Award-winning journalist who pioneered investigative travel reporting, publisher, No Depression music columnist. Formerly at USA Today.

Bruce Sudano on Donna Summer, Springsteen, the Zombies, and More — Bruce Sudano has been writing notable songs and playing in bands since the 1960s, but he may be more driven now than ever before. "I'm more inspired now than any other time in my life," says Sudano, who co-wrote a hit at age 20 with Tommy James and wrote songs for Donna Summer before marrying her in 1980.

What's the Best Concert Album of All Time? — Each week in this column a musician points to the best or most influential concert attended as a spectator. But what was the best concert album ever released? The unofficial crown may have rested for many years with the Last Waltz, The Band's "farewell" concert on Thanksgiving 1976 at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco.

Rev. Horton Heat, Iron Maiden, and More Slayed Murder by Death's Adam Turla — The psychobilly music and madness of the Reverend Horton Heat had a profound effect on Murder by Death's Adam Turla. "Touring with the Rev. Horton Heat was inspiring and humbling," says Turla, Murder by Death's vocalist and guitarist, about their joint 2007 tour.

Buffy Sainte-Marie Was Surprised by ZZ Top, More — Buffy Sainte-Marie became renowned in the 1960s as a folk musician, but today her musical path keeps evolving. On Thursday (June 30) in Toronto's Roy Thompson Hall, Sainte-Marie will perform her songs with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, and she says her most recent album, 2015's Power in the Blood, is "a pretty rocking roller coaster."

Government continues to refine guidelines for creating more secure networks — Here's something companies, especially small and midsize organizations, should take more advantage of: The federal government continues to hone guidelines on how to become more mature about security. A recent example: the National Institute of Standards and Technology issued new guidance intended to help strengthen cybersecurity at banks, energy companies and other organizations critical to ...

Tony Poole (Starry Eyed and Laughing) on the Byrds and More — The Byrds created timeless music. They were folk-rock, psychedelic rock and country rock pioneers and are - okay, I'll come clean - my favorite band of all time. I could go on and on about the brilliance of original Byrds Roger McGuinn, Gene Clark, David Crosby, Chris Hillman and Michael Clarke - and two later Byrds, Gram Parsons and Clarence White.

Unapproved drugs prompt alerts to 5 doctors — Bate and Levitt agree the FDA needs to identify the safest online pharmacies abroad, as well as crack down on rogue operations. Too often, they say, drug companies and U.S. pharmacies push law enforcement authorities to act and try to maximize profits by lumping together unscrupulous counterfeit drug sellers with sellers of safe, less expensive drugs.

Gary Louris on "Paging Mr. Proust" and His Favorite Shows — Although I cannot fully explain why - maybe the diversity of the songs and a vocal harmony or two - I mention to Jayhawks leader Gary Louris that I detect The Beatles (White Album) in the excellent new Jayhawks album, Paging Mr. Proust. "I am flattered," Louris responds.

Doctors warned about counterfeit drugs — Five Connecticut physicians, including a doctor in Danbury, have received alert letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration alleging they may have purchased unapproved drugs that put patients at risk of adverse health consequences, documents obtained by C-HIT show.

Unapproved Drugs Prompt FDA Alert To 5 Connecticut Doctors — Five Connecticut physicians have received letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alleging that they may have purchased unapproved drugs that put patients at risk of adverse health consequences, documents obtained by C-HIT show.
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Jul 12, 2016

@TheVertical @WojVerticalNBA Scola just bides time. Terrence Jones is the growth move. But I am still on GM Sean's bandwagon.

Jul 11, 2016

The kind, talented @_NoraJane will give a free concert @chirpct on Thursday. She and her band not to be missed.

Jul 11, 2016

@venetianblonde @nodepression Good choice. I have played Before the Flood a zillion times, and iI will make it my No. 2.

Jul 11, 2016

What's the best live album? It's @vanmorrison It’s Too Late to Stop Now…Volumes II, III, IV. See @nodepression here: 

Jul 11, 2016

Good luck in Atlanta @Jarrettjack03 you were clutch in Brooklyn,

Jul 04, 2016

@YogiFerrell11 Don't miss the Brooklyn Bowl in Williamsburg or the view from roof of Fairfield Suites near Barclay.

Jul 04, 2016

@YogiFerrell11 I'm a former sports editor who covered NBA. After watching your videos, I am sure you will make the Nets roster. Best of luck

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