With 'El Amore de Los Muertos,' New London's Hempsteadys aim for the future

The fact that The Hempsteadys' long-awaited first album is a rock opera involving classic film monsters like Dracula, Frankenstein and the Wolf Man is probably ideal.

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Janet Jackson, Chicago, The Cars nominated for rock hall

Janet Jackson, Steve Miller, Chicago and The Cars are among the first-time nominees being considered for induction next year in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Live Lunch Break Flashback - Dr. Martino

A recap of Thursday’s performance by Willimantic’s Dr. Martino on The Day’s “Live Lunch Break” concert series.

Banjo sorcerers Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn perform at Conn College

Banjo virtuosos Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, touring behind their first album together, perform Saturday at Conn College in New London.

Willimantic rock trio Dr. Martino plays 'Live Lunch Break'

The Willimantic rock trio Dr. Martino plays 'Live Lunch Break' at noon Thursday in the Telegraph Record Shop.

The Hempsteadys celebrate new CD with pre-release party

New London reggae-punk act The Hempsteadys celebrate their first full-length album, "El Amor de los Muertos," with a pre-release party Friday in the Oasis Pub.

Rascal Flatts brings "Rewind" tour to Mohegan Sun

Rascal Flatts is the Energizer Bunny of the country music world. With the release of their now-platinum album "Rewind," the group debuted at #1 the Billboard country charts — marking their eighth studio album in a row to do that. That's not a bad track record for a band that released its...

Banding together: Coast Guard Band plays Sunday

As plans are being discussed about possibly moving our beloved U.S. Coast Guard Band to Washington, D.C., the group is continuing to play its wonderful (and free) concerts here.

Country star Jake Owen explores 'Real Life' at Foxwoods

Rising country star Jake Owen, 12 years into his career, performs Friday at Foxwood's Grand Theater




The Colman Street mystery: Case closed

In August I wrote about Judah Colman who got in trouble in the 1750s for stealing a box of Spanish gold that he was supposed to be guarding.

Cancer: a winding path of uncertainty

When you’re going through cancer, or any personal challenge, it’s priceless to have others cheering you on. But the most helpful and comforting conversations tend to be with others who have traveled the path before you.