Carlile’s music captures her life changes


She still has friends who work at Columbia, so singer Brandi Carlile isn’t gloating about her first disc after being dumped by the label becoming her fastest-seller.

CALENDAR

BITS AND TIPS

COLUMNS

Happy Birthday John Kashanski

Happy Birthday John Kashanski

Hail to the hellebore

Connecticut gardeners have been missing out on one of the most iconic of spring plants, thanks to the perpetual snow. But not to worry, because the showy sepals of the hellebore are probably already out and happy, and they will be around...

BIG TICKET

A look at upcoming shows and concerts

R. Kelly - July 19 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. march 27; $65-$95

John Fogerty – June 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. April 3; $44.50

Culture Club – July 31 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 27; $60, $80

NRBQ - May 2 at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $38

The Celtic Tenors - May 13 at Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center; tickets on sale now; $67

Richard Thompson - April 26 at Toad's Place, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $40

Toby Keith - July 10 at XFINITY Theatre, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 27; $25.75-$60.50

Juicy J – June 12 at The Dome at Oakdale, Wallingford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. March 27; $25

 

DEAR ABBY

Good manners are extinct among daughters’ friends

DEAR ABBY: My husband and I have two daughters whom we have taught to use good manners.

The time has come to end sisters’ four-year silence

DEAR ABBY: I have been estranged from my sister for four years. She lives across the country, so it hasn’t been difficult to hold a grudge.

Short-cut cooking is source of guilt for busy new wife

Dear Abby: I am a full-time working woman, part-time student and new wife to an incredible husband.

Daughter-in-law who flashes needs message to cover up

DEAR ABBY: My fiance, “Jerry,” has a daughter-in-law who flashes both of us intimate parts of her body.

Mom with breast cancer does not need shielding from life

DEAR ABBY: My wife has stage 4 breast cancer. She is only 51, and our most optimistic prognosis is three to four more years.

Man stays on the sidelines when family talks sports

DEAR ABBY: My family is big on sports and discusses them at every gathering, big or small.

Manipulative twin won’t get help for chronic alcoholism

DEAR ABBY: My twin brother is an alcoholic and homeless.

HOROSCOPES

Your stars - March 29

ARIES: Take part in events that allow you to show off your attributes, and you will find opportunities to advance.