| Jul 1, 2015
| 11:01 AM
The authors of a poignant memoir, a comic novel that spoofs celebrity worship, the newest in a series about a food writer who solves mysteries and a novel about country club society in Connecticut will give free talks at R.J. Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston...
| Jun 12, 2015
Whatever rules in jazz hadn't been shattered by Charlie Parker and other bebop artists, Ornette Coleman finished off for good.
Coleman, who died Thursday at age 85, brought to jazz the kind of open-ended, non-narrative approach that Jackson Pollock...
| Jun 11, 2015
| 11:25 AM
When saxophonist Ornette Coleman played clubs in Los Angeles in the mid-1950s, audiences often covered their ears and waited outside until his set was done. He shunned the conventions of melody and harmony and encouraged his bandmates to do the same,...
| Jun 2, 2015
| 6:00 AM
It was a passing remark made to L.A. musicians Cindy Wasserman and Frank Lee Drennen, but one that set off a five-year-plus musical odyssey that culminates July 17 with the release of Dead Rock West’s album “It’s Everly Time!”...
| Jun 5, 2015
We congratulate Paul Reed Smith and his PRS Guitars company as they celebrate 30 years in business and a legacy of making the world's finest guitars played by a constellation of stars. The two-day anniversary celebration kicks off tonight with a concert...
| May 29, 2015
| 1:36 PM
I haven’t seen the highlights special from the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that HBO will premiere on Saturday, but I’ll donate $20 to the hall if one of my favorite moments from the ceremony held in April in Cleveland didn’t end up...
| May 28, 2015
| 4:00 AM
The members of U2 paid tribute to late tour manager Dennis Sheehan at their Los Angeles show Wednesday night, calling the music business veteran "a member of our family."
Sheehan, who was found dead that morning after an apparent heart attack,...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 2:32 PM
In anticipation of Saturday's induction ceremony in Cleveland for the 2015 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Calendar spotlights each of the acts being welcomed into the hall this year.
PAUL BUTTERFIELD BLUES BAND
Before the likes of the Rolling Stones, the...
| Apr 13, 2015
| 8:36 AM
The first few years after the Beatles split, Ringo Starr had bragging rights on his mates.
He was all over the radio with "It Don't Come Easy," ''Back Off Boogaloo," ''Photograph" and other singles at a time that John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George...
| Apr 20, 2015
| 1:50 PM
“Sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll!” has been the rallying cry in rock music for the last half-century, yet some of the most moving moments during Saturday’s induction ceremony at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland revolved around...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Ignoring the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's annual foolishness can be a great time-saver for fans of pop music and its history. So why do I let each new induction announcement and ceremony lure me into the same old trap of grumping the same old useless...