kodak Black, brought his mutinous sound to Jannus Landing on Friday, January 13th.

    Hip hop artist Kodak Black performs at Jannus Landing.
  3. How a misunderstood 'villain' from WWII inspired a hit song for Idle Eyes


    We've all heard the name Tokyo Rose, but do we know the whole story behind the name? One of America's darkest secrets is the treatment of Asian-Americans during the 1940s. In the '80s, movies like The Karate Kid touched on the subject while the name Tokyo Rose became the inspiration for a hit by Canadian …

  4. Def Leppard’s 2017 tour includes Poison, Tesla


    Def Leppard has announced a huge 2017 tour that starts in New Hampshire in early April and winds its way across North America before wrapping up in Indianapolis in late June. 

  5. John Wetton to miss part of Asia's tour, Cruise to the Edge


    Asia lead singer and bassist John Wetton has announced he’ll have to skip a slate of 2017 tour dates due to medical issues.

  6. Lou Gramm confirms he’ll perform on Foreigner’s ’40’ tour date


    Former lead singer Lou Gramm is telling Twitter followers that he will join Foreigner for a date on the band’s upcoming 40th anniversary tour “for a song or two.”

  7. If it doesn't really matter, then why Platinum Blonde?


    Do blondes really have more fun? Well at least in the '80s, they had more hits in Canada as today we show our roots with Platinum Blonde and proclaim it Doesn't Really Matter.

  8. Music Planner: Rare gigs by Van Morrison; returns of Sunshine Music Fest, Winter Jam

    Music & Concerts

    DEEP JAM: Sunshine Music Festival

    Van Morrison (Getty Images)
  9. This Canadian band loved slugging it out for laughs


    The secrets of love remains eternal but the secret of the identify one of the more humorous bands of Canada is out as Doug and the Slugs lampoon classic American television with their fun video for Who Knows How To Make Love Stay.

  10. Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend brings concerts from Kodak Black, Riff Raff and more

    Music & Concerts

    Over the past decade, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day has evolved into a megasized weekend-long celebration for eagle-eyed hip-hop fans. Big-name rappers are in high demand for concerts and club appearances throughout the three-day (and then some) weekend. This year's highlight is a concert by 19-year-old Pompano Beach …

    Luis Santana  |   Times (1/18/2015 Tampa, FL)   Rich Homie Quan performs on stage at the Rich Gang Tour at the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.[Photo Luis Santana | Times]