| 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...
| Apr 2, 2012
| 8:00 AM
We already knew that Gathering of the Vibes was going to feature ex-Grateful Dead members. But now the official lineup has been announced and the exact (re)incarnations are no longer a mystery. There's no Furthur or Rhythm Devils as there had been the...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 12:51 PM
In the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, as the world watched New Orleans, two music icons stepped up to the plate. Old friends Branford Marsalis and Harry Connick Jr., along with their long-time manager, came up with a way to give back to the music...
| Nov 7, 2011
| 9:09 AM
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; ...
| May 21, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Archbishop Desmond Tutu addressed an estimated 200 to 250 participants in a peace walk in West Hartford Saturday morning before walkers departed on the 2.5 mile route to benefit the World Youth Peace Summit.
Saturday's walk started at West Hartford...
| 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....
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:06 PM
After playing with Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby, saxophonist Branford Marsalis hung out in the media tent surrounded by journalists and a glass of wine. He's leaving now, only after hugging nearly everyone. "What's that group that does a different album...
| 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....