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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | May 23, 1991
IT seems to be the ultimate irony that the reformation and resurfacing of Styx was brought about by the only member of the band who is no longer in it.When guitarist Tommy Shaw called keyboardist Dennis DeYoung three years ago to try to reunite one of the late '70s most popular rock bands, DeYoung agreed, but only after he completed his final solo album for MCA Records.When DeYoung dragged his feet in production, Shaw was enlisted by rocker Ted Nugent to form a new band called Damn Yankees.
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March 29, 2012
Contributor Lexie Mountain is an epic Van Halen fan, and has an epic review of Wednesday night's show at the Verizon Center. I have to admit: I was hoping for VAN HALEN-CON 2012. Sort of like Burning Man, but with a greater possibility of being set on fire by an errant can of Aqua Net or hassled in the parking lot by some toughs in Thom McAns. You know, a real circus. I wanted to fear for my life. But I did not fear for my life. Whole families, with their kids wearing Styx t-shirts, had come to see Van Halen at the Verizon Center Wednesday night.
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By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 24, 1991
A lot of things have changed in the eight years since Styx was last on tour, but band member Dennis DeYoung figured at least one thing would have remained the same: rock critics.Although Styx was one of the most popular rock acts of the late '70s, the group never topped a single rock critic's poll. (Well, jokes DeYoung, "We would have if it was upside down.") Consequently, he had little reason to believe that his band's absence had made the reviewers' hearts grow fonder."I had said, on the first day or so [of the tour]
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
The Black Keys have been confirmed at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band, which just sold out the Verizon Center last week, will play Merriweather May 18. The show had been rumored , but it was confirmed this week on the venue's website. The band is promoting new album "El Camino;" tickets for the show start at $40 and go on sale Friday. Def Leppard, which just performed at Jiffy Lube Live last year , is playing Merriweather this summer, on July 10, the band's label said this week.
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By Steve Morse and Steve Morse,BOSTON GLOBE | June 20, 2001
Summertime is the season to thumb your nose at the Who's famous line: "Hope I die before I get old." That quip has long since passed into folklore, as more classic rockers than ever pour into amphitheaters, trying to revive past glories and prove their music isn't just a passing fad. Rockers from the '60s, '70s, '80s and early '90s - the spectrum of classic rock as defined by radio - are playing to a cadre of new and established fans, while performing the...
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Staff | July 17, 2003
Ray Charles / Birchmere Ray Charles needs no introduction. His out-the-church style and blues-rich vocals ushered in rhythm-and-blues back in the '50s. And his influence on pop and rock is profound. He plays the Birchmere in Alexandria on Sunday night. The show, which is sold out, starts at 7:30. Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx / MCI Center In the '80s, at the height of corporate rock, Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon were monster bands. Today, they're relics of the excess of '80s. But the hits are still fun to revisit.
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July 18, 1996
Paul Touvier, 81, the only Frenchman convicted of World War II crimes against humanity, died yesterday in a prison hospital near Paris after serving two years for the reprisal executions of seven Jews. Mr. Touvier, who ordered the 1944 executions to avenge the assassination of the Vichy propaganda chief, had prostate cancer. He spent much of his life on the run, sheltered by elements in the Roman Catholic Church. Twice convicted in absentia for treason, he was pardoned by President Georges Pompidou in 1971 at the behest of Catholic officials.
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By The Hartford Courant | July 13, 2003
It's been called "the worst period in rock history," yet music made between 1978 and 1983 just won't die. For proof, look at the summer concert schedule -- it seems like it's all from that era: Kiss, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Steely Dan, the Eagles, Heart and, of course, the mullet-rock of Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon. (Their "Arrowfest" arrives at Washington's MCI Center July 23.) Why won't these bands go away? What keeps audiences coming back to hear songs they've already heard millions of times?
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By Erik Maza and The Baltimore Sun | March 13, 2012
The Black Keys have been confirmed at Merriweather Post Pavilion. The band, which just sold out the Verizon Center last week, will play Merriweather May 18. The show had been rumored , but it was confirmed this week on the venue's website. The band is promoting new album "El Camino;" tickets for the show start at $40 and go on sale Friday. Def Leppard, which just performed at Jiffy Lube Live last year , is playing Merriweather this summer, on July 10, the band's label said this week.
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By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2002
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Although the Florida Derby played its traditional role last weekend in the buildup to the Kentucky Derby, tension blended with excitement at Gulfstream Park. The South Florida complex welcomed thousands of concert-goers as well as race fans. Between Styx's performance on stage and that of Harlan's Holiday down the stretch, the latest trend in racetrack management unfolded to the distress of some and the delight of others. Frank Stronach's Magna Entertainment Corp.
