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Steve Penhollow

Steve Penhollow

Whatzup Features Writer


Champion of ‘smooth jazz’ visits the Clyde

Saxophonist Boney James, born James Oppenheim, got his nickname on a tour of Scandinavia in the 1980s. The sums that James and his bandmates were being paid to perform didn’t […]

Don’t believe the bad reputation about British food

Somehow, I had reached the age of 55 without sampling the cuisine of my people. Which people? Why, the British people, of course. The Penhollows (then called the Penhallows) came […]

Melissa Etheridge reworks life’s tragedies into her art

If you want to know what Melissa Etheridge is all about, find a video of Etheridge and Joss Stone performing songs made famous by Janis Joplin at the 2005 Grammy […]

Bruce Hornsby invites listeners to join him with music not stuck in past

There is a tradition at Bruce Hornsby concerts of fans writing requests on little slips on paper and throwing them onstage. This sound likes a great deal for the fans, […]

Theresa Caputo invites audience to believe in own healing

Theresa Caputo knew she was different from a young age. No, this isn’t about her love of big hair. It’s about her ability to talk to the dead, although her […]

Celebrate with Kool & the Gang at the Pavilion

Kool & the Gang got their start in New Jersey as a jazz band called the Jazziacs. They performed with jazz greats such as saxophonist Pharaoh Sanders and pianist McCoy […]

Alt rock band Incubus to take over Foellinger

Chris Kilmore, the longtime DJ and turntablist for the band Incubus, is something of a delightful enigma with charming incongruity. You can catch Incubus performing on Sept. 6 at the […]

Hagar and co. raise roof off Eagles Theatre

There were a lot of Sammy Hagar T-shirts in the lobby of Wabash’s Eagles Theatre on a particular Friday night in mid-August, as one might expect. There were also some […]

Blues guitarist wins over fans with music that just feels good

Let’s face it: If you’re a woman who plays blues guitar, some blues aficionados are going to be about as welcoming to you as the dinosaurs were to that meteor. […]