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  • J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues

    J.J. Grey & Mofro to showcase "This River" at House of Blues
    About 10 years or so ago, J.J. Grey and his band, Mofro, were a relatively private pleasure for music fans in the Sunshine State. Now, we pretty much have to share the Jacksonville band's swamp-rooted funk with the world, with folks at the New York...
  • Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'

    Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'
    The gospel-truth, if you believe most of the history books: Aretha Franklin didn’t really find her true voice until she began working with producer Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1967. "My idea was to make good tracks, use the best players,...
  • Five questions for Derek Trucks

    Five questions for Derek Trucks
    If you're a music fan of a certain age — say, perhaps, 41 — it may strike you as a bit disconcerting to listen to Derek Trucks talk about his kids. For there's a good chance that the first time you heard Trucks' name, he was an 11-year-old...
  • They're black and they're proud

    They're black and they're proud
    Photographer Gordon Parks' "Ethel Shariff in Chicago" depicts the daughter of religious activist Elijah Muhammad in a nun's habit, standing at the fore of rows of black women in the same attire. In Parks' "American Gothic," the late lensman who documented...
  • Mac Arnold: blues traveler

    Mac Arnold: blues traveler
    Mac Arnold sounds completely at home on his sweat-raising 2011 recording, "Blues Revival." Captured on-stage at the Grey Eagle club in Greenville, S.C. — about 15 miles from the rural hamlet of Pelzer, where he grew up and currently resides —...
  • The Black Crowes Play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester April 2-3

    The Black Crowes Play The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester April 2-3
    The Black Crowes burst onto MTV in 1990 with their cover of Otis Redding's "Hard to Handle" and then kept the momentum going with the ballad "She Talks to Angels," selling millions of copies of their debut studio album Shake Your Money Maker and proving...
  • Memorable parties mix refined with relaxed

    Memorable parties mix refined with relaxed
    For his 50th birthday, Patrick Sutton got down — but not dirty — on the farm. The Baltimore interior designer is known for his elegant, understated and carefully curated spaces. To celebrate his milestone birthday, he and his girlfriend,...
  • Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor

    Birthplace of rock 'n' roll? Memphis has plenty of evidence in its favor
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - This port city on the Mississippi River calls itself the birthplace of rock 'n' roll. Its credentials? The Memphis Recording Service, forerunner of Sun Studio, in 1951 recorded "Rocket 88" by Jackie Brenston & His Delta Cats, which some...
  • Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising

    Sharon Jones: Five feet high and rising
    Sharon JonesĀ has been told what she is not so many times, she can’t help but laugh. And laugh she does: a deep, joyful noise that, like an outboard motor, sputters to life, catches briefly and then expires with a series of snorts and snickers....
  • West Hartford's Javier Colon A Contender On 'The Voice'

    West Hartford's Javier Colon A Contender On 'The Voice'
    Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers. For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...