Rant ‘N’ Roll: The True Essence Of Musikfest

PHOTO: The author (right) with friends at Musikfest 2014

BETHLEHEM, PA—It’s a time to discover new music. It’s a time to be with friends, experiment with international cuisine, walk walk walk from show to show, have a party, dance, sing and scuffle with security (but only if you go to …

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Kam On Film: ‘The November Man,’ ‘Are You Here’ and What’s New In Theaters

The November Man

Relativity Media

Rated R for rape, profanity, sexuality, nudity, graphic violence and brief drug use

It’s Spy Vs. Spy In Labyrinthine Espionage Thriller

Director Roger Donaldson is probably most closely associated with No Way Out, one of the best espionage thrillers ever made. The accomplished Australian …

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Queued Up: ‘Divergent,’ ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2,’ ‘Secret State’ and More!


The buildup: In a post-apocalyptic, fenced-in Chicago, society has broken down into five factions to maintain order and balance: Candor, Amity, Erudite, Abnegation, and Dauntless. When young Beatrice Prior (Shailene Woodley) leaves her family’s selfless (and ruling) Abnegation faction to train with the brave, militant Dauntless, she must …

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Between & Beyond: Instant Gratification

There are so many things to talk about right now, and I really feel like talking about none of them. They are all deeply important but there’s just too much heaviness right now, and I feel like trying to get above it for some air. It seems like all the …

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Reality Check: Fearguson, USA

Ferguson is a city of around 21,000 citizens in St. Louis County, Missouri. For nearly two weeks now it has been the focal point of the nation, as the shooting death of an unarmed African-American man by a Caucasian police officer has sparked debate, protest, riots, armed guards, and, well…you …

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Shoreworld: Fuel At The Headliner; The Third Annual Liberty Music Festival

Free Fuel Heats Up The Jersey Shore – The Headliner – Aug. 22 – Special Guests End Of An Era And Planeside

We all know who they are, and we know the music that catapulted this Tennessee foursome to megastardom in the early 1990s. Songs like “Shimmer” made Fuel a …

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Everynight Charley’s Manhattan Beat: July 27 – July 31

Mischief Brew/Le Poisson Rouge/July 27, 2014

After four years screaming in the Orphans, a punk band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Erik Petersen in June 2000 started performing locally, first as a solo acoustic artist and finally gathering a rhythm section. Mischief Brew began performing anarcho-punk rock which incorporated elements of American …

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Rant ‘N’ Roll: Dana, Sean, Orrin & The Rev

Dana Robbins currently plays in the touring bands of Aretha Franklin and Delbert McClinton. The Michigan native, now living in Nashville, spent a decade in Los Angeles where she toured and recorded with Barry Manilow. The girl can’t help it. She was born to blow: be it soprano, alto or …

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Maria’s Local Radar: Inventure

Ladies and gentleman, or boys and girls, it’s about that time that we hit up this Local Radar! I have had such an amazing summer covering music, with so many national acts such as Cage The Elephant, Say Anything, Modest Mouse and so many more. But, I can’t knock …

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Kam On Film: ‘If I Stay,’ ‘The Giver’ and What’s New In Theaters

If I Stay

Warner Brothers

Rated PG-13 for sexuality and mature themes

A Life Hangs In The Balance In Adaptation Of Bittersweet Best-Seller

Mia Hall (Chloe Grace Moretz) is a bright 17-year-old full of the bloom of youth. Between playing the cello purely for pleasure and dating the doting boy …

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