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TravelGal TravelGal, Susan Colwell, takes you to colorful locations around the globe and close to home—providing helpful travel tips, product reviews, and links to the resources that help you follow in TravelGal’s footsteps!

From The Ice Cream Capital of the World in Le Mars, Iowa, road trips throughout the Southwest and vegetarian restaurants of Paris to affordable and not-so-affordable health spas, restaurants, resorts and hotels, come along on Susan’s auditory journey of hidden treasures, cool attractions, natural wonders, great food, and relaxing retreats.

ROCK for every way you ROLL. MusicPlanetRadio.com's MAINSTREET featuring bands from hometowns across America, coming up ...
09/23/2022

ROCK for every way you ROLL.
MusicPlanetRadio.com's MAINSTREET featuring bands from hometowns across America, coming up 8PM TONIGHT!

Sponsored by Blake Landscapes, Silver Spoon Caterers, CartWheels, The Barns at Hamilton Station Vineyards, ebertaudio.com and Fabbioli Cellars.

(photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/MPR Archive)

Proud papa and talented daughter! Todd Wright's daughter Ryan  has had a busy 2022: releasing 4 new singles and videos, ...
09/23/2022

Proud papa and talented daughter! Todd Wright's daughter Ryan has had a busy 2022: releasing 4 new singles and videos, moving to Nashville and releasing a full LP in early 23.

The two of them are gonna do an occasional father/daughter gig here and there and play every single song they know for you (and some they don’t). MusicPlanetRadio.com will keep you updated!

(photo: Music Planet Radio Archive)

Heartbreaking news this week with the passing of my longtime dear friend and extraordinary musician Mickey Way. He will ...
09/23/2022

Heartbreaking news this week with the passing of my longtime dear friend and extraordinary musician Mickey Way. He will be so missed.

JUST ANNOUNCED! MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes Jerry Seinfeld to The Anthem on Feb. 11, 2023.Tickets on sale September 30...
09/23/2022

JUST ANNOUNCED! MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes Jerry Seinfeld to The Anthem on Feb. 11, 2023.
Tickets on sale September 30th at 10AM!
🎟️: bit.ly/Seinfeld_Anthem

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes The Nighthawks TONIGHT at The Palisades Hub Cap Centre in DC. Your Weekend Jumpstart!
09/23/2022

MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes The Nighthawks TONIGHT at The Palisades Hub Cap Centre in DC. Your Weekend Jumpstart!

Come celebrate the Hub Cap Centre's first anniversary with The Nighthawks !
Big new dance floor. Easy parking. Tickets available now!

White Ford Bronco takes the stage at Tarara Summer Concert Series tomorrow, Saturday at 6PM for the final show of the se...
09/23/2022

White Ford Bronco takes the stage at Tarara Summer Concert Series tomorrow, Saturday at 6PM for the final show of the season at Tarara Winery.
Online ticket sales end today at 6PM. This will be a very popular concert and the weather looks perfect.

The concert series is sponsored by:
Music Planet Radio, MainStreet Bank, Visit Loudoun, Reston Limousine, Road Yachts, Alex Mangione Photography, Best Rack Around, AllTech Services, Inc. Security, Get Out Loudoun, Whitbeck Bennett, Loudoun Now, Bow Tie Strategies, CIS Construction Inspection Services, Dulles Greenway, Ferguson.
Drink responsibly, Road Yachts is your safe ride home!

MusicPlanetRadio.com invites you to a great day of music, beer, wine and vendors TOMORROW, Saturday at B Chord Brewing C...
09/23/2022

MusicPlanetRadio.com invites you to a great day of music, beer, wine and vendors TOMORROW, Saturday at B Chord Brewing Company all to benefit Cancer Can Rock. Kids and dogs welcome! Gonna be Great!

