| Aug 27, 2011
| 9:31 AM
Jimmy Buffett's concert Saturday night at Jiffy Lube Live has been postponed over concern about Hurricane Irene, which is already making its presence felt on the Eastern Shore. The band Journey has also postponed its Sunday night concert at the same venue...
| Aug 29, 2011
| 4:00 PM
How did everyone fare over the weekend? Did Irene leave any Midnight Sun readers without electricity? Did it make you cancel any plans? In local music, the Silopanna Music Festival had to be canceled and Journey and Jimmy Buffett concerts both had to be...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 11:07 AM
“Grab your hula skirts, coconut bras and frozen concoction makers .... Jimmy & the Coral Reefers are heading to Sunrise!” That was bard of the beach Jimmy Buffett’s long-awaited announcement on his website that his Lounging at the Lagoon...
| 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...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 4:02 AM
Penn Jillette is, famously, not a religious man, but his visit to South Florida for performances at the Hard Rock this weekend is a pilgrimage of sorts.
“Without Randi, there would be no Penn & Teller,” says the magician, author and star...