| Aug 23, 2011
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78.
Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
| Nov 21, 2010
A cool water droplet hit my forehead as I descended narrow stairs into the caves. An overwhelming smell — ammonia meets dirty feet — assaulted my nostrils. Chilly, stinky, damp. It was heaven. I had entered the caves of Roquefort (rohk-FOR), a...
| Jul 16, 2010
Cuban singer Olga Guillot, who was hailed as "the queen of the bolero" and became the first Latin artist to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall, has died. She was 87.
She died Monday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. A family spokeswoman...
| Jan 24, 2011
Let the other ships have their rock climbing walls and their water slides, their come as-you-are and do-as-you-please ambience. On the new Queen Elizabeth, it's lawn bowling and croquet, formal nights and afternoon teas, assigned seating and fixed...
| Feb 25, 2011
When Elena Mauli was a little girl growing up in Paris in the 1980s, an old woman named Louise Brunet lived alone in an apartment above her family. When she died, no one came to collect her things.
The landlord allowed the other tenants to take...
| Oct 25, 2011
| 1:01 PM
If you're looking for the macabre side of Europe, skip the hokey rip-off "torture museums" and visit a cemetery — they're authentic, artsy and oozing with history. In honor of Halloween, here is a list of some of my favorites.
| Sep 1, 2011
| 9:13 AM
As we bid farewell to the Summer of Swelter, it's a grand time for pulling up the appointment app on your smart phone (or pulling out the day planner, if you're a traditionalist) and setting aside some play dates with the hottest shows in town.
| Sep 27, 2011
| 7:13 AM
With a timbre suggestive of Billie Holiday and an intimate style of phrasing that needs only the subtlest twist of a syllable to hook a listener, Madeleine Peyroux has cleared a distinctive path in today's jazz world.
That path does not include a lot...
| Dec 18, 2011
Cesaria Evora, who started singing as a teenager in bayside bars on the West African island nation of Cape Verde in the 1950s and won a Grammy Award in 2004 after she finally took her music to stages around the world, died Saturday. She was 70.
| Jan 22, 2012
With a lifetime of red carpet misses ranging from uncomfortably busty Guinevere gowns to something reminiscent of Grandma's doily tablecloth, Disney princess Miley Cyrus hasn't exactly been fashion It Girl material. Until now.
The sleek and chic...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 8:55 PM
Mamma, mia! Goodspeed Musicals got its Mame.
Louise Pitre, best known as the Tony Award-nominated lead in the Broadway smash "Mamma Mia," will play the title role in the revival of "Mame," slated to play the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam April...