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Squeeze at Kennedy Center: Squeezing Out Sparks

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com If I…if I…if I…didn’t know any better, I would have thought that the Squeeze concert held at the elegant Kennedy Center Concert Hall recently was taking place in 1981 or ’82, at...

Ambassador’s Directory 2019

Foreign Diplomats Find A Changed America By Roland Flamini It’s still the crowning achievement of any foreign diplomat’s career, but these days being ambassador to Washington can sometimes feel like a seat at the...

The Vikings Take on Climate Change

By Roland Flamini The Nordic countries are global front runners in the green transition. Supported by an environmentally concerned public, each of these climate-smart countries has taken major legislative and practical steps towards meeting...

Marc Cohn: It’s Called Respect

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Respect. It’s not automatic, it’s not a given and it’s not just handed to you, especially in the music business. You have to earn it, often with a lot of...

Gary Puckett’s Will Power

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com For Gary Puckett, once he found the band he wanted, rock and roll success came at a fast and furious clip. After only a year of being together, he and the...

REO Speedwagon’s Still-Incredible Journey

By Steve Houk  livingonmusic.com Their music was everywhere over a ten year stretch in the 70’s to mid 80’s. You really couldn’t flip on your favorite FM radio station and not hear something from...

Rick Wakeman’s Wonderful Life

  By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com Just mentioning his name exudes the stuff of legend, often eliciting a subtle gasp of awe at the stunning spectrum of his almost 60 year musical career, and the...

Jake Shimabukuro’s Humble Rise To The Mahina

By Steve Houk   livingonmusic.com You’d think that the man who basically reinvented both the playing of and worldwide appreciation for the ukelele in the late 20th/early 21st century would be at least a little...