| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:34 AM
Between May and September, Hartford's Xfinity Theatre will host seven big country music concerts, including Brad Paisley, Toby Keith, Tim McGraw, Florida Georgia Line, Rascal Flatts and others, according to a Live Nation press release.
| May 21, 2015
| 3:00 AM
On the two-hour season finale of "American Idol" earlier this month, 29-year-old Guilford native Nick Fradiani beat out Nashville's Clark Beckham, becoming the first Idol winner from Connecticut and across the Northeast.
So what happens now?...
| May 21, 2015
| 12:05 AM
"Tomorrowland" is Brad Bird's Jeremiad against the dystopia that is modern culture, with its yen for zombie apocalypses, environmental catastrophes and the 24 hours of fear telecast by cable news.
It's a movie for the "dreamers," the ones like its...
| May 20, 2015
| 2:04 PM
Country music is still kickin'.
Jimmy Buffett and Van Halen are back.
And Slayer and 5 Seconds of Summer will give different cause for ear plugs: thrashing metal from the regrouped Grammy winners and screaming girls for the Australian pop rock band....
| May 13, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Life is starting to imitate art for the cast of "Nashville," ABC's prime-time soap about a group of drama-prone country music stars.
On the show, which wraps its third season Wednesday night at 10, Charles Esten plays Deacon Claybourne, a ruggedly...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 6:29 AM
Country music Renaissance man Tim McGraw will bring his 36-city Shotgun Rider tour to the Coral Sky Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach on Aug. 21, with tickets on sale 10 a.m. Friday, May 1.
Tickets are $27.25-$68 at LiveNation.com, all Ticketmaster...
| Apr 27, 2015
| 9:47 AM
Should all the fun of experiencing live concerts and music festivals such as Stagecoach and Coachella be reserved only for fans who can hear?
Tracy Halmgean says no, and that’s when she goes to work. For the last seven years she's been...
| Apr 25, 2015
| 10:34 AM
The biggest difference immediately apparent at Friday’s opening day of the 2015 Stagecoach Country Music Festival in Indio is just how much bigger it's gotten.
By the time headliner Tim McGraw took the Mane Stage following performances by nearly...
| Apr 23, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Once again, the danced-out EDM crowd and overdressed hipsters who flocked in droves to Coachella over the last two weekends have moved on to fresher pastures, leaving Indio, Calif., wide open for the pickup truck, RV and cowboy hat community that rides in...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 9:48 AM
Good for country music star Tim McGraw for sticking to his July 17 concert date at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre despite a barrage of criticism by wild-firing gun enthusiasts.
He is one man the gun extremists can't cow.
The brouhaha over the concert...
| Apr 17, 2015
| 1:23 PM
HARTFORD — Tim McGraw is defending his decision to headline a Hartford concert to benefit a Sandy Hook group, responding to critics who call it a gun control fundraiser.
A concert at the XFINITY Theatre on July 17 featuring McGraw will benefit...