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  • A New Documentary on Fishbone Makes the Case for Punk-Funk

    A New Documentary on Fishbone Makes the Case for Punk-Funk
    Everyday Sunshine:   The Story of Fishbone   Opens Nov. 11, Real Art Ways Cinema, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, realartways.org; Sunday, Nov 13 at 7 p.m. (one night only), Mystic Independent Theater, 107 Wilcox Road, Stonington, mysticindietheater.com; ...
  • Unconventional

    Unconventional
    A nation of predominantly couch-bound television watchers got some bad news tonight, as President Barack Obama accepted his party's nomination and delivered the following line: "America's not about what can be done for us, it's about what can be done by...
  • Democratic Convention hosts Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and more

    Democratic Convention hosts Foo Fighters, Mary J. Blige and more
    Clint Eastwood's soliloquy about unoccupied furniture  has been the most entertaining spectacle to emerge from this year's party conventions so far,   although the Democratic Party will make its own go of it with a big roster of pop musicians this week....
  • Summer Festivals 2012: Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park in Bridgeport

    Summer Festivals 2012: Gathering of the Vibes at Seaside Park in Bridgeport
    Vibes will continue to honor the legacy of the Grateful Dead this year by featuring the individual bands of four ex-members: Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, the Mickey Hart Band and 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann....
  • Back to the '70s: Arts center seasons to include Emmylou Harris, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne and Dr. John

    Back to the '70s: Arts center seasons to include Emmylou Harris, Todd Rundgren, Jackson Browne and Dr. John
    Summer is when the area's performing arts centers announce their fall schedules. The Peninsula's two main centers -- The Ferguson Center for the Arts and The American Theatre in Hampton -- have plenty of interesting shows heading our way. As my colleague...
  • Gathering of the Vibes 2012: A Recap

    Gathering of the Vibes 2012: A Recap
    For Gathering of the Vibes 2012, I chose to decline all the media hook-ups and luxuries. No laptop. No power outlets. No VIP tent with couches. No pass for entry into the photo pit in front of the stage. No isolated, backstage, extra-clean Port-O-Pottys....
  • Rick Braun, Gerald Albright to play Norfolk Jazz Festival in July

    Rick Braun, Gerald Albright to play Norfolk Jazz Festival in July
    Jazz seems to be in the air today. No sooner did I post about plans for the 2012 Hampton Jazz Festival than I received word that the Norfolk Jazz Festival, July 20-21 at Town Point Park, will feature smooth jazzers Rick Braun and Gerald Albright, among...
  • Bruce Hornsby to play free show during Norfolk's OpSail-Harborfest weekend

    Bruce Hornsby to play free show during Norfolk's OpSail-Harborfest weekend
    Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is heading out on the festival circuit this summer and -- his local fans will be happy to know -- he's included his home region on his itinerary. The piano-pumping maestro will play a free concert at Norfolk's Harborfest...
  • Live frontman, 'Daily Show' writer, jazz saxman, John Oates headline Musikest series

     
    As readers of Lehigh Valley Music learned as much three months ago, jazz saxophonist Ravi Coltrane, John Oates of Hall and Oates and sensitive rockers The Verve Pipe will play ArtsQuest’s new Musikfest Café at SteelStacks during Bethlehem’s...
  • Jazz guitarist Anthony Wilson's thirst for beauty

     
    Mixing up jazz with the sound of Brazil hasn't been a terribly new idea since Stan Getz set the template with João Gilberto and Antonio Carlos Jobim in the early '60s. Yet L.A. guitarist Anthony Wilson has returned to that......
  • Jazz review: Branford Marsalis and Terence Blanchard at the Broad Stage

     
    In a performance split between the Branford Marsalis Quartet and the Terence Blanchard Quintet, the two jazz titans showed their two distinct musical approaches....