| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:55 AM
When singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s newest album, “Pure Fiction” came out in April, it was less than two years after the release of his sophomore disc “Moving Up, Living Down.”
That’s a quick turnaround for any...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 9:46 AM
Sometime soon, should you find yourself backstage at the Museum of Contemporary Art, wandering its administrative offices, be sure to look for the pencil drawing of David Bowie as a banana. It is not an official curated piece of museum art; rather, it...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Paul Simon gave his first public performance since he and wife Edie Brickell were arrested recently and charged with disorderly conduct.
Simon played a benefit show Wednesday night at the Beacon Theatre in New York, where he was honored for his...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:19 PM
They've probably never shared a stage together, and they are a strange match even by the odd-pairings standards of entertainment awards.
Peter Sellars, the innovative Los Angeles-based director of opera and theater, and rock pioneer Chuck Berry were...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Geographer's music may lean heavily on electronic textures, but there's nothing remotely robotic or distant about it; on "Myth," a full-length record from 2012, singer Michael Deni's voice soars above crashing drums and guitars, which subside once in a...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Prosecutors have decided not to go forward with disorderly conduct charges against Grammy Award-winning musicians Paul Simon and Edie Brickell after the couple had a shoving match in April at their Connecticut home, a court clerk said on Tuesday.
| Jun 17, 2014
| 3:27 PM
If Paul Simon and Edie Brickell behave for the next 13 months, all will be forgiven.
By the legal system, at least.
A Connecticut court clerk said the prosecutor had decided not to follow through with the case that saw Simon, 72, and Brickell, 48,...