| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...
| Jul 4, 2012
| 4:24 AM
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...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 6:31 AM
Yard Sale on Sat. July 7 from 7AM-12PM. (turn onto Mill Ln off of Main St. Go straight through 4 way stop sign. Ashley Dr. is the first street on right. *NO EARLY BIRDS!!!!!!!!!!*
Some of the items for sale are:
Tons of girls baby clothes sizes 3/6 mo...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 1:35 PM
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,...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:35 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
In the days leading up to the release of his major-label debut album, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam), R&B singer Frank Ocean announced that five years ago, when he was 19, he fell deeply in love with a man.
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Think of The Blues Brothers as the original soul revival act -- beating Amy Winehouse to the punch by a couple of decades. While the fictional band's concept and impact has been watered down by time and some awful sequels, the original film's still great....
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:00 AM
On a hot August Saturday — the 25th, to be exact — Eugene Urcan's idea of a good time will be to run up and down mountain trails for eight hours.
The La Cañada Flintridge resident isn't running because he's a glutton for punishment, though....
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The London Olympics, not to mention the frequent mention of the long-ago Lake Placid Winter Olympics in connection with Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, has had me reminiscing about a close-to-home Olympian spectacle: the Special Olympics...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Anders Osborne was born in Uddevalla, Sweden in 1966, the son of a popular touring jazz drummer who would collect jazz, R&B and early rock reel-to-reel recordings from his travels for his son to absorb. As a teen, Anders connected with Ray Charles, Van...
| Apr 20, 2012
Nicole Boudreau stares intently into the camera, lip-synching along with a booming recording of herself as the name of her band glitters in bright lights behind her. This music video for the Royalty’s addictive song “Bartender” isn&...
| Mar 5, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Area residents are invited to indulge in a sweet evening of chocolate when Mainstreet Waynesboro Inc. holds its seventh annual Chocolate Extravaganza on Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Waynesboro Country Club.
Organizers have planned an elegant evening...
| Feb 17, 2013
| 7:55 AM
Anyone who doubted the vitality of big-band jazz in the 21st century should have cruised the Chicago area on Saturday, when two of the city's finest ensembles offered distinctive ways of re-evaluating tradition.
Though each concert had its minor flaws,...