Entries by Paul Braun


CHICAGO – 8/15/17 Due to overwhelmingly popular demand, the PBS Soundstage Special, “The Cornerstones of Rock,” will be rebroadcast on WTTW, Channel 11 out of Chicago during their annual pledge drive. Jim Peterik from The Ides of March, Carl Giammarese from The Buckinghams, and Ron Onesti from The Arcada Theatre will be hosting the broadcast. […]

Betsy Larson Remembered

It was October 16, 2016, the day of the baby shower for Maisy Peterik when I happened to walk Betsy Larson from her car to the entrance of the Jam Lab where the event was being held. I noticed a certain wistful look in her otherwise smiling eyes. “Jimmie, just got some bad news. I’ve […]

The Ides and Felix Cavaliere in Baton Rouge

The IDES have been so blessed throughout their career to have had the opportunity to share the stage with a wide variety of great musicians. Sometimes colleagues show up backstage just to say hello, and before long, there they are, singing or playing along. These moments are always special, and the overwhelming response from the […]

Moody Blues Cruise News

The IDES OF MARCH CRUISE (Oh yeah, the Moody Blues Played, too!!) In the past, whenever “High C’s” came up, it referred to the trumpet of the late, great John Larsen or to the Ides’ current horn whiz Tim Bales; but recently, the “High Seas” is where the Ides played two spectacular shows aboard the […]