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While touring with the classic pop group Orleans and performing solo, Fly Amero happens to have a long history as a comedy music writer and producer. For 10 years starting in the mid-1980s, he was a staff writer with ABC Radio National, creating and recording topical music parodies and morning commuter broadcast comedy bits monthly […]

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Lance, More Music, News, December 15, 2010, 9:41 PM

Salvation Army and Symphony Orchestra shows in NC

This past weekend (Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10th and 11th), found us in North Carolina — specifically, Greensboro and Winston-Salem, where we played the communities’ Coliseums as part of the longstanding Salvation Army food-raising drives. In their 23rd year, sponsored by the local Fox affilaite (Channel 8 ) and Sealy Mattress Co., which is NC-based, these events drew upwards […]

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Lance, News, The Road, December 14, 2010, 9:42 PM

NEW Music for the Holidays!

Merry Christmas – Happy Hanukkah – Happy Kwanzaa  (did I leave anybody out?) Regardless of one’s specific religious/spiritual heritage, this time of year seems to bring out the best in people … all that gift-giving and good will towards men (and women) stuff! Hey — works for me! So … In that spirit, here is our FAVORITE new seasonal discovery […]

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Lance, More Music, News, December 9, 2010, 9:49 PM

Thanks … just thanks!

It’s Thanksgiving Day here in the US. A day we set aside to proclaim and celebrate our gratitude for that which we have … or even what we don’t have … or just the fact that we’re still standing. Even in these generally tough times for all, there IS so much to be grateful for. […]

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Lance, Audio, Commentary, More Music, News, November 25, 2010, 9:25 PM

What did he say about a NEW Orleans album?

Just recently (September 15th, 2010), our own Larry Hoppen was interviewed by Canadian guitarist / Independent Radio Host, Jason Saulnier. Hailing from Nova Scotia, Jason’s bio says he interviews roughly 100 artists per year! He engaged Larry by phone for about 20 minutes total. Among the topics discussed are … 1) Orleans’ and Rock & Pop Masters’ […]

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Lance, Commentary, More Music, News, October 19, 2010, 9:23 PM

John Hall is Still the One (more YouTube video)

OK, we’re kinda biased. True that John Hall is a long-time friend, colleague, and comrade. True that we, as a group, tend to lean to the left. True that, even when we don’t necessarily agree, we still have each others’ backs. But beyond all that, it’s also true that former Orleans singer/songwriter/Founder John Hall has […]

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Lance, Commentary, News, Video, October 11, 2010, 8:24 PM

Jimmy Fallon, Robbie Dupree and Larry Hoppen

In additon to being friends for over 35 years now, Larry and I have played in various bands with Robbie Dupree for almost all of that time. We first met Robbie when he was known as “Chrome WIllie” (of Chrome Willie and the Sparks). Then he had a band in Woodstock called The Striders. And […]

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Lance, News, Video, October 11, 2010, 4:26 PM

The debate rages over ESPN commercial

Geez! Who knew that posting ESPN’s “It’s not crazy; it’s sports!” commercial for the Philadelphia Eagles using Still the One would spark such a discussion as the one that’s taking place over at the Orleans YouTube Channel? Some viewers are confused by the images … Is that the SAME woman with different hairstyles he’s with? … or […]

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Lance, Commentary, Video, October 11, 2010, 3:50 PM

ESPN uses Still the One for “It’s not crazy; it’s sports” commercial

It’s the Thing that wouldn’t die! From it’s first application to the commercial marketplace as the theme song for the ABC Television Network (here and abroad) in 1977, through the seemingly endless usages by everything from car dealerships to local banks, from NutriSystem to Burger King, there’s probably  been very little time that the song Still […]

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Lance, Commentary, News, Video, September 28, 2010, 5:07 PM

10 Good Years? (according to Larry)

What was it like for YOU 10 years ago? A lot happens over a decade, but the only thing certain is that everyone reading this is 10 years older now than at the beginning of 2000!  We’re not only older but hopefully wiser, too. Here’s what the last decade looks like to me from here […]

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Lance, Commentary, News, January 4, 2010, 9:26 PM