| Jan 23, 2015
| 10:24 AM
Most of the year's major tributes have yet to be announced, but this is the lineup to date:
Bob Dylan: "Shadows in the Night": Dylan's Sinatra tribute album will be released next month.
"Sinatra: An American Icon": Billed as the official exhibition of...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 7:23 AM
It would be difficult to overestimate the melodic grace, harmonic allure and lasting eloquence of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Universally loved songs such as "Girl from Ipanema," "Desafinado" and "One Note Samba" only hint at the mountain of...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:30 AM
"POLITICS HAVE no relation to morals." -- Niccolo Machiavelli
I'D LIKE to say politics have no relation to movies, but of course, they do, especially when it comes to "war" movies.
If you don't see much point in any war, you are likely not to be swept...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 2:18 PM
Critics and early viewers agree that "The Interview" is less than a masterpiece. But thanks to threats from hackers that nearly derailed its release, it has become an event.
Hundreds of theaters Thursday, from The Edge 8 in Greenville, Alabama, to...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 5:45 AM
It's a rewarding but undeniably hectic time to be Kelli O'Hara.
The five-time Tony Award-nominated Broadway actress has in the last month gone from starring in NBC's live telecast of "Peter Pan," as Mrs. Darling, to making her Metropolitan Opera debut...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:41 AM
A very hot winter in jazz:
Eddie Palmieri Latin Jazz Band; Carlos Henriquez Quintet: Symphony Center's jazz season continues with a high-powered double-bill featuring the Palmieri's septet and a quintet led by bassist Henriquez, best known for his...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:14 PM
Dianne Reeves knows her way around a jazz song.
The singer, who has won four Grammy awards for Best Jazz Vocal Performance on her albums, will perform alongside Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Gregory Porter at 8 p.m. Friday at Costa Mesa's...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Lira Singers: The group celebrates its 50th season with a festive concert of Polish carols, songs and dances, assisted by the Lira Dancers and Lira Symphony, with English narration. 3 p.m. Sunday, Harris Theater for Music and Dance, 205 E....
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Hartford Stage’s associate artistic director will now be running a theater of his own.
Williams, a member of the Hartford Stage artistic team for more than a decade, is the new artistic director of Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carré located in the...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:40 AM
An “American Idol” runner-up singing with an Allentown native smooth-jazz trumpeter who has become one of the genre's elite, a four-time Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance and the singer of one of the fastest-rising songs of...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 3:00 AM
Winning the James Beard Foundation's Rising Star Chef of the Year can be a career-launcher; previous winners, for example, include Bobby Flay, Marcus Samuelsson, Grant Achatz and David Chang.
So when Jimmy Bannos Jr. heard his name announced in...