| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 3:47 PM
Cooler temperatures and changing leaves might cue the chants of “wait until next year” for Chicago baseball fans, but for theater lovers it's a whole new ballgame. Below are just a few promising names on this fall's roster of shows.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 11:58 AM
It really should not work.
“What’s New Pussycat? The Soundtrack of an Era,” through Sept. 28 at Broward Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, should be a cheese platter, a real clunker where oldies but goodies go to die, die, die a...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Michael Leeds and Kevin Black fell in love with the music of the 1960s.
It may have started with a mutual affection for Burt Bacharach, but the affair soon grew to include Dusty Springfield, Etta James, the Supremes, Ray Charles, Simon and Garfunkel,...
| Aug 22, 2014
| 7:00 AM
"Once a song has gone into the ether, it never disappears," Greil Marcus remarks in "The History of Rock 'n' Roll in Ten Songs." But it never reappears in quite the same form, either. A song like "Money (That's What I Want)" means something entirely...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:56 AM
What's up with all the wildly talented musical sister acts these days? There's First Aid Kit from Sweden and Indiana's Lily & Madeleine. There's Lennon and Maisy Stella, real-life singing siblings who play fictional ones on the ABC drama series...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 11:47 AM
The summer fun is just beginning for the Summer Concert Series sponsored by the Rockville Bank Foundation. The series is presented by the South Windsor Parks and Recreational Department.
Various bands will perform every Thursday until Aug. 14 at the...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:05 AM
If you want to see a documentary made with passion and guaranteed to rock your soul at least two or three times before the final credits roll, don’t miss “Muscle Shoals” at 9 tonight on WETA-TV (Channel 22), Washington’s PBS...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 2:12 PM
This week’s Theater Loop Showcase is “Chicago’s Golden Soul.” Currently playing at Black Ensemble Theater, the energetic and informative show is a revue of the many songs recorded in Chicago during the city’s heyday as a soul...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:45 AM
A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys.