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Garage Sale Vinyl: Bob Seger

Garage Sale Vinyl: Bob Seger

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week Christopher Long takes another cozy stroll down memory lane, reflecting fondly on first being exposed to the music of Detroit rocker Bob Seger, circa ‘76. Fast forward a couple of lifetimes, and Chris scores a reportedly hard-to-find used LP copy of Night Moves at a local thrift joint for just a couple of bucks. “Come to Poppa,” indeed!

Archive Archaeology: Mama Lion

Archive Archaeology: Mama Lion

Archive Archaeology

A TikTok video brings memories of long-ago escapades with girly magazines and rock and roll, kicking off an archival excavation to find a controversial 1972 album by Mama Lion. Welcome to Bob Pomeroy’s new occasional column, Archive Archaeology.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Charlie Rich

Garage Sale Vinyl: Charlie Rich

Garage Sale Vinyl

After a near-50-year search, this week Christopher Long finally brings (back) home a well-cared-for used LP copy of Behind Closed Doors — the iconic 1973 breakout record from country music legend Charlie Rich — for three bucks.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Earth, Wind & Fire

Garage Sale Vinyl: Earth, Wind & Fire

Garage Sale Vinyl

Following his recent unexpected concert experience, Christopher Long digs out his much-loved All ‘n All LP — the 1977 classic from Earth, Wind & Fire — a slightly abused copy he procured a while back from his GF in a savvy trade-out.

Boulevard of Bold Dreams

Boulevard of Bold Dreams

Archikulture Digest

Orlando Shakes presents Boulevard of Bold Dreams, a behind-the-scenes account of the racism and inequality surrounding actress Hattie McDaniel’s 1940 Oscar award.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Chicago

Garage Sale Vinyl: Chicago

Garage Sale Vinyl

Just when he needed it most, Christopher Long stumbles across a super-cheap, poorly aged original vinyl copy of Chicago II, the classic 1970 sophomore LP from, well, you know.

Garage Sale Vinyl: Cherie Currie

Garage Sale Vinyl: Cherie Currie

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week Christopher Long brings home a doozie. FULL DISCLOSURE: he didn’t discover it at a garage sale, and it sure wasn’t cheap. However, the near-mint copy of Beauty’s Only Skin Deep, the debut 1978 solo LP from Cherie Currie, is his most sought-after score of 2023!

Garage Sale Vinyl: Linda Ronstadt

Garage Sale Vinyl: Linda Ronstadt

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, Christopher Long nearly fights a famed rock star in defense of his 1970s pin-up princess. To prove his point, Chris goes into his own garage and digs out his musty vinyl copy of the self-titled 1972 alt. country classic from Linda Ronstadt.

Sweeney Todd

Sweeney Todd

Archikulture Digest

A former convict returns to London to avenge his former enemies and save his daughter. Carl F. Gauze reviews the Theater West End production of Sweeney Todd.

Garage Sale Vinyl: KISS, The Solo Albums

Garage Sale Vinyl: KISS, The Solo Albums

Garage Sale Vinyl

This week, cuddly curmudgeon Christopher Long finds himself feeling even older as he hobbles through a Florida flea market in pursuit of vinyl copies of the four infamous KISS solo albums — just in time to commemorate the set’s milestone 45th anniversary.

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

Archikulture Digest

Mid-century teens discover the joys of drugs, only to see themselves made examples of to all the rest of us.

The Prom

The Prom

Archikulture Digest

Coming out in rural Indiana is no fun, and a pack of well-meaning C-list Broadway stars isn’t helping.

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Clint Black at Riverside Casino and Resort

Clint Black at Riverside Casino and Resort

Features

Jeremy Glazier reports from this late 2023 concert packed with fantastic music, lighting, and displays that give the feeling of a two-hour Clint Black Live at Riverside Casino and Resort music video.