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James L. Grant was born and raised in Fort Wayne, IN. He is a freelance writer for The News-Sentinel and has published over two hundred articles that focus on entertainment.
 
Some of the people James has interviewed include:
Gene Simmons of KISS, Peter Frampton, Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull, Diana Krall, Tommy James, Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon, Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues, Buddy Guy, Richard Williams of Kansas, Steely Dan, Dewey Bunnell of America, Alice Cooper, Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty, Phillip Phillips, George Jones, Glen "The Kid" Marhevka (trumpet player for Big Bad Voodoo Daddy), Paul O'Neill of Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Bill Allen (Executive Director and Producer of Cirque de la Symphonie), Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys, Jim Brickman, Bryan Adams, Rick Springfield, Peter Tork of The Monkees, Clay Aiken, Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller, Keith Harkin of Celtic Thunder, John Rzeznik (lead singer and songwriter for The Goo Goo Dolls), Garry Peterson (drummer for The Guess Who), Tony Butala (lead singer for The Lettermen), Peter Noone (lead singer for Herman's Hermits), Gary Puckett, Graeme Edge (drummer and songwriter for The Moody Blues), Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman, Rusty Young (lead singer and songwriter for Poco), Danny Hutton (lead singer for Three Dog Night), Gordon Lightfoot, Vivian Campbell (guitarist for Def Leppard) and Robby Takac (bass player for The Goo Goo Dolls).
 
 
James has written several children's books that range from picture books to novels such as "Mulberry Grove: The Ring" and "Mulberry Grove: The Radio."
 
Favorite authors include: Madeleine L'Engle, Roald Dahl, Maurice Sendak and Dr. Seuss
 
Favorite music/groups: The Beatles, The Monkees, The Beach Boys, Elton John, Fleetwood Mac and Simon and Garfunkel

*Links to James L. Grant's Articles/Interviews published in The News-Sentinel Newspaper*
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Click here to read interview with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart

Click here to listen to interview with Boston Pops Conductor Keith Lockhart

Click here to read review of "Live at the Hollywood Bowl" CD by The Beatles

Click here to read interview with Gene Simmons of KISS

Click here to hear interview with Gene Simmons of KISS

Click here to read Joe Walsh at Foellinger Theatre August 2, 2016 concert review

Click here to read interview with Peter Frampton

Click here to hear interview with Peter Frampton

Click here to read review of James McCartney concert on June 23, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN

Click here to read review of Ringo and His All-Starr Band concert on June 21, 2016 in Fort Wayne, IN

Click here to read preview of Ringo Starr concert in Fort Wayne, IN

Click here to read preview of James McCartney concert in Fort Wayne, IN

Click here to read interview with Peter Tork

Listen to interview with Peter Tork

Click here to read review of The Monkees "Good Times!" album

Click here to read interview with Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull

Listen to interview with Ian Anderson

Click here to read review of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Click here to read review of The Beatles "1" reissues

Click here to read Black Friday Record Store Day preview

Click here to read review of James Bond "Spectre"

Click here to read review of "The Peanuts Movie"

Click here to read Diana Krall concert review

Click here to read interview with Diana Krall

Click here to read Steve Miller Band concert preview

Click here to read Doobie Brothers concert preview

Click here to read review of "Lennon" 9-LP vinyl box set

Click here to read interview with Tommy James

Click here to read preview of "Pixar in Concert" Fort Wayne Philharmonic show

Click here to read preview of Record Store Day in Fort Wayne, IN on April 18, 2015

Click here to read review of "Jersey Boys" show on April 14, 2015

Click here to read preview story about the play "Jersey Boys"

Click here to read article about Ignition Music Garage music store

Click here to read interview with Folk musician John McCutcheon

Click here to read Black Friday Sale at Wooden Nickel Records and their Beatles butcher cover

Click here to read 50th Anniversary of Rolling Stones concert in Fort Wayne

Click here to read preview of the Cirque du Soleil show "Dralion"

Click here to read preview of "George Harrison - The Apple Years 1968-1975" box set

Click here to read review of "The Beatles in Mono" box set

Click here to read Beach Boys concert preview story

Click here to read interview with Ricky Phillips of Styx

Click here to read interview with Tom Gimbel of Foreigner

Click here to read interview with Neal Doughty of REO Speedwagon

Click here to read Crosby, Stills and Nash concert review

Click here to read review: The Beatles are coming to CD again

Click here to read "Beatlemania: 50 years since The Beatles landed in the United States"

