| May 23, 2013
| 3:14 PM
If you've just paid hundreds of dollars for a Rolling Stones ticket, what kind of a set are you paying to see? Hits, all the hits, and nothing but the hits? A deep-cut festival of connoisseurs' favorites with a couple of crowd-pleasers at the end? A...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 7:32 AM
Anthony Braxton and Richard Davis, two musicians with deep roots in Chicago, are winners of 2014 National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters Fellowships, often called the country's most prestious jazz honor. Braxton, 68, was born in...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 6:17 PM
That was no ordinary fool you saw driving down Route 219, steering with his knees, both hands cupped in front of his mouth and shaking his head in that crazy way guys do when they are playing blues harmonica. That was no ordinary fool. That was me....
| Mar 14, 2013
| 11:46 AM
AUSTIN, Texas -- Dave Grohl, looking more professorial than usual (it must have been the dark-rimmed glasses he donned for the occasion), might have a future scripting reality shows if this music thing doesn't work out.
During his keynote speech Thursday...
| Mar 5, 2013
Just a second.
Hang on. Be right there.
OK, I'm ready to get started. Thanks for sticking around.
This is a column about — wait for it — waiting, specifically about how much better waiting has become in recent years. It is also an...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 8:30 AM
When it comes to the Central Florida concert scene in 2012, the spotlight was shared by the kids and the classic stars old enough to be their grandparents.
Often enough, both ends of the generational spectrum acquitted themselves admirably.
| Dec 15, 2012
| 5:35 PM
The high school football season may have finally ended with the 2A and 4A PIAA title games on Saturday in Hershey, but the scholastic awards season is just getting started.
Six Morning Call area players will be among the 51 players from the eastern half...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 4:40 AM
Six artists received six nominations each Wednesday for the 55th Grammy Awards. But none was more notable than rising R&B singer Frank Ocean, who earned nods in three of the top four categories.
Ocean was joined by Kanye West, the Black Keys’...
| Feb 24, 2013
| 2:57 AM
"The first kick I took was when I hit the ground."
-- Bruce Springsteen, "Born in the U.S.A."
So now, Jonah has received a lesson in How Things Are. He is 19 months old.
Sitting on his mother's lap on a recent Delta Airlines flight on approach to...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 5:22 PM
On Monday, Jon Wilner of the San Jose Mercury News tweeted, "Realignment source: UConn to ACC could happen as soon as Tuesday."
On Wednesday, Mark Blaudschun, formerly of the Boston Globe, wrote on his blog, "The Big Ten could make a run at UConn."...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Frank Ocean is that rare artist whom polar opposites — skeptical tastemakers in it for the art and music-industry insiders obsessed with chart position — can agree on. Ocean's major-label debut, "Channel Orange," recently found itself...