| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Today it's rare to see a piece of celebrity-worn apparel — on screen or off — that can't be identified and even purchased with a few mouse clicks. From politician Sarah Palin's eyeglass frames (Kawasaki 704s) to film protagonist Jay Gatsby's...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:19 PM
When singer and Gibson hollow-body strummer Nick Waterhouse introduced one of his songs as "the B-side to a 45" during his record release party, you'd have been forgiven for briefly thinking the entrance to the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood may...
| Feb 11, 2014
Re "Cute? Hardly. They subverted the American way of life," Opinion, Feb. 9
Although Michael Tomasky did a god job reminding us just how much the Beatles shook up the musical world, he could have continued that vein further.
Yes, by 1964, the genre we...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Rock guitar hero Jeff Beck remembers falling in love for the first time.
"I'd only ever seen Spanish-style or jazz guitars, and then I saw a Stratocaster," said Beck, 69, of his schoolboy crush. "I was fascinated by the shape, the double cutaways; it...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Dressed in skinny jeans, flats, a white shirt and still wearing her stage makeup, the petite Ashley Blair Fitzgerald sits cross-legged in a small conference room after her matinee performance in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Arena Stage in Washington.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Michael Nesmith's name is far more often associated with the Monkees than the birth of Southern California country rock. Yet the former rock sitcom star played a key part in a 1960s scene when long hair and cowboy boots all a sudden made sense together....
| Jun 28, 2013
Oldies shows, almost by definition, are far more about reliving the fun of younger times through music. But every once in a while, a performer on one of those multi-act bills surprises with a talent level that not only reminds......
| Jan 4, 2014
Singer-pianist Leon Russell has played with pretty much everybody in a career that now has stretched more than 55 years. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when the set list for his show Friday before a nearly sold-out crowd......
| Jun 26, 2013
A bunch of Broadway musicals, the return of favorite rocking Christmas shows, a classic crooner and comedians, an iconic performer’s daughter and more fill the 2013-14 season that was just announced for Easton’s State Theatre. Yup, Little...
| Mar 17, 2014
Soft-rock of the mid-1970s often is dismissed as a time of milquetoast music, but anyone who listened then and listens now knows there were some really good songs made in those years. What if the attention those songwriters paid to......