| Sep 24, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Celebrate local music this Sunday at local rock and blues musician Sandy Connolly CD release party. Starting at 5 p.m., Connolly will play live, followed by a party with a cash bar ($2 drafts!). Her CD, Prescription for the Blues, features 13 songs and...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:31 AM
In our time, few musicians have addressed the classic American pop song with the scholarly attention of Michael Feinstein – and few scholars have performed this repertory with Feinstein's panache.
So Feinstein's performance this weekend at the...
| Oct 23, 2012
| 7:17 AM
Last May, during a conference on "Race, Gender & the Blues" at Dominican University, the master harmonica player Sugar Blue addressed the theme in an impassioned, unforgettable soliloquy.
Lamenting that blues increasingly has been expropriated by white...
| Sep 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Sep 29, 2012
| 1:31 PM
Folks didn't let the dreary day keep them from enjoying the blues Saturday.
The Big Lick Blues Festival is happening this weekend at Roanoke's Elmwood Park.
It includes lots of food vendors and of course, good blues bands. A new event this year is a rib...
| Jul 17, 2012
Richard B. Scudder
Co-founder of MediaNews Group
Richard B. Scudder, 99, co-founder and former chairman of MediaNews Group Inc., the nation's second-largest newspaper company, who also helped invent a process allowing newsprint to be recycled, died...
| Jul 18, 2012
Deep Purple keyboard player
Jon Lord, 71, a British keyboardist for Deep Purple and Whitesnake, died in London on Monday of a pulmonary embolism after a battle with pancreatic cancer, said a statement on his official website.
| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:37 PM
Coleman Station Bluegrass Festival
The 9th annual Coleman Station Bluegrass Festival July 27-28 in Friedens. Outdoor amphitheater. Friday’s entertainment 4 until 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon until 10 p.m. Camping available, covered seating,...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Think of The Blues Brothers as the original soul revival act -- beating Amy Winehouse to the punch by a couple of decades. While the fictional band's concept and impact has been watered down by time and some awful sequels, the original film's still great....
| Jul 22, 2012
| 7:11 PM
The self-titled sophomore album from local pop-rockers Gold Motel oozes surf and sun, even though much of it was recorded as temperatures dipped and leaves fell from the trees. "There were a few days where we were tracking and I was wearing my jacket...
| Jul 24, 2012
29 E. Ohio St. 312-321-1000
Put your name on the wait list at this classic pizzeria to get a taste of the famous deep-dish pizza that launched a national chain.
640 N. Wells St. 312-664-1707
For a burger and a milkshake...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 6:34 AM
The Hampton Roads blues scene has been humming with activity recently. The hum will become a roar on Sunday, July 29, when this year's local round of the International Blues Challenge arrives at the Jewish Mother in Virginia Beach.
At the Jewish Mother...