| Jun 6, 2012
| 1:02 PM
Chain saw carving
The National Road Chainsaw Carving Festival in Addison is June 14-16. Fifty chain saw carvers works for purchase or auction. 814-395-3469. carvingfest.confluencelions.org.
The Fly-in Drive-in Breakfast at the...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 11:00 AM
As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk.
Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
| Jan 16, 2012
If there's such a sound as "authentic" Chicago blues, there's one player, one man, one artist who still delivers that musical genre like no one else. Buddy Guy is now the nation's most influential blues guitarist. He's won six Grammys, he's in the Rock...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:04 PM
3 stars (out of 4)
Veteran blues guitarist Joe Louis Walker has been recording steadily since the mid’-80s, but “Hellfire” is his first album for Chicago-based Alligator Records. It is also his most rock-oriented release, with...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:03 AM
The 2012 Kennedy Center Honors recipients were announced yesterday and they include Led Zeppelin, Chicago blues legend Buddy Guy, late-night talk show staple David Letterman, Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman and ballerina Natalia Makarova. Led...
| Sep 25, 2012
| 9:31 AM
In our time, few musicians have addressed the classic American pop song with the scholarly attention of Michael Feinstein – and few scholars have performed this repertory with Feinstein's panache.
So Feinstein's performance this weekend at the...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:26 AM
About a decade ago, Cody ChesnuTT surprised and thrilled music lovers with "The Headphone Masterpiece," an ambitious, low-fi album that reminded listeners of the psychedelic soul classics of the 1970s.
Some considered it an over-hyped oddity. Others were...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:52 AM
If you ask Springfield, Mass. native Taj Mahal about what inspired him to become a restless musical explorer, he won’t mince words.
“First of all, no one seems to think about it,” Mahal said by phone from his home in California. “...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 9:36 AM
Norfolk blues singer Jackie Scott is using her clout in national blues circles to bring attention to some of Hampton Roads' top musicians. Yesterday (Feb. 27) and today (Feb. 28), Scott has been in the studio producing a recording that links top local...
| Aug 5, 2012
NEWPORT NEWS — The blues bug has chomped down on Robert Martin Walters and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, a pair of talented local teenagers.
Watch them jam together on a rollicking blues classic like "Messin' With the Kid," and you might assume...
| Aug 8, 2012
| 1:31 PM
“Dhoom 3: Back in Action” -- the latest sequel in the popular Bollywood buddy cop series -- will shoot on and around lower Michigan Avenue Thursday and Friday.
There will be street closures from 9:30 am to 4 pm both days on lower Michigan...