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  • Renaissance launch fall North American tour

    Renaissance launch fall North American tour

    Symphonic rock band Renaissance are preparing to hit the road this fall in support of their latest DVD release, Live at the Union Chapel. Dates kick off Nov. 3 in Hartford, CT and wrap up Nov. 13 in Milwaukee, WI. The band will also make a stop near Chicago in Saint Charles, IL on Nov. 12. Tickets...
  • The 2016 Renaissance lineup, featuring Annie Haslam (top left).

    Interview: Annie Haslam talks rebirth for symphonic rockers Renaissance

    Renaissance vocalist Annie Haslam is truly the first lady of symphonic rock. In the early ‘70s the aspiring fashionista answered a Melody Maker advert and wound up singing in a revamped version of an orchestral rock ensemble started by a couple ex-Yardbirds (Keith Relf and Jim McCarty).  Fronted by...
  • Shakespeare still entertains, engages, educates around the world

    Shakespeare entertains, engages, and educates around the globe

    All around the world Shakespeare continues to engage audiences. One of the most delightful experiences with Shakespeare is to enjoy Shakespearean performances with family and friends in an outdoor park. July 12, WCSH reports out of Portland, Maine on Fenix Theatre's free production of "A Midsummer...
  • Candice Night

    Interview with Candice Night: ‘Music to me is absolutely magical’

    There’s a gentle elegance to Candice Night that extends beyond her award-winning, chart-topping vocals. It’s a beauty that radiates softly from her core and caresses the world with a comforting serenity. Her work with husband Ritchie Blackmore in Blackmore’s Night may have claimed the accolades, but...
  • The timeless progressive rock of Renaissance

    The timeless progressive rock of Renaissance

    Renaissance is a progressive rock band that has a long lineage that connects back to some of the earliest innovators of British pop and rock in the mid-1960s. Since the early '70s the band has been fronted by vocalist Annie Haslan. With Haslan's five octave vocal range prominently showcased...
  • Phoenix Comicon opens for 2015.

    Phoenix Comicon 2015 opens

    Phoenix Comicon 2015 has officially started in downtown Phoenix, Ariz. The four day event, which runs through Sunday afternoon, May 31, is being held at the Phoenix Convention Center and at the Hyatt Regency, Sheraton and Renaissance hotels. Hours for venues are as listed below: General registration...
  • Bert Sperling shows his talent as a songwriter with his new album Renaissance

    Bert Sperling shows his talent as a songwriter with his new album Renaissance

    Bert Sperling is a singer-songwriter who used to sing in a country band in Portland. He also recently appeared on a compilation that was a tribute to George Jones. His new album Renaissance isn't a pure country album, but you certainly get a good taste of his country background with some of these...
  • Bert Sperling

    Bert Sperling's 'Renaissance' album

    Bert Sperling, a singer/songwriter who was born and raised in Portland, Oregon, has a new album, Renaissance. This is one of Sperling’s most honest, personal work yet. Sperling has quite a musical journey to boast about. He spent time playing in hard rock and punk bands in his younger years...
  • Renaissance Music, available now on itunes

    Renaissance, a new front of Christian rock

    Today it seems like everywhere you turn you are reminded that our world is wrought with egotism. It can sometimes seem like every band in existence is only making music to try to turn a quick buck. Turning the tide against the merciless capitalism often encountered in the music industry is a band...
  • Atlanta festivals to look forward to in April

    Atlanta festivals to look forward to in April

    Spring announces the arrival of festivals galore in Atlanta. Something to look forward to in the midst of the allergy daze that usually hits the city about this time as well. Get your fun on with these fantastic community events all across the metro area and in the suburbs as well: The 79th Annual...
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