| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The first wave of more than 2,000 acts is expected to descend Tuesday on Austin, Texas, for the annual music-business blowout that is the South by Southwest Music Conference: six days (and very late nights) of performances, speeches, parties, panel...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 4:06 PM
"These Paper Bullets,” the world premiere rock adaptation of “Much Ado About Nothing” featuring new songs by Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong is one of the highlights of the six-show 2013-14 season at New Haven’s Yale...
| Mar 16, 2013
| 11:10 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Big bands in small venues -- it's become a ritual at the South by Southwest music festival, where even A-list rock stars recognize the opportunity to launch a new project or heal a wounded reputation. But if Depeche Mode and Green Day...
| Feb 28, 2013
The show: The national tour of “American Idiot” at the Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford.
First impressions: The operative expression for musical based on Green Day's 2004 pop-punk album “American Idiot” is...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 8:35 AM
Certain, shall we say, issues hampering frontman Billie Joe Armstrong's ability to perform led Green Day to postpone their their fall tour behind ¡UNO!, ¡DOS! and ¡TRE!, which included a Mohegan Sun date (now on for April 6). Luckily, American Idiot, a...
| Feb 24, 2013
Tom Kitt remembers seeing punk-pop group Green Day for the first time. He was a student at New York's Columbia University in the '90s and saw them in concert on MTV.
"I just knew they were special," he says over a lunch interview in Manhattan recently....
| Feb 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The 2013-14 season at the Pantages Theatre will feature last year’s most decorated Broadway musical, “Once,” Andrew Lloyd Webber thrice, and a second helping of "The Book of Mormon."
The Webber trifecta will consist of his production...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:57 AM
Anchored by mega-hit "Book of Mormon," the shows heading to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts next season have one thing in common: Their creators have proven track records.
The musicals presented by Broadway Across America are:
| Dec 18, 2012
| 7:57 AM
If you're caught with an empty sack only a few days left before Christmas, believe me, I understand. Sound Check is ready and willing to lend a hand. Here are a few recommended items with local ties. It's the Sound Check Last-Minute Gift Guide.
| Dec 5, 2012
| 8:15 PM
"Once" is once again in the awards spotlight. The original cast recording for the popular Broadway show is among the Grammy nominees this year in the category of musical theater albums. The show features songs by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, the...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 12:05 PM
Notice that the latest trend in gift-giving is the "experiential gift?"
Instead of that sweater, slippers or cheese board, I'm noticing more people giving (and asking to be given) gifts of experiences: a day at the spa, a balloon ride, a...