The Peter Walker/James Hunter Jazz Duo entertains Thursday for "Live Lunch Break"

The Peter Davis James Hunter Duo, from left, Peter Hunter and James Davis. (Contributed)

The Peter Walker/James Hunter Jazz Duo entertains Thursday in the latest presentation of The Day's "Live Lunch Break" concert series at the Telegraph Records Shop in New London.

Friday's "Summer of Song" is a Sinner's Circle extravaganza

Kerri Powers (Contributed)

Friday's "Summer of Song" is a Sinner's Circle extravaganza with three separate groups of musicians interacting at the Hygienic Art Park in New London.

Distinctive jazz-blues act Davina and the Vagabonds entertain Friday at Side Door Jazz.

Divana (Garrett Born)

Distinctive jazz-blues act Davina and the Vagabonds entertain Friday at Side Door Jazz.

Music tip: Tim Darcy impresses with 'Saturday Night'

Tim Darcy, the frontman from the Montreal based band Ought, released his first solo album "Saturday Night" in February — and as of late, he has been reaching a wider audience, including me, with the help of NPR, which recently featured him in the June podcast episode "Your Favorite...

Americana act Yarn plays Niantic Friday, New London Saturday

Yarn (Todd Chalfant)

Americana act Yarn plays Friday at McCook's Point in Niantic on Friday and at Captain Scott's in New London on Saturday.

Taylor Swift teases fans with social media

FILE - In this April 3, 2016 file photo, Taylor Swift arrives at the iHeartRadio Music Awards in Inglewood, Calif. Just days after going dark on social media, the pop star put out another clue Monday, Aug. 21, 2017, leading to a possible song drop on the same day as the big solar eclipse. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

Taylor Swift, Round 2: She returns to social media with video of a reptilian tail

Book Beat -- highlighting recent releases by local authors

Occasional column highlighting books published by regional writers

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Raising their brood

On these long hot summer days, it is easy to lose motivation and forfeit birding.

Rick's List - Solar Eclipse Edition

There are certain things in our culture that are accepted as Truly Big Moments to be anticipated by everyone. 1. July 4th fireworks 2. Black Friday shopping fun 3. The Super Bowl 4. That convo with an elderly relative:...

BIG TICKET

Upcoming concerts and shows

Evanescence — Nov. 3 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $28-$63

98 Degrees — Nov. 24 at Foxwoods’ Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $25, $35

Graham Nash — Sept. 26 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Aug. 18; $100, $111

Susan Werner — Nov. 3 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $26-$30

Regina Spektor — Nov. 19 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $37.50-$57.50