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  • Sellersville Theater to have Entertainer of the Year perform Saturday

     
    Sellersville Theater 1894 will have a newly chosen Entertainer of the Year and Musician of the Year playing there on Saturday. Bluegrass icon Ricky Skaggs, who with his band Kentucky Thunder will play shows at 3 p.m. and 8 p.m.......
  • In rotation: 'Mark Twain Words & Music'

     
    A series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers & contributors are listening to right now... In this year that Mark Twain, the quintessential American novelist, humorist and rabble-rouser, has undergone a spike in popularity thanks to the publication...
  • Ricky Skaggs shares love of bluegrass, but little country, at Musikfest Cafe

     
    Ricky Skaggs plays wonderful traditional bluegrass music – blindingly fast mandolin enveloped in other instrumentation that captures the very air of Appalachia and accounts for six of the eight Grammy Awards he’s won since 2000. Skaggs and his...
  • Sellersville Theater's payback to Musikfest Cafe

     
    In its first months, the musical lineup at Musikfest Café at the ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks in Bethlehem has borrowed a lot from Sellersville Theater 1894 – and now it’s payback time. But seeing acts at Sellersville that recently played.....
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Week

     
    1. VINCE GILL Vince Gill has had a long and storied instrumental career, starting with playing in Boone Creek with Ricky Skaggs and as lead singer for the country-rock band Pure Prairie League in the 1970s. But it was in......
  • Bruce Hornsby's new live album charts on the Billboard 200

    Bruce Hornsby's new live album charts on the Billboard 200
    A new, 27-track live album by Bruce Hornsby and The Noisemakers was released through Amazon.com last week. For May 2 only "Bride of The Noisemakers" was available as a $3.99 download -- a juicy discount from the normal price of $7.99. The physical...
  • Free Music Friday! A bluegrass track from Steep Canyon Rangers

    Free Music Friday! A bluegrass track from Steep Canyon Rangers
    Feeling a distinctive lack of bluegrass in the Free Music Friday diet, we turned to the folks at Rebel Records. Based in Charlottesville and now partnered with County Sales in Floyd, the company has been pumping out string band recordings since 1959....
  • Something to sing about on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad

    Something to sing about on the Rio Grande Scenic Railroad
    On a sultry summer's eve, the tables in the courtyard of the Alys restaurant at La Veta Inn are crowded with folks lingering after they've finished their meals, enjoying the music of local singer-songwriter Will Dudley. Hold on to your hat when you cross...
  • Bruce Hornsby to play free show during Norfolk's OpSail-Harborfest weekend

    Bruce Hornsby to play free show during Norfolk's OpSail-Harborfest weekend
    Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is heading out on the festival circuit this summer and -- his local fans will be happy to know -- he's included his home region on his itinerary. The piano-pumping maestro will play a free concert at Norfolk's Harborfest...
  • Album of the Day 12/5/11: Emmylou Harris - Roses In The Snow

    Album of the Day 12/5/11: Emmylou Harris - Roses In The Snow
    Anyone who knows me should know that I love old school country music. I especially love listening to timeless country albums from back in the day that hammer home my belief that the soulless bubble gum pop in cowboy hats being passed off by major labels...
  • Shows you don't want to miss around Hartford this week

    Shows you don't want to miss around Hartford this week
    Thursday: CQ Presents The Menzingers, $10. 7 p.m. Webster Underground, Hartford; East Coast Chamber Orchestra, $35. 7:30 p.m. The Hartt School, West Hartford; Ricky Skaggs & KY Thunder, $55-$75. 7 p.m., 10 p.m. Infinity Music Hall & Bistro, Norfolk....
  • Backtracking through the best music of 2011

    Backtracking through the best music of 2011
    That tick-tick-tick you're hearing is the clock, not a time bomb. So don't panic. There's still time to find great music for the loved ones on your Christmas list. Here's a look back at some of the best recordings of the year and a few tips on who's...