| Dec 29, 2011
Guitarist/composer Michael Musillami's trio, his alliance with his longtime friends and collaborators, bassist Joe Fonda and drummer George Schuller, is a superb, finely tuned unit, empathetic, swinging and dramatically expressive of emotions sweeping...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 5:20 PM
There are probably few, if any, people who come into this world with a congenital love of marches. Blaring brass, blasting tubas and unison staccato drums — all playing at a fortissimo dynamic — is definitely an acquired taste. Yet there are...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales.
But that changed...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:01 AM
To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 1:28 PM
The Glendale Philharmonic Orchestra was just a vodka-inspired whim a little over two years ago.
Sunday, the orchestra celebrates its second birthday with a performance of Sergei Prokofiev’s “Peter and the Wolf,” narrated by offbeat...
| Mar 22, 2011
| 12:12 PM
Pinetop Perkins lived the blues.
Born on a cotton plantation near Belzoni, Miss., in 1913, he worked the fields from age 7, drove a truck for a living at 18 and got stabbed in the arm in his late 20s.
The barroom attack tore his tendons and cut his...
| Aug 29, 2011
He was the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and -- for an extraordinary 80-plus years -- the voice of the Delta blues.
David "Honeyboy" Edwards picked cotton and pulled corn on Mississippi Delta plantations from age 9, living the hard...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:43 AM
The folks at Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus have shared this video that gives us an elephant's perspective. By attaching a small GoPro video camera to the head of Kelly Ann, an elephant famous for her ability to paint pictures, we get her...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 3:22 PM
So far in 2012, Hampden has been a pretty crazy place.
What I mean is, right before I sat down to write this column, I was outside trying to take a picture of a clown. No, I don't mean some goofball, I literally mean a clown. As in party clown.
| Jan 13, 2012
| 5:47 PM
When Elton John played 1st Mariner Arena last year, his first Baltimore performance in more than a decade, more than 12,000 fans turned out.
Sade, opening her first American concert tour in just as many years, drew an audience just as big later in the...