| 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...
| 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......
| 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...
| Sep 11, 2011
| 7:25 PM
Today's Birthday (09/12/11). Your thinking is sharp. Be prepared. The Full Moon in Pisces highlights your close relationships, so balance your needs with theirs to keep the peace. The year ahead is great for starting new projects, but don't stress about...
| Oct 6, 2011
Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67.
Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
| Mar 18, 2012
There's an old saying in Republican politics: Massachusetts produces only two exports — lobsters and liberals — and neither one travels well.
That's what GOP strategists said in 1988 when then-Gov. Michael S. Dukakis was the Democratic...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:49 AM
As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 9:13 AM
WEDNESDAY 30 and THURSDAY 01: WALE
Wale proved he was rapping on another level of lyrical genius in 2008 when he released the Seinfeld-inspired The Mixtape About Nothing. Now on Rick Ross’ label, Maybach Music Group, the go-go-fueled hip-hopper...
| Jun 17, 2012
Mindful that great American road trips occur in all sorts of vessels — heck, Huck rode a rickety raft — we're on a Greyhound bus heading up California's flat, slender belly.
"Why?" you ask.
That's a sensible question, but let us open our...
| Oct 1, 2011
Philip Matthew Hannan
Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy
Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...