Tag: music

Ranking Sgt. Pepper’s Songs

AliveTampaBay looks back:

A 50th anniversary celebration
By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist


‘Steppin’ Out’ with Tony Bennett

Mr. Bennett, a 19-time Grammy winner, returns in December to the Mahaffey Theater.

Mr. Bennett at the Mahaffey in March, 2017/File photo by Chris Barlow for AliveTampaBay


Get to Know Ray LaMontagne in Five Songs

Editors Note:  AliveTampaBay looks back to an earlier story first published on July 27, 2016.

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist

Husky-voiced singer-songwriter Ray LaMontagne has captivated audiences for more than a decade. While little is known about this privacy-minded artist, his music speaks for itself. In honor of his upcoming show at Clearwater’s Ruth Eckerd Hall on Aug. 12, 2016, here are five songs to help you get to know Ray LaMontagne.


Jazz Fills the Air in New Orleans

Street bands form on the street corners outside of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

Photo by Greg C. Truax for AliveTampaBay


Happy Valentines Day from Ella

“You’re my funny valentine, sweet comic valentine, you make me smile with my heart.”

Courtesy of Nuova Canaria Records


Author John Capouya and Music Legend Timmy Thomas at University of Tampa

The program on Tuesday (Jan. 9) at UT will feature singer-song writer Timmy Thomas, who will play the keyboard and tell anecdotes from his career, while author John Capouya reads from his newly-released book, “Florida Soul: From Ray Charles to KC and the Sunshine Band” (UPF, 2017). 

Mr. Capouya, left, and cover of the author’s book/Photo by (c) Suzanne Williamson


Tom Petty’s Florida Roots (Video)

AliveTampaBay looks back at our earlier story in May about Tom Petty, who passed away Monday. He was 66.

By Jessica Wheeler, AliveTampaBay Columnist


Luis Fonsi on The Tonight Show (Video)

Music guest Luis Fonsi performs “Despacito” for the Tonight Show audience.

Video courtesy of the Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. 

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