| Oct 4, 2012
| 2:24 PM
One of the great left-field surprises of the 1980s pop music scene came with the arrival of Big Daddy, a whimsical band that reimagined hits of the day as they might have sounded had they been recorded in the 1950s.
The conceit was that the group’s...
| Oct 7, 2012
President Barack Obama got off a smart rejoinder to challenger Mitt Romney's assertion during Wednesday night's presidential debate in Denver that if elected he would defund PBS.
"I just want to make sure I got this straight," Obama said archly. "He'll...
| Oct 27, 2012
| 10:45 PM
Jim Witter, who presented the music of Elton John and Billy Joel at the Aberdeen Civic Theatre in March 2011, is returning to the Hub City, this time with a different show.
Witter's presentation last year, “The Piano Men — the music of...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 1:45 PM
I can't get away from the new Mumford and Sons album, and that is a wonderful thing.
I'm sitting in a local coffee shop as I write this review, and the album is playing in its entirety over the loudspeakers. A friend from college just texted me a half...
| Oct 31, 2012
Here’s something you may not expect to hear from “Flight” co-star Nadine Velazquez, who’s often included on lists with “hottest” or “sexiest” in the title.
“I just didn’t want to be a face...
| Aug 26, 2012
| 7:00 AM
The Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre's presentation of “Dance in the USA” at the John Anson Ford Theatre on Aug. 17 was sometimes whimsical, other times inspiring and, a few times, a bit lackluster.
However, overall, the Burbank dance company'...
| Sep 4, 2012
| 7:19 AM
The "wild and crazy" comedy icon made many home-screen appearances before focusing his creative efforts elsewhere, and this set compiles a number of examples, including specials he made for NBC and HBO ... one of them devoted exclusively to parodies of...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 8:04 PM
The temptation is to define the man, or at least his body of work, by 140 character messages.
Yes, the Colts' owner is an active and wildly popular tweeter with more than 180,000 followers.
But the owner of the Colts is Jim Irsay, not @JimIrsay.
| Sep 6, 2012
| 7:18 PM
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Sen. Dick Durbin introduced Barack Obama to the country at the Democratic National Convention in 2004 when the future president was a neophyte candidate for the U.S. Senate. He did it again four years later when Obama won the...
| May 30, 2012
| 12:23 PM
If you like to laugh or if you need a laugh, the Confluence Creative Arts Center is the place to be on Saturday.
An acoustic coffeehouse is scheduled for the evening featuring the music of Bill Gessner. Gessner is a Minnesota native who has been...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 11:41 AM
There's probably no better time for Hartford to land a visit from singer-songwriter Jason Isbell, who's performing at the Wadsworth Atheneum with Amanda Shires on June 8.
Isbell's star is on the rise. He and his band, the 400 Unit, just scored four award...