| Dec 7, 2013
| 2:30 AM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor and composer Tom Waits was born in Pomona, Calif., on this date in 1949. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his score of the 1982 film "One from the Heart." He's also won Grammy awards for his albums "Bone Machine" and...
| Dec 1, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The Florida scrub-jay is a rare bird.
Unlike most other avian species, this bold and beautiful blue, grey and white-plumed bird is friendly to people — even though people are responsible for the disappearing scrub-oak habitat it so desperately...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Steven Van Zandt, guitarist for Bruce Springsteen’s E. Street Band, has long revered The Rascals, the groundbreaking and influential 1960s band from Van Zandt’s native New Jersey. And with good reason: from 1965-68, the group had four Top 15...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE When Justin Timberlake came through Philadelphia with Jay Z on the Legends of Summer Tour in August, he had a new album, “The 20/20 Experience,” that debuted......
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:57 PM
In an arts-heavy town, they're the true backstreet boys.
Last week, Alex Amador and Chris Kane launched the Dax Gallery on Randolph Street, a short thoroughfare tucked behind the Lab and the Camp in Costa Mesa's alternative shopping district. And...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 8:17 AM
The sounds of a certain arena-rocking trio from Canada will blast at multiplexes in Hampton and across the nation on Monday, Nov. 18, when the concert film "Rush: Clockwork Angels Tour" will be screened.
Showtime is 7 p.m. Locally, the musical moving...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Don Cheadle says he began to play the trumpet three years ago as preparation for starring in and directing the Miles Davis biopic "Kill the Trumpet Player."
He found the trumpet to be unforgiving.
"It's a mean instrument," he mused Thursday night at...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:46 AM
Pop pioneer Frankie Valli, the man with the famous falsetto, will sing at Chrysler Hall in Norfolk next year. The concert will take place Friday, Feb. 21, promoters announced Friday. Tickets go on sale 10 a.m. Nov. 15 from Ticketmaster.
Tickets range in...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 6:53 AM
Influential guitarist Link Wray -- who spent his teen years in Portsmouth -- wasn't among the six artists selected for induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2014. The list of honorees, which went public late Monday, includes Kiss, Nirvana, Hall...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 7:33 PM
Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music.
"Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Lou Reed, the singer-songwriter whose darkly poetic recordings as frontman for the Velvet Underground and as a solo artist provided indispensable blueprints for punk, glam, noise rock and nearly every identifiable strain of indie rock, died on October 27....