| Dec 7, 2011
| 11:29 AM
It takes two tries, but Lucas Neff nails a fly buzzing around the catering tent on a location shoot for the Tuesday Fox comedy "Raising Hope."
"Hey, watch this," he says, smacking the fly down on the table cover. "Crushed."
But victory has a price....
| Aug 1, 2011
| 4:05 AM
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; unless otherwise noted)
Jaws (revival at the Charles; Saturday and Aug. 8 and 11)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes
The Bachelorette (season finale; 8 p.m. Monday; ABC)
Secret Mountain of Fort...
| Jul 22, 2011
The black Chevy Tahoe slows to a gentle stop. You open the front door on the passenger's side and hear Radiohead's "There, There" spilling out of the speakers, filling the cabin.
J.J. Redick shifts the SUV out of park, merges into traffic and offers...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 2:00 PM
After a four-year hiatus, the HFStival, one of the largest rock festivals on the East Coast in the '90s and early 2000s, returned last September with a lineup of forgotten '90s alt-heroes such as Third Eye Blind, Lit and Everclear. The festival's return...
| 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 12, 2012
| 2:32 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
Abel Tesfaye, a k a the Weeknd, has been busy the past few months. He self-released three mix tapes of moodily skewed R&B that have earned him a nomination for Canada’s top musical honor, the Polaris Prize (he lost out to...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:05 PM
Band name: Brighton, MA
Sound: On its just-released "Billboard Sun" EP, the indie-rock quintet channels the ragged glory of the Walkmen, veering between loosely anthemic rockers ("New Underground") and more introspective turns like the bruised "V-Day."...
| Mar 4, 2012
| 11:17 AM
Band name: Scattered Trees
Sound: The indie-rock quintet's sophomore album, "Sympathy," pairs singer-songwriter Nate Eiesland's heart-heavy words with musical backdrops that shift from mournful (the Coldplay-esque "Love and Leave") to propulsive ("Four...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 6:06 PM
Standing onstage Sunday night at San Diego's Valley View Casino Center, the DJ Tiesto twisted some knobs on his Pioneer CDJ-1000 turntable as 6,500 screaming fans formed a sea of waving hands, flashing cellphone cameras and wide-eyed faces. Jets of...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 12:39 PM
2 stars (out of 4)
In a recent interview, Tom Waits mentioned that while recording music, “You have to work with people that know when to trick you.”
Coldplay pays lip service to the element of surprise on its fifth studio album, “Mylo...
| Dec 12, 2012
| 4:44 PM
When I started working out, I had a personal music player the size of a dachshund for exercise motivation. I filled it with Rush and Joe Satriani mix tapes to enhance my workouts. Technology has come a long way since then.
Now I use an iPod Shuffle,...