| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Steven Van Zandt — the 62-year-old guitarist for the E Street Band, a political activist who famously took action in the 1980s against the Sun City resort in South Africa and a late-in-life actor who played Silvio Dante on "The Sopranos" — is,...
| Oct 24, 2013
Holiday benefit concerts are the norm in Red Bank every December. There are a number of such shows at the historic Count Basie Theatre the week before Christmas. There is no bigger event in the tony Central Jersey town than the 'Hope Concert,' which is...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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A new book from the Band’s lead guitarist and songwriter Robbie Robertson, “Legends, Icons & Rebels: Music That Changed the World” (Tundra Books, $29), is impressive both for...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 6:00 PM
Singer-songwriter Jeremy Serwer, who visits the Red Rooster Coffee House Saturday, is a musician with opinions.
According to a press release, Serwer “is one of those rare musicians willing to sing the dangerous truth about America —...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:20 PM
"If there's one thing the banjo needs, it's more notes played on it."
That tongue-in-cheek statement comes from Deadly Gentlemen banjo player Greg Liszt, who, in addition to having a Ph.D. in molecular biology from MIT on his wall (and an awesomely...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:38 AM
To formally close out their 2012-13 Wrecking Ball tour, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have recorded a benedictory new studio version of “Dream Baby Dream,” the 1979 single from the New York punk-electronic duo Suicide, and posted...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 9:42 PM
The sales pitch started the moment I opened the glass door and stepped off the sidewalk.
"Cubs welcome (the) Chicago Tribune and Melissa Harris." The words scrolled across a 7-foot-long replica of the iconic Wrigley Field welcome sign.
"People love to...
| Oct 13, 2013
When you're pining after someone who doesn't return your affection — how long do you keep trying?
Scott Goldstein might be a good man to ask. And maybe Agnes Goldstein as well, considering she's the one who was being pursued by Scott.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The Phish jam-rock band is returning to the Hampton Coliseum Oct. 18-20. It's to be the latest in a series of key musical moments in the life of a legendary, 43-year building. I've been around to cover 19 of those years. Here are five memorable shows from...
| Sep 19, 2013
Walt Whitman might have gotten a good laugh out of this. I know I did. I mention Whitman because of a recent incident at the rest stop on the New Jersey Turnpike named after him, a place offering food that didn't exist in Whitman's time and a stream of...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 12:30 PM
James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and Gary David Goldberg will receive special tributes during CBS' broadcast of the Primetime Emmys on Sept. 22.
Each of the tributes, which will come in addition to the traditional In...