| Jul 21, 2014
| 2:17 AM
NEW HARTFORD — The last guitar was long gone by late-morning Friday at the Ovation Instruments plant. Just about everyone had said farewell a few weeks earlier, when production stopped.
Back on that glum day, six or eight guys had climbed up...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:17 PM
Billy Joel is being honored by the Library of Congress, and it's referencing his song "Allentown" in bestowing the award.
Joel is the newest recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Librarian of Congress James H. Billington...
| Jul 7, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Once a high-wire acrobat loses balance, it's assumed the act is finished. And perhaps no pop vocalist ever resembled those denizens of dizzying heights more than the angelically-voiced Art Garfunkel.
When Garfunkel announced four years ago that his voice...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:56 PM
Whether you're heading to Cooperstown to see former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas and former Cubs hurler Greg Maddux inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on July 27 or planning a visit for later in the summer, there's a lot more to this...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
In the basement of the House of Charm, watching a group of people sing and dance, Steve Martin consults his iPad and prepares, once again, to transform.
Above him, Balboa Park goes about its business. Tourists arrive by red trolley, brides pose amid the...
| Sep 6, 2014
It is a circus as much as a concert. Wearing colorful costumes, the players are singing, chanting, dancing, making percussive noises on anything from drums to homemade instruments, keeping rhythm by blowing across the tops of bottles, tap dancing and...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Quincy Jones has been involved in so many causes, staged so many benefits and spearheaded so many initiatives, starting from the 1960s and continuing to the present day, that the word "philanthropist" often seems to be appended to his name just as often...
| Jul 24, 2014
Here are the Top 3 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. XPONENTIAL FESTIVAL One of the best regional summer music offerings is Philadelphia radio station WXPN-FM 88.5’s XPoNential Festival, which turns 20 this year. Ryan Adams It has not only......
| Apr 28, 2014
| 8:52 AM
Husband-wife singer-songwriters Paul Simon and Edie Brickell were arrested on Saturday at their home in Connecticut on disorderly conduct charges, according to police in New Canaan, Conn., who have scheduled a news conference Monday morning to discuss the...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Singers-songwriters Paul Simon and Edie Brickell had to explain themselves to a Connecticut judge Monday afternoon after they were arrested Saturday on suspicion of disorderly conduct.
Simon, 72, said that he'd gotten into a rare argument with his...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 11:24 AM
The death Saturday of Chicago juke and footwork producer DJ Rashad has left a hole in the fabric of one of America's most intense and idiosyncratic electronic music scenes.
Just days after the 34-year-old musician was found dead, several artists...