| Feb 12, 2012
| 12:33 PM
A rundown of what's going on the week of 2/13-2/19.
MOVIES OPENING (Friday)
Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance
The Secret World of Arriety
This Means War
BET Honors (special; 9 p.m.; BET)
Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| Apr 10, 2014
Chris Eldridge is bluegrass-guitar royalty, a founding member of both the Infamous Stringdusters and the Punch Brothers and a first-call sideman for the likes of T-Bone Burnett and Elvis Costello. At 26, Julian Lage is already one of the hottest jazz...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 2:02 PM
Orchestra Hall has presented jazz since the early days of the 20th century, but only in the past two decades has the music been championed as part of a bona fide series.
Major and emerging stars have been booked for the series' 21st annual season,...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 3:38 PM
Nickel Creek is taking its reunion on the road.
After announcing this month that it will release a new studio album, its first since 2005, the adventurous bluegrass trio said Tuesday that it's expanded a tour set to launch April 16.
"A Dotted Line" is...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:00 PM
The Colbert Bump is in full effect for Lake Street Dive.
In early February the soul/jazz collective performed “You Go Down Smooth” on “The Colbert Report,” and a week later its 2012 EP “Fun Machine” surfaced on the...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years.
Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — A single song bookends "Inside Llewyn Davis," the forthcoming film from Joel and Ethan Coen about a week in the life of a struggling singer in the New York folk scene of the early 1960s. It's a gentle guitar ballad starring a dangling...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:05 AM
Although Wednesday night's celebration of music from the Coen brothers' upcoming movie "Inside Llewyn Davis" lacked the onstage star power of a New York Film Festival-pegged benefit event (no Patti Smith, Jack White, Marcus Mumford or Joan Baez), it...
| Dec 16, 2013
Asked to choose if great songwriting or great performance ability is more important for a musician, "Inside Llewyn Davis" star Oscar Isaac hesitates, wavers, then decides.
"I'd say definitely songwriting. Because if you perform a [bleepy] song, then just...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street," the last major Oscar hopeful to be screened for the media, is an appropriate capper, because the tragicomic film is about excess -- and everything about this year's awards season has been excessive: the...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Expanding Sound Check's focus away from Hampton Roads, I see excitement building over the Interlocken Music Festival which will bring Neil Young, Zac Brown and Widespread Panic to an historic farm south of Charlottesville.
The festival will take place...