| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:42 PM
For most of us, it's early to be thinking about the holidays, but not if you're a fan of Vince Gill or Amy Grant. The husband-and-wife team will play a "12 Days of Christmas" concert at Norfolk's Ted Constant Center on Thursday Dec. 8.
Tickets to the...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 5:30 PM
The Center for the Performing Arts announced a second performance by country music star Vince Gill. Tickets for the March 22 performance at the Palladium went on sale Thursday.
Gill’s March 23 concert at the Palladium has already sold-out. In...
| Jun 22, 2011
| 6:52 AM
In March of 2011, Terry Adams, keyboardist and founding member of the venerable NRBQ, dropped a bombshell on his fans.
In a 1200-word letter on the band’s website, Adams led with the good news: “I'm extremely happy to announce,” he...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 9:26 AM
It's been a happy Monday when it comes to concert announcements. It's starting to look like a logjam has been broken.
Live Nation and WNOR-FM (98.7) said that the Lunatic Luau hard rock festival will return May 4 with a lineup including Shinedown and...
| Mar 29, 2012
| 6:26 AM
Earl Scruggs, whose distinctive picking style and association with Lester Flatt cemented bluegrass music's place in popular culture, died Wednesday of natural causes at a Nashville hospital, his son Gary Scruggs said. He was 88.
"I realize his popularity...
| Jun 17, 2012
| 9:56 AM
CROMWELL — The first PGA Tour stop in Connecticut was 60 years ago with the Insurance City Open at Wethersfield Country Club.
Now called the Travelers Championship, it has gone through some name and sponsor changes through the years.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:01 PM
Music remains her mainstay, but LeAnn Rimes says the occasional acting role is nice, too.
The country singer has left the other profession largely to husband Eddie Cibrian, recently of NBC's "The Playboy Club," but she's headlining a new TV movie for...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:56 PM
[Updated 5 p.m. Dec. 1]
The Recording Academy experimented with a Grammy Awards nominations concert event broadcast on CBS Wednesday, Nov. 30.
Lady Gaga launched the proceedings with expectedly wild theatrics. Looking like an undead creature from...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:35 PM
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Imagine parking yourself at the bar in one of Nashville's beaucoup music venues, expecting to listen to a house band — and suddenly Kid Rock shows up onstage. Or Alison Krauss. Or Hank Williams Jr.
It's not that rare an...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 7:20 AM
The Sea Level Singer-Songwriter Festival has brought an impressive cast of characters to Norfolk over its four-year history. Ben Taylor, son of the more famous James, has played it. So has Justin Townes Earle, son of the more famous Steve.
| Aug 5, 2011
Every town and city or populated area has its own special identity. Many times it is defined by geography or history — a river, perhaps, or certain architecture from a specific time period. A region's character can become further defined by the arts...
| Jun 8, 2008
A Guitar and a Pen
Stories by Country Music's Greatest Songwriters
Edited by Robert Hicks, John Bohlinger
and Justin Stelter
Center Street: 258 pp., $23.99
O irony of ironies.
Here I spend half my life trying to pass as a member of the...