News …

While others might talk the talk, Hanson walks the walk as the brothers raise awareness of African issues – Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

Richard Carpenter, one half of ’70s duo The Carpenters, plans comeback – Melbourne Herald Sun

Devo: Still political after all these years – The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Wanna play an orchestra with your fingertips? On your mobile phone? You can with software called “Chokkan Classic” – Reuters

For those of you on the go, a quick Q&A with Ne-YoWashington Post / Post Rock

Views …

Neil Young in the Twin Cities – ” … took the stage Tuesday night at Xcel Energy Center to a standing ovation, put his hands together as if to pray and bowed humbly.” – Minneapolis Star Tribune

Tina Turner in Los Angeles – “She was supported but never topped by four dancers probably one-third her age.” – Los Angeles Times (registration may be required)

David Byrne in Park City, Utah – ” … kicked off the Eccles Center auditorium’s new season by bringing a sold out crowd to its feet and keeping them there for most of the non-stop, two-hour show.” – Park Record

New Kids On The Block in Glendale, Arizona – ” … felt like millions of women’s fantasies coming to life for more than two hours.” – The Arizona Republic

Susan Tedeschi in Buffalo, New York – “When Tedeschi sings, the lyrics burst out of their shackles to become real and vital stories of a heart’s passions and trials.” – The Buffalo News

Joan Rivers in Dallas – “In this stand-up comic mode, her aggressive and abrasive style called to mind Don Rickles. She was brutal – and brutally funny.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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

Freddy Cole is 77

Barry McGuire is 73

Don Stevenson (Moby Grape) is 66

Richard Carpenter is 62

Tito Jackson is 55

Mark Reznicek (Toadies) is 46

Eric Benet is 38

Ginuwine is 38

Jaci Velasquez is 29

Keyshia Cole is 27