Happy first full day of Autumn! Pumpkin-spice lattes and apple cider doughnuts. Brace yourself. 🙂(photo: Music Planet Ra...
09/23/2022

Happy first full day of Autumn!
Pumpkin-spice lattes and apple cider doughnuts. Brace yourself. 🙂
(photo: Music Planet Radio Archive)

MusicPlanetRadio.com wishing Rock and Roll Hall of Famer  Happy Birthday! Put another dime in the jukebox, baby.🖤(photo:...
09/22/2022

MusicPlanetRadio.com wishing Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Happy Birthday! Put another dime in the jukebox, baby.🖤

(photo: The Bayou 1982/The Washington Post-Music Planet Radio)

The air is getting a bit cooler, you can feel it.Happy Autumn Equinox! 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁  (photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)
09/22/2022

The air is getting a bit cooler, you can feel it.
Happy Autumn Equinox! 🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁🍁

(photo: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Something from Stevie Nicks coming Friday! 'For What Its Worth'
09/21/2022

Something from Stevie Nicks coming Friday! 'For What Its Worth'

Unwind, relax and enjoy MusicPlanetRadio.com's Chill@8 vibe with Bryan Ferry, Moby, new David Crosby, The Head & The Hea...
09/21/2022

Unwind, relax and enjoy MusicPlanetRadio.com's [email protected] vibe with Bryan Ferry, Moby, new David Crosby, The Head & The Heart, Elvis Costello, Joan Armatrading and more at 8PM.

Tonight's soundscape is brought to you in part by Leslie Garber NMLS 704734, Mortgage Loan Officer at Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS 3277 in Catonsville, Maryland.
Find out how you can benefit from today's low interest rates by visiting Leslie online at Lesliegarber.sunwestmortgage.com or call her at (202) 257-4024.

Leslie Garber- here to help you find your dream home. The opinions expressed here are that of Leslie Garber’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. or its affiliates.

(photo: Mt. Monadnock, Rindge, NH / TravelGal Archive)

Coming to abduct you tonight at 8. Unwind, relax and enjoy the Chill@8 vibe.TONIGHT'S Chill@8 is your perfect soundtrack...
09/21/2022

Coming to abduct you tonight at 8.

Unwind, relax and enjoy the [email protected] vibe.

TONIGHT'S [email protected] is your perfect soundtrack on MusicPlanetRadio.com. An hour groove of laid back music.
Relaxation reinvented tonight and every Wednesday, 8PM.

Tonight's soundscape is brought to you in part by Leslie Garber NMLS 704734, Mortgage Loan Officer at Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS 3277 in Catonsville, Maryland.
Find out how you can benefit from today's low interest rates by visiting Leslie online at Lesliegarber.sunwestmortgage.com or call her at (202) 257-4024.

Leslie Garber- here to help you find your dream home. The opinions expressed here are that of Leslie Garber’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. or its affiliates.

(photo: TravelGal Archive)

Savoring this last day of Summer. The Autumnal Equinox arrives tomorrow when daylight and darkness are in near-perfect h...
09/21/2022

Savoring this last day of Summer. The Autumnal Equinox arrives tomorrow when daylight and darkness are in near-perfect harmony no matter where you are on Earth.
There's something special in the air today and we've got your soundtrack on MusicPlanetRadio.com. World Class Rock 24/7!

(photo: TravelGal Archive)

It's White Ford Bronco at Tarara Summer Concert Series this Saturday, Sept. 24! 🎶🎸Tickets at the door, $10 ages 20 and u...
09/21/2022

It's White Ford Bronco at Tarara Summer Concert Series this Saturday, Sept. 24! 🎶🎸Tickets at the door, $10 ages 20 and under, $25 ages 21+, kids 7 and under FREE at Tarara Winery.
GET YOUR TICKETS HERE: https://www.tararaconcerts.com

The concert series is sponsored by:
Music Planet Radio, MainStreet Bank, Visit Loudoun, Reston Limousine, Road Yachts, Alex Mangione Photography, Best Rack Around, AllTech Services, Inc. Security, Get Out Loudoun, Whitbeck Bennett, Loudoun Now, Bow Tie Strategies, CIS Construction Inspection Services, Dulles Greenway, Ferguson.
Drink responsibly, Road Yachts is your safe ride home!

