“I never wanted to be a star,” Yusuf Islam sang Thursday evening at the Kennedy Center. “I never wanted to travel far.”
The irony is that Islam’s Washington performance, a more or less chronological review of his songbook, curated and annotated by the singer-songwriter, was all about his journey to international superstardom.Read more
Kristina Esfandiari loves the people who listen to her music. But when she was writing “Uncontrollable,” the debut LP from her solo vehicle, Miserable, she wasn’t thinking about them.
“I really wasn’t expecting people to like it at all,” Esfandiari, 28, said over the phone from Nashville, Tenn. “I need this for me.”Read more
At a science fiction and fantasy conference last year in Seattle, Bella La Blanc performed a “Game of Thrones”-inspired burlesque act.
She made one fan, for sure — the series’ author, George R.R. Martin, who was in the audience. Soon after, he invited La Blanc’s tribute troupe — “Burlesque is Coming” — to perform at his theater in Santa Fe, N.M.Read more
If fall’s arrival this week couldn’t come soon enough, you’re not alone — local beer-makers relish a new season, because it’s a time to debut new beers.
From commemorating the opening of a taproom to a brew looking to make a positive impact on local agriculture, the local beer scene has interesting additions on the way or already here. These are four new styles we’re looking forward to tasting.Read more
Heading into his senior year at the University of Vermont in 2008, Chad Brodsky didn't have a summer internship, so he created a business instead. Dressed in German lederhosen, Brodsky walked the busy streets of Burlington, Vt., convincing strangers to hop into his van to take tours of local breweries.Read more
For most of the breweries pouring suds Saturday at the Annapolis Craft Beer and Music Festival — especially the newer and smaller ones — it's about spreading the news about their craft beers.
The festival at Navy-Marine Corps Stadium will be the fifth year for the celebrations of local brewed beer, even if it's not brewed near Annapolis.Read more