Author Archives: Greg Victor

About Greg Victor

Greg Victor (Parcbench Culture Editor) covers the world for Parcbench... from the Biennale in Venice, to Centre Court in Wimbledon, to Rhythm & Roots Reunion in Bristol, Tennessee. He is based in New York City and frequently on the road.

Denis Kudla’s Wimbledon Run

There’s something wonderful about the fact that American wild-card entry Denis Kudla has extended his surprising run at Wimbledon into week number two… and attention must be paid. You see, Denis (rhymes with “tennis”) Kudla is the only American man … read more »

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John Isner’s Potential ‘Groundhog Day’ At Wimbledon

Is it Groundhog Day on the grass courts of Wimbledon? Can American number one, John Isner, pull off another epic five-set win? On Court 1, John Isner’s third-round match against Marin Cilic was suspended at 9:20 p.m. on Friday, with … read more »

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Even With A Fractured Finger – Jack Sock Plays On At Wimbledon

Like the slippery grass it is played upon, the Grand Slam tennis tournament known as “The Championships” can sometimes be unforgivingly unpredictable. But with its almost overwhelming atmosphere of tradition, the British notion of “keeping a stiff upper lip” is … read more »

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New Country: Easton Corbin’s ‘About To Get Real’

Easton Corbin – About To Get Real Label: Mercury Nashville Whenever Easton Corbin releases a new album, it is a time of great relief. It means that country music has at least one artist determined to keep things country… and … read more »

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Holden & Dunphy’s ‘Rattle Your Cage’ Is A Winner

Holden & Dunphy – ‘Rattle Your Cage’ Written by Darren Holden, Brian Dunphy Produced by Billy Farrell (The Corrs) Darren Holden and Brian Dunphy, with the help of producer Billy Farrell, have just released one of the biggest and most … read more »

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Kacey Musgraves’ New CD: More Of The Same

Kacey Musgraves’ new album came out recently. If you loved her debut album – 2013’s Same Trailer Different Park – (I did), and you want another disc of material that seems exactly like that first one (I do not), then … read more »

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Wimbledon 2015: Keep Your Eye On Alexander Zverev

Alexander Zverev, of Germany, makes his Wimbledon debut next week. It’s a day that I’ve been looking forward to for a couple of years now. The 18-year-old who is ranked 76th in the world was born for the game. He … read more »

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Kacey Musgraves Announces ‘Country & Western Rhinestone Revue’ Tour

Kacey Musgraves, has announced dates for her new tour, ‘The Kacey Musgraves Country & Western Rhinestone Revue,’ beginning in Atlanta on August 27 and wrapping in Amsterdam on November 22. The tour hits a series of iconic venues including The … read more »

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ParcBench Recommends: 2015 Living Blues Awards Voting

For the Living Blues Awards – Reader’s Ballot 2015, ParcBench makes the following recommendations… Blues Artist of the Year (Male) Joe Louis Walker Blues Artist of the Year (Female) Rory Block Most Outstanding Blues Singer Otis Clay Most Outstanding Musician … read more »

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2015 Wimbledon Seedings Announced

It’s almost time to settle in for 2 weeks of the best tennis tradition ever – Wimbledon – and the seedings have been announced! Unlike the other three grand slams in Melbourne, Paris and New York, Wimbledon uses a unique … read more »

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