John Ralston story - Dec. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Singer and multi-instrumentalist John Ralston will turn 40 this month, and the second half of his young life has included releasing a hugely-successful independent solo debut album ('Needle Bed,' 2005), subsequent releases and international touring while signed to California-based Vagrant Records, marriage, fatherhood, a return to independent musical status, including a new album called 'IV,' and moving his family to North Carolina two weeks before his Dec. 29 birthday.
Pop season previews 2017-2018 story - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
The 2017-2018 South Florida pop music season features young but established stars in hip-hop (Jay-Z), indie rock (Weezer), and video pop (Katy Perry) as well as the usual parade of 70-somethings in Ringo Starr, Art Garfunkel, and The Zombies -- who will impressively celebrate an amazing 60th anniversary as they visit the Parker Playhouse in Fort Lauderdale on Jan. 9.
Jazz season previews 2017-2018 story - Oct. issue of Palm Beach Arts Paper
Jazz is always a strong genre in South Florida, and the 2017-2018 season is no exception, with rising vocal stars like Gregory Porter, Jon Batiste and Cyrille Aimee; 14-year-old piano sensation Joey Alexander, and the bizarre blend of jazz, classical and world music that is 15-piece orchestra Pink Martini.