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.

Australian Open: Week One Highlights

1 – Roger (Federer) and out… Those of us who were hoping Roger Federer would win the first Grand Slam of 2015 were in for a surprise when Italian Andreas Seppi defeated the 17-times major champion 6-4, 7-6 (7-5), 4-6, … read more »

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New Bluegrass: Lonesome River Band’s ‘Turn On A Dime’

Lonesome River Band — Turn On A Dime Label: Mountain Home Records The Lonesome River Band’s album Turn On A Dime is an all-new thirteen-track collection that lets the band express the contemporary take on traditional bluegrass for which they … read more »

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New Music from Jim Ed Brown (‘In Style Again’)

Jim Ed Brown — In Style Again Label: Plowboy Records Sometimes your country-music-loving ears just want to be comforted with the silky smooth delivery of an artist who sings songs that are so good that there is no need to … read more »

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Elenowen’s New Release — ‘For the Taking’

Elenowen — ‘For the Taking’ Label: Ready Set Records Elenowen have been on quite a journey – from their appearance on the first season of NBC’s The Voice to touring the country and having their first child. Now their album, … read more »

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Bluegrass Legend Ralph Stanley’s New CD Available At Cracker Barrel Stores

Musical icon Dr. Ralph Stanley released his latest CD today. Man of Constant Sorrow is now available exclusively at all 634 Cracker Barrel Old Country Store locations and online at crackerbarrel.com for $11.99. What can you say about the way … read more »

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Mark Schultz Wrestles With His Opinion Of ‘Foxcatcher’

If Olympic wrestling champion Mark Schultz knows anything (and he knows a lot), he knows how to end victorious. While the film Foxcatcher has an army of Hollywood types figuring out how to gain media attention during this Academy Award’s … read more »

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New Bluegrass: Volume Five’s ‘Voices’

Volume Five — Voices Label: Mountain Fever Records While the genre of country music faces challenges in terms of definition and direction, bluegrass music seems to stay as reliable as ever. It is bands like Volume Five, and their latest … read more »

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87th Annual Academy Award Nominations (Complete List)

The 87th annual Academy Awards nominations in 24 categories were announced this morning by actor Chris Pine and directors J.J. Abrams and Alfonso Cuaron. The ceremony celebrating the winners is Sunday, Feb. 22, with Neil Patrick Harris as host (7:00pm … read more »

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GLADYS KNIGHT, MARTINA McBRIDE And ESTELLE To Perform Tonight On Skyville Live!

Gladys Knight, Martina McBride and Estelle will join forces to provide music fans from around the world an unforgettable and one-of-a-kind experience when they perform on SKYVILLE LIVE, a new groundbreaking music series tonight (January 14, 2015) via skyvillelive.com (8:00p … read more »

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Kenny Chesney To Kick Off ‘The Big Revival’ Tour In Nashville

When Kenny Chesney started thinking about how to kick off his The Big Revival Tour, which boasts almost two dozen NFL stadiums and a handful of festivals, he knew he wanted something that mattered, something that spoke to who he … read more »

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