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Singer/songwriter/keyboardist Dennis DeYoung is a founding member of Styx and the lead songwriter on a vast majority of the group’s hits. Since leaving the band, DeYoung has toured with his own group, and has also just released a new 2020 solo album, 26 East, Volume 1.... READ ON

Peter Noone is a world-renowned entertainer, best known as the frontman of the multi-million selling ’60s band, Herman’s Hermits. In addition to working on television in shows including Laverne and Shirley, Too Close for Comfort, Married with Children, and As the World Turns, Noone has also appeared on stage on Broadway and in London’s West End.... READ ON

Five for Fighting is the stage name of singer, songwriter, and pianist John Ondrasik. Ondrasik was born in Los Angeles into a musical family. As a child, he learned to play the piano. In his teens, he learned to play guitar and started to write music.... READ ON

Singer/songwriter/instrumentalist Rusty Young is one of world’s preeminent pedal steel guitarists and a founding member of the band, Poco. Poco originated when the ‘60s rock group, Buffalo Springfield (“For What It’s Worth”) was recording its final album and group members Stephen Stills, Neil Young, and Richie Furay were recording their own material without the other band members present. One of Furay’s projects was his country rock classic, “Kind Woman,” which he recorded with the help of producer/engineer/bassist Jim Messina and steel guitar player Rusty Young.... READ ON








Ron Dante has had a long and distinguished career in the music industry as a singer, songwriter, and producer. In 1969, his vocals helped catapult The Archies’ hit, “Sugar, Sugar,” to the top of the charts where it became the #1 single of the year. In addition to writing songs for a variety of artists, Dante came to prominence as a record producer, most notably with Barry Manilow. More recently, however, Dante has toured the country with the Happy Together Tour as a member of The Turtles.... READ ON

Bruce “Cousin Brucie” Morrow was born on October 13, 1937, and grew up in Brooklyn, NY. As a high school student, he became involved in NYC’s All City Radio Workshop, and while attending college at New York University, he helped create the school’s first radio station, WCAG.... READ ON

Keith Paluso is a Southern soul, folk, and Americana singer/songwriter from the Memphis, Tennessee area who, after appearing on NBC-TV’s The Voice, became the lead singer of the legendary jazz-rock group, Blood, Sweat and Tears. Spotlight Central recently caught up with Paluso in order to find out more about his background, his days on The Voice, his work with Blood, Sweat and Tears, and what he’s been up to during the current suspension of live concerts.... READ ON

Tommy James is one of the most popular artists of the 1960s. With over 23 gold singles and nine platinum albums to his credit, James has sold over 100 million records worldwide. More than 300 artists including Bruce Springsteen, Santana, R.E.M., Billy Idol, Cher, Joan Jett, and Kelly Clarkson have covered his songs. His music has also been heard in 60 motion pictures and in over 50 television shows including The Simpsons, Criminal Minds, and Breaking Bad.... READ ON

The Buckinghams are an American pop band from Chicago, Illinois. Formed in 1966, within a single year, the band had gone on to become recognized as “The Most Listened To Band In America” by Billboard magazine charting five Top 40 hits. After over a half century, the group still continues to delight audiences around the country.... READ ON

Music lovers at Englewood, NJ’s BergenPAC this March 8, 2020 evening are eagerly awaiting the start of a concert by famed jazz trumpeter Chris Botti.... READ ON


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