| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
The year 2011 won't go down in the record books as one of the region's best for live music. With the economy sputtering, promoters seemed to hedge their bets over the last 12 months. Even so, there were memorable moments on area stages. Plenty of big...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 1:21 PM
Williamsburg's Bruce Hornsby is going to need a case or two of Jolt Cola to get him through 2012. Judging from the schedule he recently described to me, he's hardly going to have time to sleep in coming months.
"It's a lot, but it includes some pretty...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 10:31 AM
Jackson Browne's show at The Ferguson Center for the Arts on Wednesday was powered by memorable songs, sharp playing and plenty of casual, California-style comradery.
His show featured many collaborations with Sara Watkins, his fiddle-playing opening...
| May 23, 2012
Festivals throughout Hampton Roads.
May 26-27: Pungo Strawberry Festival, Pungo community of Virginia Beach
Taste strawberries prepared 50 different ways, enjoy entertainment on three stages and see a parade on Saturday, carnival, livestock show,...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:10 AM
Vibes will continue to honor the legacy of the Grateful Dead this year by featuring the individual bands of four ex-members: Phil Lesh and Friends, Bob Weir & Bruce Hornsby with Branford Marsalis, the Mickey Hart Band and 7 Walkers with Bill Kreutzmann....
| Jun 6, 2012
| 7:35 AM
Alive @ 5, Columbus Park, Main St. & W. Park Place, Stamford. (203) 348-5285, Stamford-downtown.com. June 21: Los Lonely Boys. June 28: G. Love & Special Sauce. July 5: Creedence Clearwater Revisited. July 19: Matisyahu. July 19: Hot Chelle Rae. July 26:...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples will join forces at a concert in Portsmouth scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, promoters announced Monday.
Tickets for the show at the nTelos amphitheate¿r at Harbor Center go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 8. They will be priced...
| Sep 24, 2012
| 8:20 AM
On Friday, I'll be in Williamsburg doing my best Howard Stern immitation. Or maybe, I'll be mimicking Howie Mandel. The bottom line is that I'll be a judge at this year's Williamsburg's Got Talent competition.
I may not be as edgy as Stern or as bald...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:06 PM
After playing with Bob Weir and Bruce Hornsby, saxophonist Branford Marsalis hung out in the media tent surrounded by journalists and a glass of wine. He's leaving now, only after hugging nearly everyone. "What's that group that does a different album...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 10:40 AM
For Gathering of the Vibes 2012, I chose to decline all the media hook-ups and luxuries. No laptop. No power outlets. No VIP tent with couches. No pass for entry into the photo pit in front of the stage. No isolated, backstage, extra-clean Port-O-Pottys....
| Dec 5, 2012
| 5:30 AM
Dark Star Orchestra
Dec. 7, 8 p.m., $25, Oakdale Theatre, 95 South Turnpike Road, Wallingford, (203) 265-1501, oakdale.com.
The 17-year anniversary of Jerry Garcia's death came and went in August. Still, it's a good time to be a Deadhead. You've...