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Three Rivers Arts Festival music recap: Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real

Lukas Nelson, 29, son of country star Willie Nelson, began performing with his southern rock band, Promise of the Real, in 2008. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons)

By Darren Campuzano | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

Lukas Nelson, 29, was born with a predisposition — a habit to upstage any other acts on a concert bill. He did it back in September 2017 at Pittsburgh’s edition of Farm Aid as a young standout performer among musical vets like Dave Matthews and John Mellencamp. The Southern rocker was on stage at the Thre...

Music festivals need more focus on safety, less on security

Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator

By Julia Aldrich | Columnist

April 11, 2017

When I walked through the security gates at Electric Zoo — a dance music festival that takes place every Labor Day weekend in New York City — in 2015, there was a noticeable nervous vibe in the air. Police walked dogs up and down the aisles of festival-goers waiting to enter the grounds, as sec...

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