| Dec 20, 2012
| 11:29 AM
If you need a moment to chill amid all the holiday pressure, I've got some music to help -- "O Little Town of Bethlehem," in a soft-jazzy arrangement by the top-notch US Army Field Band with Sergeant First Class Brian Sacawa as soprano sax soloist...
| Sep 30, 2012
| 4:00 AM
This was going to be a rant.
Then I thought about it, which was a mistake. As any experienced ranter can tell you, thinking about it has the unfortunate tendency of turning a good, clean rant into a muddy quagmire of fine points, conditional sentences,...
| Aug 9, 2011
| 3:30 PM
Which songs are you dying to hear — and which are played out? Z104.3’s Jackson Blue weighs in with his handy Heat Meter.
Gettin’ hot: “Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.),” Katy Perry
This week it became Katy’s fifth No. 1...
| Dec 19, 2008
| 4:22 AM
Thursday reviewer Richard Gorelick must get almost as much flak for his name as I do for mine. (I'll never forget that the year I started reviewing I got a mention in the 'Best and Worst' issue of Baltimore magazine......
| Sep 12, 2002
Coming this fall: The Drama of the Troubled Diva.
For the next four months, many of pop's juiciest plot lines will feature female singers struggling back from the brink. They include Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and TLC, all of whom have spent far...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley.
To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over.
It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Isaac Young Quartet
Opening for Marco Benevento, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, manicproductions.org.
The jazz world is roomy, with many corners to explore.
There's the academic scene, always...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Suffolk Riverfront Jazz is back with a show intended to soothe even the most frazzled nerves. The concert happening Saturday, March 2, at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts will feature sax man Euge Groove and guitarist Peter White.
Tickets are $55....
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Practice. That's the core of Kenny G's mantra as a musician.
No matter the myriad possibilities a day in his life might bring, at least three hours are dedicated to practicing the saxophone.
"I keep at it every day," he said. "I work hard, practice...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 11:06 AM
If you took your dad's new Audi S6 to the prom and then stole a kiss from the prom queen, how would you want your night to end?
Such was the question posed to Audi fans over the weekend for its upcoming Super Bowl ad. The automaker posted to its...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 11:56 AM
Here are this weeks Mixtape winners!
1.) Billy Joel- My Life
2.) Jim Croce- LeRoy Brown
3.) Elton John- The Bitch is Back
4.) Chicago- Saturday in the Park
5.) Paul Simon- You Can Call Me AL
2.) Steve Romero1.)...
| Jul 17, 2011
Living in Los Angeles, one of the early joys of summer is running down the schedule at the Hollywood Bowl. Probably the most famed venue on the West Coast, the Bowl's sprawling, woodsy confines and nearly 18,000-person capacity can transform mere concerts...