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    August 30, 2010

    Nearly half a century ago, Duane La Fleche proposed in his weekly column in the Albany Times Union that the New York Philharmonic eschew an offer to make its summer residence in Stowe, Vermont and instead set up shop in Saratoga Springs. It seems very wrong,- La Fleche wrote, "that a New York orchestra should have to look outside the State for a summer residence. Wouldn't the State Reservation at Saratoga Springs make a nice location?"

    Local civic leaders agreed, selecting Saratoga Spa State Park as the site, and began in earnest to design the Saratoga Springs Performing Arts Center.

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    August 29, 2010

    You have seen the video clips featuring members of the Heartbreakers' road crew. We'd like to take the interviews with crew members even deeper and want your help. What questions do you have for road crew members about their work and what it takes to put on a show and a tour?


    Send us any questions you may have and some will be chosen to be answered on TomPetty.com by the relevant crew members.

    Please enter your questions as a comment below.



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    August 27, 2010

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers are among the most "American" of bands in the history of rock 'n roll, but that doesn't dissuade folks north of the border from being amongst the Heartbreakers' most ardent fans. The Canadian shows on the Mojo tour have been excellent, and Toronto may have been best among them.

    Crosby, Stills and Nash hopped back on the tour in Ontario, enthralling the audience with a stunning set that brought the packed house to its feet.

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    August 27, 2010

    Have Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers played a meaningful part of your life in some way? If so, you could win a pair of tickets to an upcoming show by participating in our homemade video contest.

    Create a maximum 3-minute video about a memorable moment in your life where Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers played a part. Maybe you heard one of their songs at just the right time? Or you have an unforgettable experience to share from one of their concerts? Or maybe there's something in your life that always reminds you of Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers? It could be anything!

    Get creative with your

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    August 25, 2010

    New Jersey may be home to Bruce Springsteen and Bon Jovi, but for a summer night in August, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers brought a little bit of California to the Garden State.

    My Morning Jacket wrapped up their run opening for the Heartbreakers at the Izod Center on Tuesday night with an astounding set of songs from across their five fantastic studio albums, as well as one new unreleased song, "Circuital." Though they were only on the tour for three shows, MMJ brought an awe-inspiring energy to the show that seemingly converted the uninitiated into fervent fans every night.

    With Tom sporting

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    August 25, 2010

    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers returned to Boston on Thursday night, one of the towns that helped break them over 30 years ago, for the first of a two-night stand at the Comcast Center.

    My Morning Jacket is the youngest opening act of the Mojo tour, with no band member old enough to remember the release of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in 76. Yet it's easy to see how the Kentucky quintet's dynamic rock anthems might have been influenced by hearing "Free Fallin'" on the FM radio as kids.

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    August 19, 2010

    Buried Treasure Show #109 (repeat), Season 5 / Show 11, airs August 19-23, 2010

    Chuck Berry Roll Over Beethoven Gold
    Arthur Alexander Anna (Go To Him) The Greatest
    Larry Williams Slow Down Bad Boy
    Chuck Berry Route 66 Blues
    Little Richard Long Tall Sally The Very Best of Little Richard
    Barbara Lynn Oh! Baby (We Got A Good Thing Goin') The Jamie Singles Collection 1962-1965
    The Cookies Chains Chains
    Muddy Waters I Can't Be Satisfied The Anthology 1947-1972
    Howlin' Wolf The Red Rooster His Best
    Buddy Holly Not Fade Away Gold
    Buddy Holly Words Of Love Gold
    Carl Perkins Everybody's Trying To Be My Baby The

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    August 19, 2010

    Even after more than 25 shows on this Mojo tour, it's rare that I hang around the artist dressing rooms before the show. The way I figure it, the minutes before an artist takes the stage should be left to them as they're about to share a whole lot of themselves with us.

    Tonight in Hartford, I happened to be walking by Crosby, Stills and Nash's dressing room a few minutes before they went on and was treated to an a cappella rendition of "Woodstock" as the legendary trio warmed up their voices.

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    August 17, 2010