Cosby jokes in 1st show since 2015 he 'used to be' comedian

Bill Cosby performs comedy at the LaRose Jazz Club in Philadelphia on Monday. It was his first public performance since his last tour ended amid protests in May 2015. (AP Photo/Michael R. Sisak)

Bill Cosby performs in public for 1st time since sex abuse scandal embroiled him in 2015, telling stories, playing with jazz band, joking he 'used to be a comedian'; retrial looms

O'Neill accepting scripts for Young Playwrights Fest

The Eugene O’Neill Theater Center is now accepting scripts for its 13th annual Young Playwrights Festival to be held May 11-13. Applications are due by Feb. 13. A world-renowned developer of new work and new artists for the American theater, the O’Neill is the winner of two...

Melding classical and hip hop: Black Violin brings their unique sound to the Kate

Black Violin is a duo of rap-loving, classically trained players — Wil Baptiste (viola) and Kevin Marcus (violin) — and the music they make is a distinctive and contagious alloy of beats, virtuosity and styles.

Review: Anderson East shows his enormous talent on 'Encore'

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Music Review: Anderson East's album 'Encore' nicely blends elements of rock, blues, country and soul, sounding both classic and yet fresh

Coast Guard Band perform Gershwin, Bernstein and more

The U.S. Coast Guard Band will present “Riffs for Lenny, Aaron, and George” at 2 p.m. Jan. 28 in Leamy Concert Hall. Lieutenant Commander Adam Williamson will lead the concert of music by Leonard Bernstein, Aaron Copland, George Gershwin, and others. The...

Morgan Heritage adds Southern touch to Grammy winning reggae

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2016 file photo, Morgan Heritage singer, Roy Morgan performs at Reggae on the Rocks in Denver, Colo.  The band's latest album, “Avrakedabra,” is nominated for a Grammy for best reggae album. (Photo by Rick Scuteri/Invision/AP, File)

Popular reggae band Morgan Heritage adds Southern touch to their latest album, "Avrakedabra," which was recorded in Nashville, Tennessee and is nominated at the 60th Grammy Awards for best reggae album

'The Music Shop' is an irresistible novel

The Music Shop

Cue up Kool & the Gang's "Celebration" because Rachel Joyce has written a new novel, which means there's a party goin' on right here.

Office satire that works this well is pretty rare

This Could Hurt

Office life feels like it was prefabricated for satire, and yet we get so few wickedly funny novels about it. Perhaps the deskbound realm is just too absurd for satire.

James Anderson delivers unconventional mystery in new novel

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Book Review: When violence erupts in James Anderson's "Lullaby Road," it's expected, yet still surprising

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Data overload

I am weary of all this nutty data we seem obligated to collect. In med school, when you didn’t know what to do about a patient, you just dug deeper and collected more data. Which is why medical students write the longest notes in the...

Rick's List - Dawn of the Geezer edition

It's starting to happen. I've caught myself, more and more, vocalizing observations that, heretofore, would have been stuff I only thought to myself. Granted, these are softly spoken, and I doubt anyone can hear what I'm saying, but...