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By Rashod D. Ollison and Rashod D. Ollison,Sun Staff | July 17, 2003
Ray Charles / Birchmere Ray Charles needs no introduction. His out-the-church style and blues-rich vocals ushered in rhythm-and-blues back in the '50s. And his influence on pop and rock is profound. He plays the Birchmere in Alexandria on Sunday night. The show, which is sold out, starts at 7:30. Journey, REO Speedwagon, Styx / MCI Center In the '80s, at the height of corporate rock, Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon were monster bands. Today, they're relics of the excess of '80s. But the hits are still fun to revisit.
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By The Hartford Courant | July 13, 2003
It's been called "the worst period in rock history," yet music made between 1978 and 1983 just won't die. For proof, look at the summer concert schedule -- it seems like it's all from that era: Kiss, Aerosmith, Ozzy Osbourne, Iron Maiden, Steely Dan, the Eagles, Heart and, of course, the mullet-rock of Journey, Styx and REO Speedwagon. (Their "Arrowfest" arrives at Washington's MCI Center July 23.) Why won't these bands go away? What keeps audiences coming back to hear songs they've already heard millions of times?
SPORTS
By Tom Keyser and Tom Keyser,SUN STAFF | March 19, 2002
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. - Although the Florida Derby played its traditional role last weekend in the buildup to the Kentucky Derby, tension blended with excitement at Gulfstream Park. The South Florida complex welcomed thousands of concert-goers as well as race fans. Between Styx's performance on stage and that of Harlan's Holiday down the stretch, the latest trend in racetrack management unfolded to the distress of some and the delight of others. Frank Stronach's Magna Entertainment Corp.
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By Steve Morse and Steve Morse,BOSTON GLOBE | June 20, 2001
Summertime is the season to thumb your nose at the Who's famous line: "Hope I die before I get old." That quip has long since passed into folklore, as more classic rockers than ever pour into amphitheaters, trying to revive past glories and prove their music isn't just a passing fad. Rockers from the '60s, '70s, '80s and early '90s - the spectrum of classic rock as defined by radio - are playing to a cadre of new and established fans, while performing the...
NEWS
July 18, 1996
Paul Touvier, 81, the only Frenchman convicted of World War II crimes against humanity, died yesterday in a prison hospital near Paris after serving two years for the reprisal executions of seven Jews. Mr. Touvier, who ordered the 1944 executions to avenge the assassination of the Vichy propaganda chief, had prostate cancer. He spent much of his life on the run, sheltered by elements in the Roman Catholic Church. Twice convicted in absentia for treason, he was pardoned by President Georges Pompidou in 1971 at the behest of Catholic officials.
ENTERTAINMENT
By J.D. Considine and J.D. Considine,Sun Pop Music Critic | May 24, 1991
A lot of things have changed in the eight years since Styx was last on tour, but band member Dennis DeYoung figured at least one thing would have remained the same: rock critics.Although Styx was one of the most popular rock acts of the late '70s, the group never topped a single rock critic's poll. (Well, jokes DeYoung, "We would have if it was upside down.") Consequently, he had little reason to believe that his band's absence had made the reviewers' hearts grow fonder."I had said, on the first day or so [of the tour]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 29, 2012
Contributor Lexie Mountain is an epic Van Halen fan, and has an epic review of Wednesday night's show at the Verizon Center. I have to admit: I was hoping for VAN HALEN-CON 2012. Sort of like Burning Man, but with a greater possibility of being set on fire by an errant can of Aqua Net or hassled in the parking lot by some toughs in Thom McAns. You know, a real circus. I wanted to fear for my life. But I did not fear for my life. Whole families, with their kids wearing Styx t-shirts, had come to see Van Halen at the Verizon Center Wednesday night.
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By Mike Preston | November 19, 2012
Uh, oh, several of the Ravens were heard singing the song "Renegade" by Styx on their way back to the locker room. It's a very popular song that is often played at Heinz Field and several of the Ravens were reportedly wearing the "Terrible Towel" around their heads. It was certainly noticed by some members of the Pittsburgh media, and you can assume it will be talked about until the Ravens play the Steelers at M&T Bank Stadium in two weeks.  The rivalry continues.  
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By Nestor Aparicio and Nestor Aparicio,Evening Sun Staff | May 23, 1991
IT seems to be the ultimate irony that the reformation and resurfacing of Styx was brought about by the only member of the band who is no longer in it.When guitarist Tommy Shaw called keyboardist Dennis DeYoung three years ago to try to reunite one of the late '70s most popular rock bands, DeYoung agreed, but only after he completed his final solo album for MCA Records.When DeYoung dragged his feet in production, Shaw was enlisted by rocker Ted Nugent to form a new band called Damn Yankees.
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