| Apr 4, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Broad of shoulder and booming of voice, Bob Romeo is a memorable guy with a seemingly memorable job title: chief executive of the Academy of Country Music.
Based in Encino, it's one of that genre's two principal trade groups along with Nashville's...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:29 PM
More than anything, the creative team behind the Broadway musical “American Idiot” wanted to take care of Green Day’s baby.
The road tour of the musical, formed primarily from the punk band’s 2004 concept album of the same name...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:36 PM
Andrea Ocampo Haley is a model and actress, a former Miami Dolphins cheerleader and an arena host for the Florida Panthers, who flipped that fame into a role as entertainment reporter for CNN En Español. It goes without saying that the Delray Beach...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 8:06 AM
In terms of theater development time, "These Paper Bullets," went from notion to motion at warp speed, which suits the kinetic nature of this musical, "modish rip-off" of Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing."
"It wasn't a normal process like when...
| Mar 22, 2014
The show: "These Paper Bullets!", a Yale Repertory Theatre production at the University Theatre in New Haven.
What makes it special?: World premiere of Rolin Jones' "modish rip-off of William Shakespeare's 'Much Ado About Nothing,' " with new songs by...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 9:55 AM
Rocker Billie Joe Armstrong, South African playwright Athol Fugard and New Haven’s Broken Umbrella Theatre will be recognized for their special contributions to theater in the state at the Connecticut Critics Circle Awards ceremony this month. ...
| May 8, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Vanessa Bell Calloway delivers "Letters from Zola" at Pasadena Playhouse. And South Coast Rep revisits its inaugural production, Moliere's "Tartuffe," to close out its 50th anniversary season.
Letters From Zora Vanessa Bell Calloway portrays African...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 8:42 PM
If ever an opening song on a debut album could set the tone for the entirety of a band's career, it was "Blitzkrieg Bop," off the 1976 self-titled album by the Ramones. Lean, fast and propelled forward by a low-to-the-ground-beat and no-fuss lyrics ("Hey!...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 5:30 AM
For years, Ringo Starr has used the occasion of his birthday to urge fans to flash the peace symbol and say the words "Peace and love" at noon wherever they happen to be in the world.
The former Beatle upped the ante for his 74th birthday party this...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:12 PM
If it's true, as punk band the Slits have argued, that "in the beginning there was rhythm," then Tommy Ramone's drum pound marked a new day rising. The original drummer for seminal New York punk band the Ramones, Tommy, born Erdelyi Tamas, died Friday...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 6:04 AM
There was something in the musical water of 1994. Let's take another sip.
A good chunk of millennials were either pre-teens or young teens in 1994 — and their budding musical tastes were informed by a wide array of memorable offerings in just...