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from The Star Online
Last week a tribute album was released in Lonnie Johnson''s name. This article discusses the man himself, as well as the album, Rediscovering Lonnie Johnson. Johnson is commonly noted as the first jazz guitarist, whose work alongside Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong made him a icon of his time. For even more information, visit the related NPR page or check out the Myspace page.
from Trend News
The Rolling Stones are set to break a record when they release their concert film Shine A Light, which was directed by Martin Scorsese. The film will show in 93 IMAX theaters across the country -- an enormous release for IMAX screens. Just so you know what you''re getting yourself into: the movie shows the band during its two-night run at the Beacon Theatre in New York. To read an interview with Scorsese, click here.
from the Daily Herald
Apparently last year Illinois lawmakers made April 1 Cheap Trick Day in honor of the band. This article says that lead guitarist and founder, Rick Nielsen, visited the Capitol where he threw guitar picks at Senators. This is not a fool''s joke -- it really happened last year.