| Aug 2, 2014
| 1:29 PM
Fans who come to see the Avett Brothers expecting the stripped down, acoustic performance that was the folk-rock group's trademark for its first decade are in for a whole new experience.
Brothers Scott and Seth Avett and Bob Crawford now have plenty of...
| Jul 28, 2014
If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a […]...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 8:18 AM
American singer, songwriter, actor and producer Lionel Richie has "partied all night long," "danced on the ceiling," and provided a host of romantic ballads that are the "go to" songs when talking about falling in and out of love.
He is coming to...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 8:20 PM
Gathered around a small stage in Easton's Centre Square, the modern-day crowd interjected heartily as Easton's Christopher Black belted out the Declaration of Independence Sunday at the city's annual Heritage Day celebration.
The reading, delivered in...
| Jun 8, 2014
Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth was the featured performer at the annual Goodman Theatre Gala at the Hilton Chicago on May 17. Chenoweth charmed the crowd of 600-plus throughout her 45-minute, 10-song set that included many Broadway favorites....
| May 8, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Films about drug addiction tend to have a punishing quality. Even the good ones. I'm thinking of "Drugstore Cowboy" and "Requiem For a Dream," "Trainspotting" and "The Man with the Golden Arm." Full-blown drug addiction is bleak. Why would an honest movie...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Akron-based rock twosome The Black Keys' "Turn Blue" edged out a new collection of previously unreleased material by the late Michael Jackson to become the pair's first No. 1 album.
"Turn Blue" (Nonesuch) racked up first-week sales of 164,000 copies,...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Some records are made to be broken. Each time I teach "Introduction to Ornithology" at the College of William & Mary, I keep track of how many species we see during the semester. The number has never topped 200.
Unlike the teaching of many scientific...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Dolly Parton was a fireball of energy when she called for a quick chat about her new album, "Blue Smoke," and the companion tour that took her to Australia in February and that will take her across Europe this summer, with some U.S. dates along the way....
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Joe Henry is a singer-songwriter of many moods. His first records in the 1980s were earnest folk-rock collections of poetry and promise, and he soon began collaborating on records of modern Americana with the Jayhawks as his backing band. But later in the...
| Nov 23, 2013
| 5:30 PM
With her dark skin and "unconkable kinky hair," Wanda Coleman found growing up in Los Angeles in the 1950s often felt like torture.
"The stultifying intellectual loneliness of my 1950s and '60s upbringing was dictated by my looks," she wrote years...