| Jan 26, 2012
| 4:09 PM
John Lara, whose irreverent cartoons appeared in Laguna Beach, Orange County and national newspapers, died Jan. 15 of complications from lupus. He was 56.
A memorial service will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Little Church by the Sea, 468...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 10:03 AM
"The Walking Dead,"AMC's epic, buzzy zombie apocalypse drama, returns from its midseason hibernation this Sunday at 9 p.m. with the first of six episodes closing out the second season.
The midseason finale, which aired on Nov. 27, saw a zombified...
| Sep 22, 2011
| 1:57 PM
R.E.M. announced Wednesday that it is calling it quits. The Athens, Ga., band that pioneered a distinctive, arty college-rock sound was a group that meant a lot to many people.
The group was the first rock band I felt was truly my own....
| Oct 1, 2011
Suddenly, I have a hankering to hoist a beer at Capt. Tony's, on that barstool with Bob Dylan's name painted on it, looking out the door at the free-spirited lifestyle of Key West.
Yeah, the scene on Duval Street isn't the anarchistic scene that it was...
| Oct 5, 2011
| 6:52 AM
Guitar-strumming troubadours aren't rare birds. They're commonly sighted across Hampton Roads. But two of them landing in the region this month stand out from the flock.
Steve Forbert, the songwriter best known for his 1980 hit "Romeo's Tune," will...
| Oct 8, 2011
If you read this column regularly, you know that it's not unusual for the topic to have something to do with a photograph that looks inviting to me.
That's part of the motivation for this week's dispatch: Looking at the image of cypress trees along the...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
In Portsmouth on Sunday night, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson gave music fans a taste of what country sounded like before arena-rock bombast and Jimmy Buffett-inspired cheer invaded Nashville.
Their show at nTelos Pavilion amphitheater was...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 3:25 PM
There isn't going to be a better time all year for star sightings in Chicago than this weekend.
Lollapalooza will not only bring 100-plus acts to the city, but also draw dozens of celebrities who are just as excited as the rest of us to watch their...
| Aug 12, 2012
He's a legendary Baltimore Oriole, has starred in Miller Lite beer commercials, and in recent years, has become a barbecue king.
Yet to fans in Baltimore and beyond, John Wesley Powell Sr., is simply "Boog" — friendly and down-to-earth, despite all...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 7:22 PM
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:57 PM
It was a 90-degree spring morning in 2011, and I was struggling, my breath coming in gasps. I was on the last leg of a sprint triathlon, the run, and from across the way, I heard the unmistakable booming voice of Shawna. She was the personal trainer/...