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  • My Week With Marilyn

    My Week With Marilyn
    Diamonds are a girls best friend. And so are the third assistants on a movie set. This is the story of acting legend Sir Laurence Olivier directing his first (and last) movie, The Prince and the Showgirl. It was the mid-50s and Marilyn Monroe was the...
  • Historical home studio

    Historical home studio
    Like most professional musicians these days, singer-songwriter-guitarist Joe Henry has a home studio where he produces records for himself as well as other artists, which — unlike most at-home recordings — include recent Grammy-winning...
  • Freedom rock, man! An Independence Day playlist

    Freedom rock, man! An Independence Day playlist
    On July 4, Americans celebrate their American-ness. What does that mean, exactly? Here's a playlist of songs that consider, probe, critique and salute different sides of the American experience. Compiled with help from my colleague Mike Holtzclaw, the...
  • Our Picks: Five awesome tribute shows happening this week

    Our Picks: Five awesome tribute shows happening this week
    1) Legends in Concert: Elvis Presley, Celine Dion, Michael Jackson, Ray Charles and The Blues Brothers, $15-$40. Thurs. Fox Theater, Mashantucket. 2) Motown Review, Fri. 9:30 p.m. The Iron Frog Tavern, Simsbury. 3) 7 Bridges-The Ultimate Eagles Tribute,...
  • Senate committee votes to require ultrasounds before abortions

     Senate committee votes to require ultrasounds before abortions
    RICHMOND – Women would have to undergo an ultrasound and be offered the results of that procedure before they receive an abortion in Virginia under a bill approved Thursday by the Senate Education and Health Committee. As a part of the state's...
  • Trombonist keeps Legacy alive

    Trombonist keeps Legacy alive
    Step into Jax Bar & Grill on Brand Boulevard any night that Steve Johnson’s Jazz Legacy band is on the stand and you’ll quickly notice the quintet’s full sound. Johnson’s trombone and Carl Randle’s tenor saxophone coalesce...
  • Bonnie Raitt to play Portsmouth's amphitheater in June

    Bonnie Raitt to play Portsmouth's amphitheater in June
    Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples will join forces at a concert in Portsmouth scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, promoters announced Monday. Tickets for the show at the nTelos amphitheate¿r at Harbor Center go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 8. They will be priced...
  • Willie Nelson to play Ferguson Center May 18, tickets on sale March 2

    Willie Nelson to play Ferguson Center May 18, tickets on sale March 2
    Country music legend Willie Nelson will bring his honeyed voice and battered guitar to Newport News in May, promoters announced Friday. Nelson will play the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News on May 18. Tickets -- which range in price from...
  • New Orleans Is Oscar Gold

    New Orleans Is Oscar Gold
    When it comes to movie making...New Orleans is oscar gold.  The Crescent City is rich in it's Oscar history.  Many movies filmed in New Orleans in the past have been nominated and taken home Oscars.  Henry Griffin with the University of New Orleans' Film...
  • Q&A: Emily Blunt of 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'

    Q&A: Emily Blunt of 'Salmon Fishing in the Yemen'
    Emily Blunt wants to jump off a building.   Don’t worry; she’s just talking about taking on an action role, which she hasn’t had a chance to do yet. “Something where I have to wear a wire,” the English actress says with a...
  • Still Cooking at 89: A Conversation with Leah Chase

    Still Cooking at 89: A Conversation with Leah Chase
    ‘Delightful’ doesn't seem quite enough to describe Leah Chase, who's been cooking away at Dooky Chase’s Restaurant for the past 66 years.  Personally, I'd add ‘witty,’ ‘humble,’ definitely ‘hard-working&...
  • Florida songs could be the soundtrack for your next road trip

    Florida songs could be the soundtrack for your next road trip
    If you read this column regularly, you know that it's not unusual for the topic to have something to do with a photograph that looks inviting to me. That's part of the motivation for this week's dispatch: Looking at the image of cypress trees along the...