80s and Now: Suzanne Vega

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1987’s Solitude Standing

80s: Singer-songwriter Suzanne Vega released her self-titled debut album in 1985. Her second album, Solitude Standing, reached No. 11 on the US Billboard 200 and included the singles Tom’s Diner and Luka, a Top 5 hit. Her song Left of Center appeared on the soundtrack for the 1986 movie Pretty in Pink. Continue reading

On the Road: Rick Springfield’s Stripped Down Tour

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I’ve been a fan of Rick Springfield since he was climbing the charts with Working Class Dog and charming the pants off of nurses as Dr. Noah Drake on General Hospital. And even though I was lucky enough to meet him (and get a photo and an autograph) in 2010, when he was promoting his autobiography Late, Late at Night: A Memoir, I had never had the experience of seeing him in concert. Continue reading