Ed Condran

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Ed Condran is a veteran entertainment and sports journalist who has contributed to Rolling Stone, Maxim, Details, Stuff, Giant, St. Louis Magazine, Entrepreneur, The Washington Post, The Dallas Morning News, The Oregonian, The Hartford Courant, The Village Voice, The Tampa Tribune and Asbury Park Press, among other fine publications. A feature Ed crafted started a feud between Conan O’Brien and Michael Bolton. He’s interviewed George Carlin 12 times. Steven Wright has suggested that Ed write a book about his myriad of entertainment experiences. Ed penned jokes for Bette Midler’s “Kiss My Brass” tour and toiled as a writer for a pair of sitcoms which failed to get past pilot stage. Ed lives with his wife, Welshie, four children, Jillian, Eddie, Milo and Jane, as well as their dog, Dodger, cats Soo Soo and Sagwa, and a bearded dragon to be named later.

February 15, 2018

Comedians

Jeff Dunham's fans prove he's no dummy

A ventriloquist is the most popular comic in America, by some standards. Jeff Dunham delivers xenophobic humor through his collection of dolls.

February 14, 2018

Bands

Friendship is the X factor for the X Ambassadors

There are two types of bands. There are those comprised of hired guns and then there are acts filled with friends.

February 7, 2018

Musicians

Rob Zombie guitarist John 5 returns to a local favorite stage

Don't judge a recording artist by his album cover. John 5 could pass for a goth or metal stereotype, but the complicated guitarist is much more than that.

February 2, 2018

Musicians

20-year old rocker Hannah Wicklund picks Tom Petty over Katy Perry any day

When Hannah Wicklund was growing up during the prior decade along Myrtle Beach, S.C., she winced at the music which emanated from her friends' iPods.

January 31, 2018

Musicians

Singer Kimbra is much more than 'Somebody That You Used to Know'

Kimbra recorded her debut album "Vows" in 2010. Few outside of her native New Zealand and Australia heard the 13-song collection, which clocks in at just 55 minutes.

January 29, 2018

Comedians

Marlon Wayans hopes to rekindle a sibling movie matchup

Marlon Wayans' playful pokes at his teenage children caused the capacity crowd at Carolines on Broadway to erupt. 

January 26, 2018

Spoken word

Henry Rollins regales us with tales of his traveling slideshow

The former Black Flag frontman has visited North Korea, Iran, Cuba, Antartica and Russia six times, among other exotic locales.

January 25, 2018

Bands

30 years of solid rock for Big Head Todd and the Monsters

Big Head Todd and the Monsters has never been known for big riffs. The veteran jam band has a fan base which appreciates its amalgam of rock, blues and a bit of jazz tossed in for good measure.

January 18, 2018

Bands

What The Verve Pipe singer has done to avoid working at Guitar Center

Even though The Verve Pipe hasn't had a hit in more than 20 years, the band continues to grind it out.

January 18, 2018

Bands

Will Walk the Moon create another earworm song?

"Shut Up and Dance" was exactly what happened when the anthemic Walk the Moon single was played at clubs and even ballparks, cue the dance cam, in 2014.

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