| Sep 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
For jazz aficionados, news that the Baltimore Jazz Alliance is reviving the Sunday evening cabaret concerts, which for years were sponsored by the nonprofit Left Bank Jazz Society at the old Famous Ballroom on North Charles Street, will indeed be most...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 1:07 PM
Catch one of only three performances of "The Vagina Monologues" this weekend, Friday, Oct. 12, 8 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 13, 8 p.m.; and Sunday, Oct. 14, 2 p.m., at the Laurel Mill Playhouse, 508 Main St. This whirlwind tour of a forbidden zone is funny,...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Dating back to the '50s when NBC's "The Tonight Show," hosted by Steve Allen, featured an ensemble led by pianist Lyle "Skitch" Henderson, house bands have become a latenight talk show staple.
Allen was known to tinkle the ivories now and then (his jazzy...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The first time Arthur Friedman walked into Fort Lauderdale’s Gateway Theatre a couple of years ago, he wasn’t put off by the weathered marquee, ragged carpet, gloomy hallways and unwelcoming restrooms. He was charmed.
“It had a...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A musical icon who helped Sands Bethlehem Event Center open last May will return for an encore performance to help the center celebrate its first anniversary, the venue just announced. Paul Anka, who was among the first run of high-profile......
| Apr 28, 2013
Dust off those party clothes and dig out that crazy hat. It's the time of year when folks in our part of Virginia get together to celebrate in the fresh air and sunshine.
If you're looking to socialize and depressurize, you're in luck. Festivals devoted...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Today is the birthday of Mildred Augustine Wirt Benson, who wrote 23 of the first 30 Nancy Drew books under the pseudonym Carolyn Keene....
| Jan 16, 2012
| 7:01 AM
To help mark its 50th birthday, the Peninsula Fine Arts Center in Newport News will host a creative collision of art and music.
Starting Thursday, Jan. 19, the center's monthly Art After 5 gatherings will feature musicians chosen specifically for their...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 10:40 AM
Selflessness is not a quality one often associates with artists. After all, creative people have their personal visions and usually spend their careers trying to get other people to help them realize those aspirations. Jazz guitarist John Pisano, known as...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:44 AM
Michael Chabon's new novel, "Telegraph Avenue," is like a child's bedroom overflowing with '70s pop culture — with used vinyl records and Motown name-dropping and cheesy blaxploitation movies, and set against a backdrop of racial identity in...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:20 PM
Michael Chabon's best-selling new novel, “Telegraph Avenue,” is set in and around Brokeland Records, a used-vinyl record store on the border between Oakland and Berkeley, Calif., where Chabon has lived since the late 1990s. The story follows...
| Feb 27, 2012
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84.
The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...