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Grammys for Everybody, From 15 to 50+

Posted on 02/11/2013 by |News, Culture, Sights and Sounds | Comments

Bulletin Today | EntertainmentThe Grammy telecast has become a place where musicians who might never have even met get to play together in unique combinations. This year saw Elton John singing with Ed Sheeran, and the Black Keys joining up with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a nod to next week’s Mardi Gras festivities. Watch our 2013 Grammy Awards Showcase Given the assignment to watch the telecast Sunday, I wasn’t just on the “old people watch” (There’s Chick Corea! …

Levon Helm: One More Brother Gone

Posted on 04/19/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentThe following is a guest post from Steve Mencher, AARP Multimedia Editor. On the death of Levon Helm today: They say if you remember the sixties, you weren’t there.  And I’m not sure if the seventies are any different, but a bunch of us made it to the Oakland Coliseum on February 11, 1974, watching Bob Dylan and the Band in one of the most eagerly awaited tours of the decade. Dylan hadn’t been touring much, and The Band had …

Levon Helm Passes

Posted on 04/19/2012 by |AARP Blog Author | Comments

EntertainmentLevon Helm, drummer for The Band, has passed, aged 71. We’ll be watching The Last Waltz tonight. Did you ever see Helm or The Band in concert?