Political transparency...glass ballot boxes were not the answer. Though the boxes represented notions of democracy at th...
09/21/2022

Political transparency...glass ballot boxes were not the answer. Though the boxes represented notions of democracy at the time, corrupt political organizations, like Tammany Hall, were able to track how someone voted by the brightly-colored party tickets in each box.

But to many, the glass ballot box was better than its predecessor. When Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper reported news that some wooden ballot boxes were being equipped with sliding panels, prime for ballot-stuffing, the public was outraged. That’s when music publisher and New Yorker Samuel Jollie proposed a novel solution: this ballot box made of glass. Jollie’s box was in use from 1856 to around 1895 in New York.

Be sure you're registered to vote in the 2022 Midterm Election!

(photos: Museum of the City of New York, Thomas Nast-Harper's Weekly / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

This week in 1996 at Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon bids $39K for the recording notes for the song that Paul McCartn...
09/21/2022

This week in 1996 at Sotheby's in London, Julian Lennon bids $39K for the recording notes for the song that Paul McCartney wrote for him, "Hey Jude." At the same event, John Lennon's scribbled lyrics to "Being For The Benefit Of Mr. Kite" sold for $103K.

It's MusicPlanetRadio.com's Wednesday! A FabCast of 2fers Peppered throughout the day sponsored by Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration.


(photo: Central Press-Getty/Music Planet Radio Archive)

Musicians who have inspired rock music in game-changing ways and aren’t afraid to step out of the comfort zone. Celebrat...
09/20/2022

Musicians who have inspired rock music in game-changing ways and aren’t afraid to step out of the comfort zone. Celebrate these innovators on MusicPlanetRadio.com's VISIONARIES tonight 8PM.

Sponsored by Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault
eyetopiainc.com.

(photos: Music Planet Radio Archive)

KittyBoy: Zen time, groovin' to Johnny Cash, cat naps. Good boy!(photos: TravelGal / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)
09/20/2022

KittyBoy: Zen time, groovin' to Johnny Cash, cat naps. Good boy!
(photos: TravelGal / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

MusicPlanetRadio.com is proud to support the NOVA Fall Music Fest at B Chord Brewing Company! A great event for a great ...
09/20/2022

MusicPlanetRadio.com is proud to support the NOVA Fall Music Fest at B Chord Brewing Company! A great event for a great cause, this Saturday, Sept 24.

Cancer Can Rock is a non-profit organization founded by our friend Jim Ebert, a cancer survivor and multi-platinum record producer.
More at cancercanrock.org

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1978, The Who's 8th studio album "Who Are You" goes Gold. The single of the same na...
09/20/2022

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1978, The Who's 8th studio album "Who Are You" goes Gold. The single of the same name was later be used as the theme for the popular TV show C.S.I.

LISTEN to my daily rock facts in your ALEXA Flash Briefing: https://t.co/3oXPbJB3ZR


(photos: Polydor-MCA-Terry O'Neill / Music Planet Radio Archive)

Music Planet Radio welcomes Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp to The Anthem on 10/4. 🎟️: bit.ly/JeffBeck_Anthem (photo: RHINO / ...
09/20/2022

Music Planet Radio welcomes Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp to The Anthem on 10/4. 🎟️: bit.ly/JeffBeck_Anthem

(photo: RHINO / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Music Planet Radio saluting great drummer, author and friend Max Weinberg. Today in 1974 the Mighty Max played with Bruc...
09/19/2022

Music Planet Radio saluting great drummer, author and friend Max Weinberg. Today in 1974 the Mighty Max played with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band for the first time at the Main Point club in Philadelphia.

(photos: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1985, A US Senate Committee convenes to discuss the "contents of music and the lyri...
09/19/2022

Daily Rock Flash for ALEXA: Today in 1985, A US Senate Committee convenes to discuss the "contents of music and the lyrics of records" following pressure from Tipper Gore and the PMRC.

