| May 19, 2012
| 11:10 PM
Bonnie Raitt claimed she was “intimidated” by the Chicago Theatre, but that hardly seemed the case Saturday in the first of two sold-out concerts at the Loop landmark.
Raitt’s wisecracks, several at her own expense, and genial banter...
| Jul 29, 2011
I was surprised by a few things.
They didn’t play Beyonce’s Crazy in Love, or two beautiful ballads from the early ‘70s – Van Morrison’s Crazy Love or Poco’s song of the same name.
I was surprised that the...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 10:45 AM
With Fiona Apple. Fri., June 29, 8 p.m. $35-$50. Ives Concert Park, Western Connecticut State University’s Westside Campus, 43 Lake Ave. Extension, Danbury. (866) 558-4253, ivesconcertpark.com.
When Blake Mills’ debut album...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:15 PM
Close-Out Jewelry Sale
A close-out sale on designer jewelry — with 50 to 70% off retail prices for necklaces, bracelets ear rings and other items — is from 1 to 7 p.m. at 1717 Bayadere Terrace, Corona del Mar.
| Dec 21, 2011
| 2:52 PM
Fans of CW's "Hart of Dixie" know Wilson Bethel as Wade Kinsella, the bad boy with the killer smile and heart of gold. He just loves to get under Zoe Hart's skin.
What Bethel loves is music. You may not know that before landing the "Dixie" gig, he had...
| Jan 9, 2009
One of the conundrums facing anyone who makes music for a living is that live music frequently isn't. Truly alive, that is.
The brutal reality of mounting a major concert tour is that it requires intensive rehearsals and meticulous planning of sound,...
| Mar 6, 2009
Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
| Oct 31, 2006
As one of the most respected figures in the history of the blues, John Lee Hooker should have been an early giant of rock 'n' roll, right? His "Boogie Chillen' " was a smash R&B single in 1949 — just about the time Elvis Presley and the other rock...
| Nov 9, 2008
| 1:20 PM
| Aug 10, 2006
Don MULLER stands in his living room, grinning like a caffeinated teenager, clearly dazzled by the magic he has wrought. The playroom in his Van Nuys ranch home features four classic jukeboxes crowded around a small dance floor, and lightbulbs are...
| Nov 7, 2009
The way we listen to music has changed dramatically in the last 15 years -- earbuds instead of headphones, digital tracks instead of cuts on vinyl. But the basic design of an audio speaker, says Eric Sunda of Orange County Speaker, is the same as it was a...
| Dec 17, 2007
Dan Fogelberg, the singer-songwriter whose hits "Leader of the Band," "Part of the Plan" and "Same Old Lang Syne" helped define the soft-rock era, died Sunday at his home in Maine after battling prostate cancer. He was 56.
His death was posted on his...