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Suzanne Rothberg ( 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 and

Nicolas Cage Helps Spread Word About Missing Teen

11/19/2015 3:55pm EST
Nicolas Cage
Iconic movie star, Nicolas Cage was on the set of filming “Dog Eat Dog” a film by Paul Schrader, near Cleveland on November 18 when a man interrupted the filming and approached Cage in a desperate plea to find his missing daughter.

According to media sources, TMZ, ABC 5 News Cleveland and WKYC NBC News 3 Cleveland, Britt Ramsey, the stepfather of 15-year-old Alexis Boroviak asked Nicolas to take a picture with her “missing” poster knowing it would gain media attention and alert authorities of her disappearance. She has been missing from her hometown of Brooklyn, Ohio for ten days. Sources ...

Concert Review: Jethro Tull: The Rock Opera At The Capitol Theatre

11/12/2015 5:11pm EST
Jethro Tull band photo
Ian Anderson and his band, Jethro Tull brought their rock opera ensemble to the Capitol Theatre on November 10. Anderson is a phenomenal flutist and the rest of the band rocked the house complete with a virtual reality backdrop with computer video imagery that told the story behind Jethro Tull and his adventures in England. The woman that played Jethro Tull’s love interest Suzie has a beautiful voice as well as the rest of the virtual cast.

The current band lineup is David Goodier (bass), John O’Hara (keyboards), Florian Opahle (guitar), Scott Hammond (drums).

The performance is quasi-ope...

REO Speedwagon Keep ‘Pushin’ On’ After 27 Years

10/22/2015 10:01am EDT
Kevin Cronin and REO
REO Speedwagon played a tight set at The Capitol Theatre October 20 and the fans were definitely into it and rockin’ out! They have played at the Capitol Theatre previously but this is their first time returning in a while.

My seat was located near the soundboard, so it was interesting to watch the engineer at work while I was also watching the show itself! During the first half of the show, I snapped many photos on the sidelines and got different angles of the concert!

The Chicago-based band has been together for 48 years since 1967. They played most of their famous hits including 'I Can...

REO Speedwagon’s Bruce Hall: 'We’re Back On The Road Again!'

9/28/2015 5:52pm EDT
REO Speedwagon
It’s true! REO Speedwagon is hitting the road across the United States and is making a local stop at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester on October 20!

The band is known for their greatest hits, “Keep On Loving You” (one of my favorite REO songs), “Can’t Fight This Feeling” “Back On The Road Again” "Time For Me To Fly" "Take It On The Run" “Variety Tonight” “Shakin’ It Loose Tonight” “Riding The Storm Out” and many others. Their most successful album of the 80s was “Hi Infidelity."

I had the pleasure of speaking with Bruce Hall, and he told Starpulse all about it! But don’t expect a new...

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, ...

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,...

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...

Orleans: The 70s Supergroup Talks Tour And More

5/6/2015 4:00pm EDT
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...

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...

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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