Noel Gallagher banned from China | Culture & Leisure

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Review: ‘Anastasia’ takes audiences on a music-filled journey | Arts and Theater

The first thing you should know about the musical “Anastasia,” currently on stage at the Orpheum Theater, is that it’s not exactly like the 1997 animated film. It’s not uncommon. Most movie-based musicals — animated or live-action — take some liberties with scripts, songs, and character arcs. The plot of the film and the musical … Read more

Art scene: ‘Remembering Sondheim’ pays tribute to the late composer | Arts & Theater

A group of Tulsa artists had planned to honor the late Stephen Sondheim with a concert of his music on what would have been the composer-lyricist’s 92nd birthday on March 22. Those plans had to be put on hold due to the spring surge of COVID-19, but now the band will perform their original production, … Read more

Tyler’s Fritz Hager III eliminated from ‘American Idol’ | Culture & Leisure

Fritz Hager III’s journey on “American Idol” has come to an end after he was eliminated on Sunday night’s live episode. Hager and Nicolina Bozzo were both eliminated as Noah Thompson, Huntergirl and Leah Marlene advanced to the finals to compete for the winning title. Hager described his journey on “Idol” in one word: “growth.” … Read more

New Direction at Home: Bob Dylan Center Opening May 10 | Arts & Theater

Steve Higgins acknowledges that one aspect of the soon-to-open Bob Dylan Center won’t make everyone who sees it happy. Even a simple description is enough to trigger quite heated debates. This is an exhibit, drawn from the more than 100,000 items that make up the Bob Dylan Archive, designed to give visitors a deeper insight … Read more

From ‘Tusk’ to ‘YMCA’: Tusculum Pep Band to showcase skills | Arts & Entertainment

From 'Tusk' to 'YMCA': Tusculum Pep Band to showcase skills |  Arts & Entertainment

GREENEVILLE — Sit back, relax and take the opportunity to vote on your favorite selections during the Tusculum University Concert Band’s upcoming performance. The band will take the stage at 7 pm Thursday in the Marilyn du Brisk Theater of Annie Hogan Byrd Fine Arts Center. The free performance will consist of Tusculum students playing … Read more

A new and a classic foray into gospel music | artsentertainment

A new and a classic foray into gospel music |  artsentertainment

As we do from time to time here at Ear Bliss Central, we take a look at some recent and very worthy gospel releases. The twist this week is that each is a spiritual release of the country variety. When it comes to Country & Western music, the legendary Hank Williams is considered by many … Read more

Tassie Angels Will Make Cape Debut At Grumpy’s | Arts & Entertainment

Tassie Angels Will Make Cape Debut At Grumpy's |  Arts & Entertainment

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Ear Bliss: Rock & Roll is not dead | artsentertainment

Ear Bliss: Rock & Roll is not dead |  artsentertainment

I keep hearing overtures from critics, pundits and whoever that Rock & Roll is dead. This week begins the first of a two-part installment this month (the 2nd part will run the last week of April) from Ear Bliss Central we are calling Rock & Roll is Not Dead. We begin with two recent releases … Read more