Beyonce proves she’s in a lane of her own at MTV VMAs


Beyonce proved once again she is the contemporary rock star, and she used the MTV Video Music Awards stage to showcase her skills and outshine her peers, from Rihanna to Britney Spears.

Living Colour’s social commentary game still strong

One day in the mid-’90s, while Living Colour’s Vernon Reid was taking a break outside Unique Recording Studios in New York, the Notorious B.I.G. pulled up in a gray Mercedes.

Lyme Art Association hosts landscape exhibition

The Lyme Art Association's “New England Landscape Invitational Exhibition” opens Friday.

Cate Blanchett and Josh Groban lead Broadway’s fall season

Some big celebrities are coming to Broadway this fall, including Cate Blanchett, Diane Lane, Janet McTeer, Josh Groban and Liev Schreiber.

Review: Singers soar at annual Sergio Franchi memorial concert

A disproportionately large number of famous Italian tenors were born during the 1920s: Franco Corelli, Mario Lanza, Giuseppe di Stefano (all 1921), Carlo Bergonzi (1924), and Sergio Franchi (1926).

Books for children - Aug. 28

Book recommendations for young readers

Rich season of fiction expected this fall

A round-up of books that will be released this fall.

Barbra Streisand enlists A-list pals for Broadway album

Sometimes even Barbra Streisand needs a little help from her friends.

Publisher’s Weekly bestsellers - Aug. 28

Top 10 bestselling hardcover fiction and non-fiction books

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BITS AND TIPS

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Broad-winged hawks will take to the skies soon in dramatic fashion

In just a few weeks, thousands of hawks will be passing above us on their way south.

The truth behind the lies

By our third year of medical school, we’d all been lied to by our patients.

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Mary J. Blige — Sept. 30, Oct. 1 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $75-$150

Eric Church — April 27 and 28 at Mohegan Sun Arena; TBA; TBA

Martin Lawrence — Nov. 18 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $68-$88

Donny and Marie Osmond — Nov. 27 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $50-$125

The Tedeschi Trucks Band — Oct. 30 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $30

Montgomery Gentry — Oct. 21 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 26; $50

John Ford Coley & Terry Sylvester — Nov. 11 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35-$38