Tina Benitez-Eves


Tina Benitez-Eves

Tina began covering music professionally in the ’90s as a reporter for the Village Voice in New York. A journalist for more than two decades, she has worked as staff editor and freelance writer covering entertainment, art, pop culture, food, wine, spirits, health, travel and more. Throughout it all, music has always been a constant in her life… and work. Her words have appeared in Billboard, Men’s Journal, Wine Spectator, and other local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Based in New York City, Tina is currently working on her first book and can be found at @tbeves on Instagram.​

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Prince William Listens to AC/DC Before Royal Engagements

The Duke of Cambridge Prince William recently revealed the music that gets his week started: AC/DC. “There’s nothing better than, on a Monday morning, when you’re a bit bleary-eyed after the weekend and trying to get yourself back into the grind of the week, listening to AC/DC ‘Thunderstruck,’” said the Prince on a recent episode of More

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John Legend Brings “Soulful” Residency to Las Vegas

John Legend will headline a Las Vegas residency, “Love In Las Vegas,” at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, opening April 22, 2022, and ending at the end of October. In collaboration with Live Nation and Caesars Entertainment, the residency was designed exclusively for Zappos Theater as a “beautiful, soulful concert experience,” which will More

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Tom Petty Receives Posthumous Ph.D. from University of Florida

Doctor Tom Petty has quite the ring to it. On Dec. 10, the late artist will receive a special honorary doctorate degree from the University of Florida. The board of trustees at the university, located in Petty’s hometown of Gainesville, Florida, voted unanimously to recognize the late musician, who is also the most famous native More

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Robby Krieger: Writing on the Storm

“Fortune-tellers usually don’t predict doom and gloom in your future—it’s bad for business.”  In 1968, The Doors were playing a show in Santa Barbara, and while in town guitarist Robby Krieger, along with drummer John Densmore, were dragged by longtime Whisky a Go-Go stalwarts and friends, Donna and Sharon, to visit a psychic with “the Gift,” called More

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The Doors’ Robby Krieger, John Densmore Talk 50 Years of ‘LA Woman’: “Maybe it was the First Punk Album”

Not everyone can say they picked up the notorious murderer Charles Manson while he was hitchhiking. Jim Morrison is one person who had this story, and many more—mostly poetry-turned lyrics of The Doors seminal sixth album LA Woman. Talking about LA Woman 50 years later, The Doors guitarist Robby Krieger and drummer John Densmore recall More

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Weird ‘Al’ Yankovic Set for Massive ‘Ill-Advised’ 133-Date Tour in 2022

Weird ‘Al’ Yankovic has just revealed an expansive, 133-date U.S. tour, which will keep the “master of parody” comedian on the road from April through October 2022. Continuing Yankovic’s 77-date Ridiculously Self-Indulgent, Ill-Advised Vanity Tour in 2018 and following up another Strings Attached Tour in 2019, which featured the comedian performing his iconic parody songs, backed by More

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Tears For Fears Release “No Small Thing,” Off Forthcoming Album ‘The Tipping Point’

British duo Tears For Fears have released “No Small Thing,” the second single from their upcoming album—the duo’s first in 17 years—The Tipping Point (Concord Records), out Feb. 22. A gripping look at the imbalances and misconceptions around freedom, “No Small Thing” is a constant chug, and thug, at resetting the collective mindset—Reason gonna bind you / More

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Ingrid Michaelson Revisits ‘Songs For The Season,’ Writes Musical Adaptation of ‘The Notebook’

“I’m a self-proclaimed Christmas fanatic,” Ingrid Michaelson tells American Songwriter. “I’m in love with the Christmas holiday season. I start watching Christmas movies and listening to Christmas music in September. It’s a whole thing.” Releasing her first Christmas album Songs For The Season in 2018, Michaelson already knew she would expand on her festive collection More

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