Music Scene

Janis Joplin Would Have been 75 on January 19

Janis Joplin Would Have been 75 on January 19

| January 15, 2018

Worth reading: Janis Joplin: the singer who screamed a very American pain by Nick Coleman, the Guardian “With her raw, anguished voice, Joplin – who would have been 75 this month – was a hippy icon. But on Piece of My Heart she became something darker still.” My first encounter with extreme feeling in pop […]

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Ferron Returns to the Hickman March 3

Ferron Returns to the Hickman March 3

| January 10, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 7-8:30 pm   An Evening with Ferron   @ the Catherine A Hickman Theater, Gulfport  Ferron is a Canadian-born singer-songwriter and poet. In addition to gaining fame as one of Canada’s most respected songwriters, Ferron first became one of the most influential lyrical songwriters of the women’s music circuit, and an important influence […]

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VIDEO: Sia’s Holiday Ballad “Snowman”

VIDEO: Sia’s Holiday Ballad “Snowman”

| December 12, 2017

Sia has given fans a wonderful treat with her first-ever holiday album released on November 17. In “Snowman,” the singer confesses her feelings for a frosty love she fears will melt. “Snowman” blends the smooth voice of the chart-topping singer and writer with an uplifting melody. It’s an enchanting ballad that’s sure to become a […]

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VIDEO: Lady Gaga Joins Former VP Joe Biden in PSA Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors

VIDEO: Lady Gaga Joins Former VP Joe Biden in PSA Supporting Sexual Assault Survivors

| October 29, 2017

The It’s On Us campaign has just released a new video that reminds viewers of their responsibility to intervene when they see abuse. The two also encourage survivors of sexual assault to reach out for support. The new PSA was released after multiple women accused famed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein and other men in powerful […]

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Melissa Etheridge Arrested in North Dakota for Possession of Medical Marijuana Oil

Melissa Etheridge Arrested in North Dakota for Possession of Medical Marijuana Oil

| October 22, 2017

Melissa Etheridge was arrested August 17 in North Dakota for marijuana possession, TMZ reported October 14. Melissa and rocker Todd Rundgren were both arrested after their tour buses were stopped by US Customs and Border Patrol. Melissa has spoken publicly about using medical marijuana to manage pain from breast cancer. That’s legal in her home […]

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VIDEO: Singer-Songwriter Christie Lenee Wins 2017 International Finger Style Guitar Championship

VIDEO: Singer-Songwriter Christie Lenee Wins 2017 International Finger Style Guitar Championship

| October 3, 2017

One of our Tampa Bay favorite singer-songwriters, Christie Lenee, won first place in the 2017 International Finger Style Guitar Championships, held by the Walnut Valley Festival. Christie says, “This is a HUGE victory and I feel grateful to receive such an award!” “I’m riding the energy of this achievement now with a phenomenal amount of […]

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Meet Peace, Love & Women Music Festival Producer Lynn DiVenuti

Meet Peace, Love & Women Music Festival Producer Lynn DiVenuti

| August 30, 2017

The Gulfport Peace, Love & Women Music Festival on September 17 was created to offer a venue for seasoned and upcoming women performers to showcase their music. Everyone who loves great music is invited to this community event that is one of the hottest tickets of the summer. Five of Tampa Bay’s critically-acclaimed, professional women […]

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VIDEO: Pink Gives Powerful Speech About Appearance at VMA Awards

VIDEO: Pink Gives Powerful Speech About Appearance at VMA Awards

| August 30, 2017

GayStarNews has reported that Pink’s speech about androgyny and beauty was one of the favorite moments at MTV’s 2017 Video Music Awards. The artist attended the Awards with her family to accept the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award. ‘I know I don’t have a lot of time,’ she began as the audience continued to roar […]

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