| Nov 6, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It's unsettling when you find out an album you really like isn't well-regarded by its creators.
In 2012, the Montreal-based trio Plants and Animals released The End of That, 11 tracks of frayed nerves, jangly guitars and singer Warren C. Spicer's...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The jazz singer Giacomo Gates has taken some roundabout journeys. But they've served him well. He grew up in Bridgeport. Then he moved up to the frozen tundra when he was in his 20s.
"I split from here for like 15 years," says Gates, who spoke to the...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 9:55 AM
John Ridley's Hendrix biopic, All Is by My Side, starring dead ringer and Outkast member André Benjamin as Jimi (but without any of Jimi's actual music), premiered last month at the Toronto Film Festival (to mixed reviews). On Nov. 5, Bloomsbury publishes...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 7:30 AM
Toad the Wet Sprocket hadn't put out an album of new material in 16 years — until October 15th, 2013. That's when the band released New Constellation, on their own label, Abe's Records. It was crowd-funded by a Kickstarter campaign. The band had...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:56 AM
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| Jan 2, 2014
| 4:04 AM
The "vacation of the movies" is ending today, as long as the impending storm doesn't cancel school!
We saw Frozen, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and Walking With Dinosaurs over the past two weeks.
The first two films were fairly predictable. ...
| Jan 12, 2014
Exit, Mr. Goodspeed
It's going to be strange not to see Michael Price in his office tucked away off the cozy lobby of the Goodspeed Opera House, sitting in his barber chair, holding court with guests during intermission. Or stationed at the bottom of...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:07 AM
Headed to the movies this weekend?
"Rio 2" is still going strong at the box office. No surprise, since it's colorful, spirited, fast-paced and fun.
My 8 year old and I really loved the first installment of this franchise and were excited to see the...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 4:41 AM
Darien mom, Candice Hughes, has launched a campaign on Indiegogo to make her idea a reality. This neuroscientist and entrepreneur has developed a video game for teens and tweens with ADHD (attention deficit hyperactivity disorder).
The game is...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:32 AM
By Deb Acord
Americans love technology. The quest for the newest gadgets that keep us connected anytime, anywhere, fuels our society.
So it shouldn’t be surprising to learn that consumers are beginning to view the switch to...