| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:44 PM
Ah, Week 5: The season’s halfway mark, when the contenders separate themselves from the pretenders, or so that clever rhyme goes.
There isn’t a lot of movement in the Power Rankings after last week’s shake-up, but there were plenty of...
| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| Oct 26, 2011
It was intended to be a "throwaway" song, the seldom-played B-side of a 45-rpm record produced in a New York recording studio in 1969.
Instead, it became an A-side No. 1 hit single for a band called Steam, a song whose simple but catchy chorus became...
| Apr 25, 2012
Dan LeFranc's penchant for playing with time and memory within the confines of family life first got a local airing last year in "The Big Meal," which won raves in its world premiere with American Theater Company (a New York production at Playwrights...
| Jan 17, 2011
| 10:58 AM
ArtsQuest on Wednesday announced the signing of seven more acts for its ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, the four-story, 65,000-square-feet performance venue it plans to open April 30. But it left out of the announcement perhaps the most intriguing...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:35 PM
This Sunday, Steve Martin headlines the final night of the Bluegrass Situation, a four-night festival curated by fellow actor and fellow banjo enthusiast Ed Helms. If it’s anything like the concert Martin did at the same festival last year, you........
| Dec 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
After having just a single sold-out show in its first six months of operation, Musikfest Café at ArtsQuest appears to have hit a stride. Wilson Phillips, who played Dec. 8 and 9 at Musikfest Cafe In the month and a......
| Dec 28, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Musikfest Café, which has had a run of sellout shows lately after having just one ion its first six months of operation, has had another ticket-sales milestone. It has had its first show sell out in advance. The Jan. 6......
| Jul 18, 2011
| 7:17 AM
If you attended an alternative school where your music teachers were a bunch of aging hippies who taught you to sing old Elizabethan murder ballads and haunting Appalachian folk songs and to play baroque recorder music, and if your dad and uncle were...
| Nov 29, 2011
| 1:10 PM
Pesky J. Nixon
7:30 p.m. Dec. 2, Anna Liffey's, 17 Whitney Ave. $12. (203) 773-1776, ctfolk.com.
Why does any given band play the kind of music they play?
While it's not feasible for every musician to competently respond to this question (that...
| Oct 26, 2011
| 12:35 AM
Jeff Daniels got raved reviews for his performance in a true story – Gettysburg. A year later followed it up with Dumb & Dumber.
Jesse Eisenberg got an Oscar nomination for the true story -- The Social Network -- and followed it up with 30...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 10:46 PM
You know how you sometimes watch an amazing movie that puts your emotions on a rollercoaster ride? That happened with me in this documentary, but not in the way I would’ve preferred.
I had moments of being angry at the record industry. They...