| Sep 17, 2012
| 2:32 PM
Best Reggae: I Anbassa
I Anbassa is one of the hardest-working bands in the area, with new gigs constantly popping up around the state. If you're looking to check them out, there's always a local show on the horizon, usually within a couple of days and...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 2:43 AM
The band: John Thomas — drums, vocals
Mike “Milky” Wakes — bass, vocals
B.J. Randall — guitar, vocals
Steve Toepp — sax, vocals
Shawn Toepp — vocals
Rick Clifford — lead guitar, piano, lead vocals...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 4:44 PM
A day for the kids at FOA
Saturday promises to be a day full of fun for children and their parents at the Festival of Arts. To press home this point, Festival officials said that a 44,000-pound steamroller will be brought in for the occasion to make...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 8:35 AM
In conjunction with Hartford's Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival, this month's Thursday night Art After Hours is a summer block-party celebration of all things Caribbean, including gobs of reggae and calypso music, decorative arts, a costume parade...
| Aug 3, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Cat’s outta the bag! Rapper Snoop Dogg is now... a lion!?!
We haven’t been this confused since Prince turned his name into a symbol, and Puff Daddy turned to P. Diddy turned to Diddy!
Snoop’s 'reincarnation' happened after he went on a...
| Aug 14, 2012
| 3:45 PM
A man in Beeville, Texas says he sees Jesus on a tortilla. We think it looks more like Bob Marley to be honest.
There have been tons of people who think they see Jesus in random objects, some of them are pretty ridiculous though.
One person said she...
| Aug 17, 2012
This weekend, several fashion events are taking place in Harlem to celebrate Harlem Week. We featured three local designers that are showcasing at the event, plus we'll talk about all of the fabulous events taking place.
Summer In The City - August 18...
| Feb 19, 2013
| 4:23 PM
Laguna Beach should be celebrated as a music colony — especially for world-class reggae — as much as an art colony.
It started back in the late '70s, when Laguna native Eric "Redz" Morton was 21 and gigging as the bassist in a L.A. Latin...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 5:26 PM
The 2013 Grammy Awards fiesta started with flashy, feel-good performances by Taylor Swift, Elton John with Ed Sheeran and FUN.
Swift sang "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" in a playful Alice in Wonderland-meets-Cirque du Soleil setting while FUN...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 12:30 PM
An Acoustic Evening with Matisyahu
Feb. 17, 6:30 p.m., $25-$75, The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts, 166 Capitol Ave., Hartford, (888) 824-2874, thebushnell.org
As a teenager, Matisyahu — the shape-shifting Chassidic-reggae-hip-hop...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 1:53 PM
The Grammys gave out awards in 81 categories Sunday, but it may be a full week or two until we know who some of the real winners were. The performance-heavy telecast is largely just one 3½-hour concert, and if past Grammy Awards are any indication, it...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 8:15 AM
It was Martin Luther King Jr. Day, the morning of Barack Obama's second inauguration, and four members of the planning committee for Hartford's Taste of the Caribbean and Jerk Festival sat down to draw up the agenda for this year's event, slated for Aug....