"The Winter Tour" brings four metal acts Wednesday to 33 Golden Street.

Three times since Halloween, I've had to scrape frost off my car windshield. I don't care about the exact meteorological or chronological delineations of when one season starts or ends or which Solstice gives way to what Equinox. If I'm scraping frost off my windshield, winter has...

Will Evans brings his band Saturday to the Knick

Will Evans + Rising Tide play Saturday at the Knick in Westerly -- and look forward to favorite tunes as well as a set of Tom Petty material.

Strange Brew opens new location in Norwich

The Strange Brew Pub, one of the finest live music venues in Connecticut, is reopening in a new location in downtown Norwich. On Friday, Dirt Road Radio headlines a three-band bill.

Sue Menhart Band plays acoustic show Friday

Preparing for the release of a new album, the Sue Menhart Band plays an acoustic show Friday at the Turnpike Cafe in Uncasville.

Film Tip: Lady Bird

Greta Gerwig’s (“Frances Ha” and “Mistress America”) directorial debut film, “Lady Bird,” is as much a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story as it is a mother-daughter story. We watch Saoirse Ronan (“Brooklyn” and...

Q&A: Garth Brooks on new anthology and lip synching at CMAs

Garth Brooks poses in the press room with the award for entertainer of the year at the 51st annual CMA Awards in Nashville, Tenn., on Nov. 8. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Garth Brooks says he's happy to share the first of five anthologies he created with his fans while he's still alive and kicking

‘What If Nothing’ review: Walk the Moon offers catchy pop-tinged rock

Walk the Moon is practically an endangered species in the music industry these days. It’s a rock band that gets played on pop radio.

A holiday rock opera with Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Trans-Siberian Orchestra opens their 2017 winter tour in Erie, Pa., with their

There’s a storyline here — a runaway takes cover in a deserted theater — but the real raison d’etre of a TSO performance is its sheer grandiosity.

Mike Birbiglia brings his comedy to Foxwoods

Mike Birbiglia, the writer, director and star of

“Don’t Think Twice” was one of my favorite movies of 2016, an underappreciated and gently affecting comedy-drama. It’s about the members of an improv troupe who are a real team until a talent scout’s arrival sets off professional jealousies and egos. The main...

Chestnut Street Playhouse performs "A Christmas Carol"

Derek Corriveau, pictured with Maureen Pollard in the 2015 production of

Originally debuting at the theater in 2015, the show has been brought back by popular demand, says director and choreographer Lisa Foss.




Rick's List - Rick's Police Logs Edition

One of the most popular features in our newspaper is the daily enumeration of crimes/alleged criminals populating our police logs column. As reporters who compile these items, we follow a carefully calibrated list of offenses that are...