Despite passionate pleas from John Denver, Dee Snyder, Frank Zappa and me, the recording industry eventually agrees to implement parent advisory stickers on certain records.
FZ proved that he was a verbal and intellectual force to be reckoned with! Much more on this in my book, 'Cerphe's Up.'
LISTEN to my daily rock facts like this in your ALEXA Flash Briefing: https://t.co/3oXPbJB3ZR


(photos: C-SPAN / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

The Autumal Equinox is Thursday. Hope you savor the last days of   🌼 ° 🌱 ۫☁️  🌷 🕊 🐝  🌾 * 🌞 ⊹ ❀ 🍃 .🌿  🌻   🌳 ꕥ 🌲(photo: Tr...
09/19/2022

The Autumal Equinox is Thursday.
Hope you savor the last days of
🌼 ° 🌱 ۫☁️ 🌷 🕊 🐝 🌾 * 🌞 ⊹ ❀ 🍃 .🌿 🌻 🌳 ꕥ 🌲

(photo: TravelGal / Music Planet Radio Archive)

MusicPlanetRadio.com is thrilled that the Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull® was back on the ropes on Saturday, raising...
09/19/2022

MusicPlanetRadio.com is thrilled that the Dulles Day Festival and Plane Pull® was back on the ropes on Saturday, raising $440,000+ for the athletes of Special Olympics Virginia.

Thanks to all who participated in Northern Virginia's “heaviest” fundraiser event, celebrating its 30th Anniversary, raising more than $2,500,000 for Special Olympics Virginia!
*Washington Dulles International Airport

(photo: Jonathan Bell / Music Planet Radio Archive)

Ahoy Matie, it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, my favorite non-holiday holiday! We're sportin' our Halloween vam...
09/19/2022

Ahoy Matie, it's International Talk Like a Pirate Day, my favorite non-holiday holiday! We're sportin' our Halloween vampire/pirate gear so batten the hatches and raise the yardarm. 🏴‍☠️☠️
May ye find a puffy sleeve shirt & channel your inner Jack Sparrow!

(photos: Baron Wolman-Henry Diltz / MusicPlanetRadio.com)

52 years later, I still miss Jimi Hendrix and all in the not so exclusive 'Club 27.'(photos: Ron Galella, Michael Ochs A...
09/19/2022

52 years later, I still miss Jimi Hendrix and all in the not so exclusive 'Club 27.'

(photos: Ron Galella, Michael Ochs Archive, Central Press,
Getty, Gered Mankowitz / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

Could you please pass the Advil? Weekend of pressure wash, sanding, prepping and staining the  deck. The last yard proje...
09/19/2022

Could you please pass the Advil?
Weekend of pressure wash, sanding, prepping and staining the deck. The last yard project of Summer almost complete. Wait, I went to art school for this?

(photo: TravelGal / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)

If you love  like I do, it's hard to find perfection. Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown and Dupont Circle is perfection ev...
09/18/2022

If you love like I do, it's hard to find perfection. Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown and Dupont Circle is perfection every time. MusicPlanetRadio.com congratulates Owner/Chef Ruth Gresser and her staff for always exceeding delicious expectations. https://www.eatyourpizza.com/

Big Red's Rock Show is partying like it's 1989! TONIGHT at 8, Tim 'Big Red' Burch hosts a fun-filled, guilty pleasure ho...
09/17/2022

Big Red's Rock Show is partying like it's 1989! TONIGHT at 8, Tim 'Big Red' Burch hosts a fun-filled, guilty pleasure hour of hair bands and (lots) more cowbell. Throw some rock horns and listen loud on MusicPlanetRadio.com.
Sponsored by Deli South and my book Cerphe's Up. Get a signed, personalized-to-you copy at https://cerphe.com/products/cerphes-up-book

(photo: Music Planet Radio Archive)

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Our crepe myrtles outside the bedroom got pounded in today's rain and it looks like more on the way. Summer is fading fast.

