| Jan 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The anomie is at the gates in "Happy Now?" playwright Lucinda Coxon's astringent study of early midlife crisis among the solidly middle class in London. The punctuation in the title serves as ironic eyewink. Nobody in Coxon's world has any lasting claim...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 12:52 PM
The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights:
Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 8:45 AM
Each January, the Jazz Showcase turns its spotlight toward Chicago artists, enabling the club to bypass costlier touring attractions at a time of year when audiences typically are small.
That's a boon not only to the city's musicians but to listeners,...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 4:37 PM
She bewitches and beguiles in PBS’ Downton Abbey, but just who is Michelle Dockery, the girl behind the impervious Lady Mary?...
| Mar 30, 2012
| 4:23 AM
When Lehighton native Denny Seiwell left the tiny Carbon County town for a burgeoning career as a drummer in the lodges of the Poconos, then the clubs of New York City, jazz was his music of choice. He played with......
| Mar 28, 2012
| 11:30 AM
The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli.
A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
| Dec 20, 2011
Perhaps not since Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Carl Sagan has there been such an "evangelical" atheist as Christopher Hitchens, the writer and social commentator who died last week after a long and public battle with esophageal cancer.
| May 13, 2012
| 1:05 AM
Kate Stevenson of Jamestown, N.D., will perform the music of Peggy Lee Friday night at the Ellendale Opera House.
“From Norma Egstrom to Miss Peggy Lee,” which begins at 7 p.m., is presented by the Ellendale Area Arts Council. Admission is $10 at the...
| May 17, 2012
| 5:31 AM
ARCC dance recital, 6:30 p.m., Johnson Fine Arts Center, Northern State University.
Fallout Art and Music Party, 6:30-9:30 p.m., Red Rooster Coffee House, 202 S. Main St.
Fundraiser for Aberdeen Area Humane Society, 6:30-9 p.m., Eagles Club, 316...
| May 23, 2012
| 2:52 PM
The Pen Mar Park concert series opens with 18-piece big band
By MARIE GILBERT
One minute, a reed section whispers impossibly rich, velvety tones. The next, the room erupts with the wicked, raucous sounds of drums.
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Louis Armstrong once said, “Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.”
Jazz legends and old friends Ben Tucker and Lou Donaldson still have the music in them. That’s why the octogenarians are...