| Dec 9, 2011
| 10:08 AM
When architect and design firm owner Steve Kadlec was asked recently whether bookshelves were becoming obsolete in the iPad age, he wisecracked: "Who reads books? We buy them for pretty!"
He was only half-joking. With digital competition, hardcover books...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 11:10 PM
As patrons sipped their chilled martinis — shaken, not stirred — fortunes of funny money were won and lost.
Red or black, odd or even, all was good fun at the roulette tables set up Thursday night for the Pacific Symphony's "The Music of...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 2:06 PM
For Juliette Lewis, "The Firm" is more than steady work ... it's also a big reintegration into the acting world.
"For about eight years, I had a rock 'n' roll band, and that became my livelihood," says the distinctive talent now seen Saturdays as street-...
| Aug 30, 2011
| 12:31 PM
So, what exactly is a dude doing in a topless revue?
Getting a lot of laughs.
Sean E. Cooper is the resident funnyman and impressionist in “Fantasy” and one of Las Vegas’ best-kept secrets. Cooper’s impressions of Tina Turner,...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 10:59 AM
With the exception of two early-October Vermont benefit shows, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals' upcoming UConn appearance is the final stop on what seems like an endless, Bob Dylan-esque touring schedule.
The band's been on the road without much break at...
| Oct 8, 2011
| 4:43 AM
I can count on two hands the number of times I've watched full episodes of "The Oprah Winfrey Show," but I've read two of her other "O, The Oprah Magazine" books — 2010's "Love Your Life!" and 2009's "Dream Big!" — and enjoyed them so much...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 4:57 AM
Smoke wafts over the stage as a sexy chanteuse bursts through a curtain of gold streamers and reaches for the microphone to sing "The Lady Is a Tramp."
"Wait. Can I try that again?" asks the singer, Laura Benanti, who plays Bunny mother Carol-Lynne in...
| Sep 18, 2012
| 8:13 AM
Two veteran Hampton Roads blues performers -- Bobby "BlackHat" Walters of Newport News and Michael Clark of Norfolk -- will add musical spice to Town Point Ribfest, a free festival happening Saturday.
Barbecue and blues belong together, so I can see...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 7:07 AM
For some unknown reason, somebody decided to do a study on the most popular funeral songs. Forget poverty or AIDS, this is the kind of thing we need our best and brightest working on. Here are the top 12, via NME.com.
1. Frank Sinatra – 'My Way'
| Oct 31, 2012
| 7:56 AM
Eric Hutchinson's success as a singer-songwriter could be measured by the Baltimore venues he's played.
After honing his skills on smaller, now-defunct stages such as Fletcher's and the Funk Box, the 32-year-old Takoma Park native headlined the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:26 AM
About a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT surprised and thrilled music lovers with "The Headphone Masterpiece," an ambitious, low-fi album that reminded listeners of the psychedelic soul classics of the 1970s.
Some considered it an over-hyped oddity. Others were...