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Suzanne Rothberg (www.suzannerothberg.com) is an entertainment columnist. She has interviewed many music legends such as Peter Frampton, Don Felder, Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Carl Palmer, Jim McCarty, Uriah Heep, Ritchie Blackmore, etc. She has written for Patch.com and Examiner.com.

The Doobie Brothers Look Forward To Upcoming Tour

5/21/2015 9:00pm EDT
The Doobie Brothers Are Ready To Rock This Summer
There’s not one moment that you turn on the radio and the timeless classic tunes of The Doobie Brothers music doesn't come on. They receive numerous amounts of airplay on Top 40 and Classic Rock stations across the country. Their music is the soundtrack of our lives with hits ‘Black Water,’ ‘China Grove,’ ‘Minute By Minute’ ‘Long Train Running,’ 'Jesus Is Just Alright,’ ‘Listen To The Music,’ ‘Taking It To The Streets’ ‘Rocking Down the Highway’ and ‘What A Fool Believes.' These are just some of the songs that receive regular airplay.

The band is now a trio featuring John McFee, (guitar, ...
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Moody Blues Alan Hewitt Talks New Album & More

5/18/2015 11:22pm EDT
Alan Hewitt promo photo
Alan Hewitt, the multi-talented keyboardist for The Moody Blues and platinum keyboardist/producer to the stars, has a new album out called, ‘Evolution’ (Red River/RED/Sony Music). It's a mix of rock, fusion, and jazz music with his supergroup, One Nation. He’s been the keyboard player for The Moody Blues since 2010 and he’s had solo smooth, romantic jazz albums including, 'Noche De Pasion' (2004) 'Retroactive,' (2009) 'Metropolis,' (2006) and 'High Fidelity' (2012) which he lends his vocals on the album. The other three albums he plays keyboards.

The band’s line-up includes, Alan Hewitt,...
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New Music Coming From Pop Superstar Debbie Gibson

5/11/2015 11:00am EDT
Debbie Gibson
Iconic 80s pop superstar and Merrick, New York native, Debbie Gibson had mega Top 40 hits on the radio with the song that launched her singing career, 'Only in My Dreams’ a song she wrote at a very young age, ‘Shake Your Love,’ ‘Foolish Beat’, and the title track from her ‘Out of the Blue’ album and the equally successful, ‘Electric Youth’ featuring the title track. Today, Debbie still receives airplay and her songs are classic hits.

Back in the days where labels ruled and there was no internet, she signed with Atlantic Records and become a pop-star sensation in the 80s. Then, that all cha...
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Orleans: The 70s Supergroup Talks Tour And More

5/6/2015 4:00pm EDT
Orleans
Ah, the 70s! Going back to when life was simple! No internet, no cell phones and it was all about the music! The 70s pop group, Orleans was a huge part of the era and now they are hitting the road with one of their stops at Tarrytown Music Hall on May 15.

The 43-year-old band’s most popular hits are “Still The One”, “Dance With Me” “Love Takes Time” and “Crazy.” The current line-up features John Hall, (songwriter, guitar, vocals) Dennis ‘Fly’ Amero (guitar, vocals) brothers, Lance Hoppen (bass, vocals) Lane Hoppen (keyboards) and Charlie Morgan (drums, percussion). Peter O'Brien is playing...
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Exclusive: Robby Krieger Reminisces On 'The Doors'

4/2/2015 8:19pm EDT
The Doors: Guitarist Robby Krieger Reminisces About The Band’s 5
Classic rockers, The Doors were a band that defined rock and roll with their distinct sound of ballads and rock anthems. With the combination of Ray Manzarek’s energetic keyboards, and Jim Morrison’s poetic lyrics their music changed the world forever in a difficult time during the 60s and 70s. The band formed in 1965 50 years ago.

Starpulse had the exclusive privilege of speaking to the last original founding member, Doors guitarist Robby Krieger.

“There was a lot of good and bad (being in the band). I’m very proud it lasted this long. It’s tough having lost two members of The Doors. Wit...
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Review: 'Do You Believe?'

3/23/2015 10:55pm EDT
Do You Believe?
From the creators of ‘God's Not Dead’ comes another faith-based film, ‘Do You Believe?’ It opened in theaters Friday in limited release. It tells the story of 12 souls and how their lives are intertwined and changed forever when they turn to the power of 'believing' in God. Academy-Award winner Mira Sorvino is Samantha, a homeless single mother who has been struggling to care for her daughter, ‘Lilly’ and lives on the streets until she’s rescued by strangers known as J.D. and his wife who lost their own daughter to a drunk driver.

Faith-based films have soared in popularity in recent years...
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VH1 Classic’s 'That Metal Show' Premieres New Season Starring Geddy Lee of Rush

2/5/2015 10:20am EST
TMS Hosts Jim Florentine, Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson
VH1 Classsic’s flagship series, That Metal Show, the acclaimed successful rock/heavy metal talk show hosted by Eddie Trunk, Don Jamieson and Jim Florentine is gearing up to launch its new season premiering February 21 at a new broadcast time of 9:00 PM ET/PT and repeating at 11:00 PM the same evening. The first episode of Season 14 will kick off starring Geddy Lee of Rush and will debut 7-string guitarist virtuoso; John Petrucci of Dream Theater on the program.

Geddy Lee returns to TMS to promote Rush’s highly anticipated 40th Anniversary Tour scheduled to kick off this summer. The North A...
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'Dying Of The Light': First Look At New Nicolas Cage Film

10/15/2014 8:21pm EDT
Nicolas Cage Dying of the Light poster
Here we go again with the Cage movie-marathon! After being exposed to the worst film of 2014, “Left Behind” Nicolas Cage returns once again to the big screen as CIA agent; Evan Lake in this action-packed electrifying cloak and dagger thriller, "Dying of the Light." Lake is forced to retire after he learns of his dementia while on his final assignment.

He sets out on a mission to find a terrorist who resurfaced as Cage goes rogue to eliminate his sworn enemy. He looks 10 years older in this film with the fake "dyed" grey hair. The movie has faced some controversy as Paul Schrader who wrote...
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'Left Behind': The End Begins Ready Or Not

10/2/2014 6:45am EDT
Left Behind
Hollywood is focusing on apocalyptic thrillers, supernatural elements, and true real life faith-based themes including the HBO series, ‘The Leftovers,’ the film ‘Noah’ and now audiences will get caught up in the rapture and brace themselves for a wild ride starring Nicolas Cage, in the powerful, gripping, heart-pounding ‘edge of your seat’ end-times thriller ‘Left Behind’ slated for nationwide release on October 3.

‘Left Behind’ (Stoney Lake Entertainment-Freestyle Releasing) is based on the widely popular book series which is co-authored by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins with more than 65 m...
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Kathy Sledge Celebrates The Legacy Of Billie Holiday in ‘Brighter Side of Day’

8/25/2014 11:15am EDT
Kathy Sledge Celebrates The Legacy Of Billie Holiday in ‘Brighte
Kathy Sledge, the youngest sister and former member of the 70s group, ‘Sister Sledge’ known for their hit song, 'We Are Family' will be performing a tribute to legendary jazz singer, Billie Holiday at the Metropolitan Cafe in Manhattan on September 6.

Kathy spoke to Starpulse by phone about her upcoming show and portraying Billie Holiday. The scripts for the on and off-Broadway plays ended up in her lap but she never got the role.

“The on and off-Broadway versions of 'Lady Day' scripts landed on my lap even the one at Emerson’s Bar and Grill but I didn’t get the role. I wanted to bring Bi...
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