Click here to read preview of "Such a Night", tribute show for The Band's Last Waltz

Click her to read preview of concert for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame member Leon Russell

Click here to read interview with Justin Hayward of The Moody Blues

Click here to read interview with Blues legend Buddy Guy

Click here to read interview with Richard Williams of the group Kansas

Click here to read interview with Steely Dan

Click here to read interview with Dewey Bunnell from the group America

Click here to read interview with Alice Cooper

Click here to read interview with Dave Albrecht of Parrots of the Caribbean

Click here to read interview with Chris LeGrand of "Satisfaction - The International Rolling Stones Show"

Click here to read preview of the play "Plaza Suite"

Click here to read 2013 interview with Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman

Click here to read interview with Paul Doucette of Matchbox Twenty

Click here to read interview with Phillip Phillips of "American Idol" fame

Click here to read review of "Batman Live" performance 12-04-12

Click here to read preview of "Batman Live" show and interview with George Turvey who plays Batman

Click here to read preview of "Festival of Trains" train exhibit at Science Central

Click here to read review for the play "The Servant of Two Masters"

Click here to read George Jones interview/concert preview

Click here to read Bob Dylan concert review from August 24th, 2012 show at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne, IN

Click here to read Bob Dylan concert preview

Click here to read Kevin Costner and Modern West concert preview

Click here to read interview with Glen "The Kid" Marhevka of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

Click here to read interview with Paul O'Neill of Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Click here to read Elton John concert review - April 21, 2012 show at the Memorial Coliseum in Fort Wayne, IN

Listen to interview with Bill Allen, Executive Director and Producer of Cirque de la Symphonie

Click here to read interview with Bill Allen, Executive Director and Producer of Cirque de la Symphonie

Listen to interview with Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys

Click here to read interview with Richard Sterban of The Oak Ridge Boys

Listen to interview with Jim Brickman

Click here to read interview with Jim Brickman

Listen to interview with Bryan Adams

Click here to read interview with Bryan Adams

Listen to interview with Rick Springfield

Click here to read interview with Rick Springfield

Listen to interview with Peter Tork of The Monkees

Click here to read interview with Peter Tork of The Monkees

Listen to interview with Clay Aiken

Click here to read interview with Clay Aiken

Listen to interview with Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller

Click here to read interview with Chip Davis of Mannheim Steamroller

Click here to read interview with Keith Harkin of Celtic Thunder

Click here to read interview with John Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls

Click here to read interview with Garry Peterson of The Guess Who

Click here to read interview with Tony Butala of The Lettermen

Click here to read interview with Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits

Click here to read interview with Gary Puckett

Click here to read interview with Graeme Edge of The Moody Blues

Click here to read 2010 interview with Chloe Agnew of Celtic Woman

Click here to read interview with Rusty Young of Poco

Click here to read interview with Danny Hutton of Three Dog Night

Click here to read interview with Gordon Lightfoot

Click here to read interview with Vivian Campbell of Def Leppard

PDF's of James L. Grant's Front Page articles

Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band front page review

Ringo Starr preview front page banner

Monkees concert preview front page banner

Review of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Review of James Bond "Spectre" film - Page 1A

Review of James Bond "Spectre" film - Page 5A

Diana Krall concert review - Page 1A

Diana Krall concert review - Page 5A

Black Friday Record Store Day preview story with Beatles butcher cover

50th anniversary of Rolling Stones Ft. Wayne show - November 2014

The Beatles in Mono box set review - September 2014

50 Years of Beatlemania 2014

Beatles remastered CDs 2009

Crosby, Stills and Nash concert review 2014

John Mellencamp concert review 2010

Jan Brett interview 2013

Paul McCartney concert review 2005 (Page 1F)

Wizard of Oz restored 2009 (Page 1F)

Review of "The Peanuts Movie" - Page 7T

Review of "The Peanuts Movie" - Page 8T

Front page with banner advertising Beatles "1" review

Other articles written by James L. Grant:

ELTON JOHN CONCERT PREVIEW - APRIL 2012

JOHN MELLENCAMP CONCERT REVIEW - November 2010

JOHN MELLENCAMP PRE-SHOW PREVIEW ARTICLE

MICHAEL JACKSON 'THIS IS IT' MOVIE PREVIEW

BEATLES REMASTERED CDs 2009 ARTICLE