| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...
| Jul 7, 2011
"The Mastaba, Project for the United Arab Emirates" and "Over the River, Project for the Arkansas River, State of Colorado."
Christo and Jeanne-Claude's exhibition runs from June 30 to Sept. 4. The Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Ave., Westport, (203)...
| Jul 10, 2011
| 11:36 AM
TV on the Radio, Cee Lo Green, the Black Keys and Patti Smith are among the headliners at this year’s Virgin Mobile FreeFest, which returns to Merriweather Post Pavilion Sept. 10, organizers will announce today.
The announcement follows months of...
| Sep 29, 2011
Patti Smith: Camera Solo
October 21 – February 19
Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, 600 Main Street, Hartford, (860) 278-2670, thewadsworth.org.
Rock-and-roll-band-fronting poet Patti Smith, who turns 65 at the end of the year, has been...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 10:08 AM
Some 35,000 people are expected to convene at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia today to watch performances by the Black Keys, Cee-Lo Green, and an eccentric millionaire. No, not Sir Richard Branson, Virgin's founder - Deadmau5, the Canadian DJ...
| Sep 10, 2011
Editor's note: The following are letters from readers about the Daily Pilot's three-part series, School Flight, which was published Sunday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Congratulations on the wonderful and insightful story on Sunday's front page. Staff...
| Sep 10, 2011
| 3:51 PM
I went to see Stevie Nicks the other week, and she was predictably great, enveloping the audience in her magic, as usual, if without the agitated brio of her heyday.
I was thinking of Stevie as I watched Grace Potter and the Nocturnals perform on the...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 12:44 PM
If you haven't heard, rocker Patti Smith’s photography will soon hang at the Wadsworth Atheneum.
More good news: the rock icon will play a show on Oct. 20, with longtime guitarist Lenny Kaye and Smith's daughter, Jesse, on piano. You can buy...
| Sep 2, 2011
| 8:45 AM
So, you're going to Virgin Mobile FreeFest: 10 hours of music outdoors.
James Murphy and then Patti Smith and then Grace Potter and James Murphy and the Black Keys. Blissful. That is, until you realize there will be a gazillion other people running...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 7:59 AM
New York City, not the sanitized, post-Giuliani one-percenter playground but its grittier, darker 1970s precursor, is on the minds of a lot of people these days, from Vanity Fair writer James Wolcott, whose memoir Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 7:50 AM
It Chooses You, by Miranda July (McSweeney's, 2011)
The filmmaker/artist/poet/fiction writer Miranda July is well-known for her movies, whose moods share a kind of charming sincerity with that of her other work. Last month, July's first attempt at...