| Nov 22, 2011
| 1:33 PM
Merle Haggard – the greatest of all craggy country jeremiahs – is coming to Connecticut. The Hag will play Torrington’s Warner Theater on April 19, 2012. Tickets go on sale Friday, Dec. 2. Merle’s tunes about raising Cain...
| Dec 14, 2011
| 7:49 AM
Casey Wilson, Penny on ABC's "Happy Endings," isn't sure but thinks she probably always was funny.
Her first memory of working an audience was cracking up her parents. Her aunt left the room and she did a spot-on impersonation.
"I don't even change my...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 8:44 AM
Now that we're out of Santa season, new events are set at Central Florida theme parks and attractions this week.
+ Otronicon, a salute to all things tech, begins its annual four-day run at Orlando Science Center beginning Friday. Activities range from...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It's been a happy Monday when it comes to concert announcements. It's starting to look like a logjam has been broken.
Live Nation and WNOR-FM (98.7) said that the Lunatic Luau hard rock festival will return May 4 with a lineup including Shinedown and...
| Oct 7, 2011
| 8:06 AM
It’s the third anniversary of the birth of Spotify, the music service that allows you to listen to good-sounding music free of charge, assuming you can deal with the commercials.
(Can anyone identify the accent of the announcer? “...
| May 26, 2011
| 8:25 PM
Fresh off my frenzied trip to Los Angeles to cover the season finale of American Idol, I am not so fresh. I am haggered. (And yes, I do look very much like Merle Haggard at the moment.) The "Boyz in my Hood", Walter Makaula, photographer Vince...
| Jul 31, 2012
| 7:35 AM
In Portsmouth on Sunday night, Merle Haggard and Kris Kristofferson gave music fans a taste of what country sounded like before arena-rock bombast and Jimmy Buffett-inspired cheer invaded Nashville.
Their show at nTelos Pavilion amphitheater was...
| Apr 16, 2012
| 8:59 AM
Thu., April 19, 7:30 p.m. $43-$73. Warner Theatre, 68 Main St., Torrington. (860) 489-7180, warnertheatre.org.
They don’t make ‘em like Merle Haggard anymore. He’s a real-deal country music star from the old school,...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:51 PM
I spent last week catching rides across the Midwest, from Chicago to Columbus to Cleveland to my hometown to Columbus to St. Louis back to Chicago, and no, I’m not ashamed that despite being a cool, sophisticated, cosmopolitan, urbanite, refined...
| Mar 7, 2010
What does Forbes know?
Not quite enough — at least, when it comes to Mesa. In December 2008, the magazine counted how often each of America's 100 largest cities was cited in nine East Coast-based national publications and declared that the 10...
| Jan 31, 2009
| 7:32 PM
Back in 1973, the country was in the grip of economic woes. A beleaguered Republican president was overseeing an unpopular war abroad and gradually had lost the support of the American people.
The musical response from Merle Haggard at the time was "If...
| Feb 6, 2009
Tom Brumley, a legendary steel guitarist who contributed to the "Bakersfield sound" of Buck Owens and the Buckaroos in the 1960s before spending 10 years performing with Rick Nelson, has died. He was 73.
Brumley died Tuesday at Northeast Baptist Hospital...