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Summer's in the rear view mirror. Today's wind, rain and heat has the river birch and crepe myrtles shedding fast. I smell pumpkin spice 🎃 🍁🥐🥧

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Happy National Dog Day TODAY from the Hounds of Love at MusicPlanetRadio.com! 🐕 woof

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MusicPlanetRadio.com gives you time to kick back, slow down, relax, unwind, take care. Treat yourself to an hour of laid-back music, tonight at 8.

Downtime. Redesigned. TONIGHT. [email protected].
Chill for people who don't do chill.

Brought to you in part by Leslie Garber NMLS 704734, Mortgage Loan Officer at Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. NMLS 3277 in Catonsville, Maryland.

Find out how you can benefit from today's low interest rates by visiting Leslie online at Lesliegarber.sunwestmortgage.com or call her at (202) 257-4024.
Leslie Garber- here to help you find your dream home. The opinions expressed here are that of Leslie Garber’s and do not necessarily represent the views of Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. or its affiliates.

(photo: TravelGal Archive)
Tonight's low-in-the-sky, crescent Moon has the same tilt and smile as in the one in the beautiful painting in our hallway by our friend Jim Sisley of Paladin Real Estate.
The twilight Moon smiled on the Birthday Girl...Susan had a great celebration!
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Tonight's low-in-the-sky, crescent Moon has the same tilt and smile as in the one in the beautiful painting in our hallway by our friend Jim Sisley of Paladin Real Estate.
The twilight Moon smiled on the Birthday Girl. Susan had a great celebration!

(photos: MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)
Hey Now, Hey Now! MusicPlanetRadio.com welcomes Crowded House to The Anthem on September 11.
(photo: I.M.P.-BMG / Music Planet Radio Archive)
Listen to MusicPlanetRadio.com tonight, 8PM for VISIONARIES. Musicians who aren't afraid to step out of the comfort zone.


VISIONARIES is sponsored by Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault in Historic Downtown Leesburg! eyetopiainc.com.

(photos: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/Music Planet Radio Archive)
Great story in today's Washington Post on The Birchmere and the new book “All Roads Lead to the Birchmere: America’s Legendary Music Hall.” The new book by club owner Gary Oelze and my book co-author Stephen Moore is a must read. Thank you John Kelly!
The last Full Moon of Winter is tomorrow, Friday but it may be obscured by weather. A lunar sláinte...check it out right now!
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It's 76° right now but before we get too slap happy with Spring Fever, remember 7 years ago today. Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress.
(photo: TravelGal Archive/Peregrine-Warner Bros.)
It's 76° right now but before we get too slap happy with Spring Fever, remember 7 years ago today! Mother Nature can be a cruel mistress.
(photo: TravelGal Archive/Peregrine-Warner Bros.)
The first Full Moon of 2022 was yesterday but that January Wolf Moon is lighting up the sky beautifully again tonight!
(photo: TravelGal / MusicPlanetRadio.com Archive)
Susan realizing that high heels are stylish, but not optimal footwear for a long day at the Louvre.
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MusicPlanetRadio.com's VISIONARIES tonight at 8PM with musicians who aren't afraid to step out of the comfort zone.


Sponsored by Eyetopia, Inc. - The Eyewear Vault in Historic Downtown Leesburg! eyetopiainc.com.
(photo: Stilson Greene Graphic Design & Illustration/Music Planet Radio Archive)
The Dog Days of Summer are here! We bark at the Moon on Big Red's Rock Show TONIGHT at 8. Tim ‘BIG RED’ Burch serves up a guilty pleasure hour of 80s hair bands, spandex and more cowbell. Listen loud, your neighbors will enjoy it too.

Sponsored by Deli South and my memoir, 'Cerphe's Up' in hardcover-Audiobook-Kindle-CD. Amazon 5 Star reviews at http://musicplanetradio.com/cerphes-up-a-rock-roll-life/
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