News …

Preparing for , New Jersey officials study and other music festivals – The Daily Journal

Will the last band leaving a major label please turn out the lights? – Boston Herald

Crosby, Stills & Nash on “taking a stand’ – The Age

Q&A with JuanesThe Chicago Tribune

Terence Blanchard on writing music for movies – Express / Washington Post

Famed Cuban percussionist Carlos ”Patato” Valdés dies – The Miami Herald

Views …

The Spice Girls’ royal San Jose experience – San Francisco Chronicle

Jonathan Davis extends his horizons in Los Angeles – Los Angeles Times / Calendar Live (registration may be required)

Elton John heats up the audience on the coldest performance night of his career – Taranaki Daily News

B.B. King brings blues and style to club opening – Orlando Sentinel

Brian Setzer Orchestra’s hep cat Christmas in Milwaukee – Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Fire, dancers – Rob Zombie has it all – Denver Post

in the Motor City – The Detroit News

They Say It’s Their Birthday … (Or so says Associated Press)

Dave Brubeck is 87

Helen Cornelius is 66

Rick Buckler (The Jam) is 52

Bill Lloyd is 52

Steven Wright is 52

Peter Buck (R.E.M.) is 51

David Lovering (Pixies) is 46

Ulf “Buddha” Ekberg (Ace of Base) is 37