| Jun 24, 2011
| 9:50 AM
Beyonce, '4': 2.5 stars (out of 4)
Beyonce has paid lip service and more in recent years to broadening her musical range. She’s hung out at indie-rock concerts, and this month she headlined the rock-heavy Glastonbury festival in England. In...
| Jun 28, 2011
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| Jun 29, 2011
| 1:05 PM
There are a number of cruise nights and car shows throughout Connecticut this summer. Here’s one of them.
Hot rods, customized cars and classic automobiles will be on display at the Classic Car Show Wednesday, July 13. This annual event within an...
| Oct 29, 2011
U2, the Irish pop band, is the subject of a fascinating new documentary, "From the Sky Down," premiering Saturday on Showtime. Like most modern rockumentaries, it was commissioned by the people it is about, and it will be included in some of the...
| Jul 31, 2011
As Chicago prepares for the 20th edition of Lollapalooza next weekend, here are 10 notes about music festivals:
1 Creedence Clearwater Revival was the first big-name band lined up for Woodstock, the mother of all rock music festivals. The group's signing...
| Jun 20, 2008
Music documentaries are musical sermons in cinematic form. Some offer revelations, films that take us into a genre of music or the psyche of a musician. Others are preached to the choir, films built on inside information that only the already-converted...
| Jun 28, 2008
Amy Winehouse was packing a punch at the Glastonbury music festival.
After taking the stage Saturday, the troubled singer climbed down into the pit and scuffled briefly with a reveler.
It was unclear what sparked the altercation but witnesses say a...
| Jul 22, 2008
OUT IN the hardscrabble world of rock concert touring, promoter Sean Carlson has learned a thing or two about eateries. "Japanese restaurants are the best," said Carlson, founder of the F Yeah Fest that's hitting 27 cities in 27 days this month. He isn'...
| Apr 12, 2009
A chilly morning wind was blowing down Sixth Avenue, but it was warm inside Radio City Music Hall even though the grand old palace was hushed and its balconies deserted. A production team was busy preparing for the night's concert, an all-star charity...
| Jul 24, 2009
| 2:13 PM
Hip Hop icon Jay-Z has been tapped to headline day one of the All Points West Music Festival in Jersey City next week. The Brooklyn-native fills in the vacant spot left open by the Beastie Boys who were forced to cancel their appearance - along with...
| Jun 19, 2009
Flip-flops face an unlikely footwear rival this summer:
The Wellington boot, aka wellies, waders, fishing boots, festival boots.
Since supermodel Kate Moss wore them with cutoff jeans at the Glastonbury music festival a couple of years ago, they have...