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  • The Impressions keep on pushing

    The Impressions keep on pushing
    Fred Cash remembers the day he joined the Impressions in 1958, a mere teenager starting what would be a five-decade ride in one of the great vocal groups of all time. He had been singing on street-corners in Chattanooga, Tenn., and in church with his...
  • 'Star Trek' actor, 50th anniversary of iconic group, country stars coming to State Theatre

     
    "Star Trek" star William Shatner, the 50th anniversary of Peter, Paul and Mary, country duo Montgomery Gentry, Bill Cosby and former presidential candidate Steve Forbes are among the highlights of the State Theatre's new 50-performance season. The 2012-'...
  • Joe Smith's candid artist talks heading to Library of Congress

     
    Classic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
  • In The Pipeline: The Streisand of Saigon

    In The Pipeline: The Streisand of Saigon
    Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter. People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
  • Jason Isbell plays at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford on June 8

    Jason Isbell plays at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford on June 8
    There's probably no better time for Hartford to land a visit from singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, who's performing at the Wadsworth Atheneum with Amanda Shires on June 8. Isbell's star is on the rise. He and his band, the 400 Unit, just scored four award...
  • Musician who played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin to appear at Riverjazz

     
    When jazzy regional music group Craig Kastelnik and Friends plays a free show Friday at the Riverjazz festival on the SteelStacks campus, they’ll add for the night a musician who has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Roberta........
  • Donna Summer ruled majestically, if uneasily

     
    Donna Summer's controversial international hit "Love to Love You Baby" was, according to her, recorded as something of a joke. It wasn't supposed to be the singer's calling card on the world stage. It wasn't meant to be one of......
  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn: Honoring a Stax master -- and 'Time Is Tight'

     
    Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Booker T & the M.G.'s, died over the weekend. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explains the power behind one of the musician's best bass lines, on "Time Is Tight."...
  • In Rotation: Carole King's 'The Legendary Demos'

     
    Songwriter Carole King has collected her classic demo recordings onto "The Legendary Demos." Times pop music critic Randall Roberts says it's an essential document....
  • TV Land Awards salute ‘One Day at a Time,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley’

     
    The series winners: "Laverne & Shirley " for the Fan Favorite Award; "Murphy Brown" for the Impact Award; "In Living Color" for the Groundbreaking Award; "Pee-wee's Playhouse" for the Pop Culture Award; Aretha Franklin for the Music Icon Award; and "One...
  • Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'

    Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'
    My favorite scene in Carole King's long-awaited "A Natural Woman" comes near the beginning — appropriately, since the teen hitmaker was the epitome of an early starter. The high school student born Carol Klein had just signed a recording contract...