| May 15, 2012
"Hands on a Hardbody," the new musical based on S.R. Bindler's 1997 documentary film about a nutty endurance contest at a Texas auto dealership, pulls off something most pundits would have considered impossible today: This is a Red State musical that Blue...
| May 24, 2012
| 1:41 PM
Since 2001, the unofficial kickoff of the summer concert season in the Chicago area has been the Summer Camp Music Festival at Three Sisters Park in Chillicothe, Ill. In each of those 11 years, including this weekend, the headliner has been moe., a...
| Sep 7, 2012
Dear Amy: My sister-in-law and her partner have taken some time off work to travel around the country and are frequent overnight visitors at our home, which has become their base camp.
On each visit they stay for several nights and get caught up on...
| Sep 7, 2012
| 9:02 AM
The pornographic exploits of "Ben & Cherry" in titles such as “Boston Cream Thighs,” “Peanut Butter D-Cups” and “Chocolate Fudge Babes” will temporarily simmer down following a court order won by similarly named ice...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:40 AM
Artist J.P. Jacquet (right) worked with the band Phish on a number of large sculptures that they took on tour. Painter/illustrator Bud Cook (left) got a degree from Rhode Island College and has illustrated work for Dark Horse and Image Comics. They...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 8:36 AM
Landing a spot 50 feet from the outdoor stage is a summer-concert coup.
But what if the headliners are the Jackhammers, real-life pneumatic tools blasting 95 decibels toward your eardrums?
Music to your ears? Of course not. You're already packing up,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 7:02 AM
Watch out Bill Cosby and Eddie Murphy. There's a budding comedy superstar nipping at your heels.
In Hampton Roads, comedian Kevin Hart is selling tickets at a blazing pace. Promoters announced Friday that the actor and stand-up man will perform a...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 6:10 AM
Modern bluegrass queen Alison Krauss will be fiddling around Norfolk in April, promoters announced. Krauss will bring her hot-shot band, Union Station, to Chrysler Hall on Friday, April 13.
Tickets go on sale Friday, Jan. 27. They're priced at $45 to $75...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 2:43 AM
The band: Kevin Scott Joiner — guitar, vocals
Vinny Carrasco — drums, percussion, vocals
Been together: 10 months
How they got started:
Carrasco and Joiner were scheduled to work together with a bass player to do a Stax Records Soul...
| Jul 16, 2012
| 10:40 AM
One of the greatest moments in bassist Les Claypool’s career came only a few months ago, at a fundraiser for Barack Obama. “It was me, Booker T. Jones and Charlie Musselwhite,” Claypool told me over the phone. “I played ‘...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:06 PM
After playing with Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby, saxophonist Branford Marsalis hung out in the media tent surrounded by journalists and a glass of wine. He's leaving now, only after hugging nearly everyone. "What's that group that does a different album...
| Feb 22, 2012
| 11:59 AM
Ben & Jerry’s has graduated from Schweddy Balls and other ice cream flavors to a brand new line of icy sweets: Greek frozen yogurt.
The Vermont company revealed four new flavors – strawberry shortcake, raspberry fudge chunk, banana peanut...