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Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on April 22, 2016

Celtic Thunder – It’s Entertainment
If you’re looking for the authentic Irish pop entertainment Celtic Thunder offers, well…check this title out. But also know that here at Qello Concerts, we also have Voyage, which has the squeaky-clean guys performing in Kansas City to an adoring throng of what might be called Thunderheads, people who’ve traveled long distances to see these lads. Celtic Thunder’s programs have ranged from pop to showtunes…

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Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on April 15, 2016

Elton John – Wonderful Crazy Night, Track by Track
For fans of Elton John and the craft of music composing, this is a nice visit with the iconic performer who, wild and crazy as he’s been on stage, is also high regarded as a composer, taking lyrics from Bernie Taupin and creating, just often enough, magic. In this short feature, John goes track-by-track through most of his latest album, Wonderful Crazy Night, telling how some lyrics inspired almost instant music (&l…

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Posted to New Releases on April 12, 2016

Who the F is Frank Zappa?
Director Alex Winter is working with Frank Zappa’s family to create the ultimate Zappa documentary.  This authorized doc will include thousand of hours of unreleased material from Frank’s private archive and promises it won’t be “some conventional music/biopic/puff piece.”
Who the F is Frank Zappa launched a Kickstarter campaign on March 8 and is now the most-funded documentary in Kickstarter history.  This i…

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Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on April 8, 2016

Frank Zappa - The Torture Never Stops 
One never knew what to expect from that Mother of Invention, Frank Zappa, except the unexpected. He did Hallowe’en concerts in New York City. This one, from two shows at The Palladium, is from All Hallows’ Eve of 1981 and aired on MTV. Zappa’s costume? None. He’s in a red jumpsuit. For a moment, he dons a glittery set of ears on his head, but the crowds are more in the spirit than Zappa and company. But Zappa al…

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Ben Fong-Torres Posted to New Releases on April 1, 2016

The Derek Trucks Band - Songlines Live
Prefacing his band’s concert, Derek Trucks tells an interviewer about the importance of having a “worthy” record collection. “You want to make sure that the well you’re drawing from is all legit stuff,” he says. “If you listen to too much lightweight fluff music, it kinda sneaks out somewhere.” There was no sneakiness on stage at the Park West in Chicago this evening in mid-2006. By then, the…

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