| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2011
| 12:09 PM
Sara Bareilles says becoming a judge on NBC's "The Sing-Off" was a "no-brainer."
The three-time Grammy nominee Bareilles this season took Nicole Scherzinger's seat at the judges' table for the a cappella singing competition when Scherzinger left to judge...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 4:54 PM
Deep in the bowels of Laurel Park, beneath the oval where Secretariat, Seabiscuit and Barbaro once tread, runs a tunnel. It's a long-forgotten passage that bigwigs once used to escape the raucous crowds above.
Queen Elizabeth II, who raced a horse at...
| Oct 23, 2011
| 5:52 PM
No reason to stay indoors. Here's a look on what's going on this week
MOVIES OPENING (Friday; subject to change)
Puss in Boots
The Rum Diary
Hoarders (mid-season premiere; 9 p.m.; A&E)