| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:49 PM
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...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 11:05 AM
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....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:10 AM
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....
| Jul 2, 2012
| 6:10 AM
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...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:40 AM
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....
| Mar 7, 2012
| 9:10 AM
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...
| Mar 27, 2012
| 7:21 AM
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...
| Mar 23, 2011
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...
| Apr 1, 2011
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......
| Apr 3, 2011
In a performance split between the Branford Marsalis Quartet and the Terence Blanchard Quintet, the two jazz titans showed their two distinct musical approaches....
| Apr 7, 2011
Chris Barton reviews boxed set 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology,' a beautifully assembled if flawed set that delivers quality listening despite the futility of trying to capture an entire genre in six CDs....