Leonard Cohen tribute

FILE - In this April 17, 2009, file photo, Leonard Cohen performs during the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, Calif. Cohen's family announced on Monday, Sept. 18, 2017 that a tribute concert for the late singer-songwriter will be held in Montreal on Nov. 6, a day before the anniversary of his death at the age of 82. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello, File)

Elvis Costello and Lana Del Rey will headline a tribute concert for singer-songwriter Leonard Cohen in November to mark a year since his death

One Direction's ex-members have been charting distinctive musical courses

Niall Horan, from left, Harry Styles, Louis Tomlinson and Liam Payne of One Direction arrive at 102.7 KIIS FM's Jingle Ball iHeartRadio at Staples Center on Friday, Dec. 4, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Niall Horan recognized the lyric was something of a risk.

Exhibition exploring Northeast Brazil shakes it up at the Lyman Allyn Museum — combines art with humanities

J. Borges’ “Nossa Senhora de Aparecida (Our Lady of Aparecida, Patroness of Brazil),” colored woodblock print, courtesy ot Con/Vida – Popular Arts of the Americas. (Paul Primeau)

It wasn’t the typical way to receive an art exhibition. But at the end of August, the Lyman Allyn Art Museum took in their current show, “Bandits & Heroes, Poets & Saints: Popular Art of the Northeast of Brazil,” in the form of 21 wooden shipping crates delivered to its...

Rule-breaking Thomas Rhett adjusts to fame, fatherhood

Thomas Rhett, pictured at the iHeartRadio Music Awards on March 5. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

At 27, country singer Thomas Rhett is enjoying an abundance of blessings and just trying to make sense of it all

Granite Theatre serves up "Arsenic and Old Lace"

“Arsenic and Old Lace” stars, from left, John Cillino, Tom Steenburg, Christine Reynolds and Beth Jepson. (Photo submitted)

The Granite Theatre of Westerly is staging the mystery/comedy “Arsenic and Old Lace” by Joseph Kesselring now through Oct. 8.  Performances are at 9 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays (except Oct. 8, which is at 5 p.m.) David Jepson...

‘The History of Bees’ is about chemistry, both agricultural and familial

“The History of Bees” is not really the history of bees. This becomes clear on the first page, a chapter titled “Tao” and set in a district in Sichuan, China, in the year 2098.

Parenthood and tech meet in 'To Siri With Love'

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Book Review: Parenthood and tech meet in 'To Siri With Love,' Judith Newman's memoir of raising a son on the autism spectrum disorder

Review: Neil Young's lost 1976 acoustic record finally out

Neil Young (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)

Music Review: Neil Young's lost 1976 acoustic record, 'Hitchhiker,' uncovers previously unreleased tracks, versions of songs later to become standards

Trevor Noah uses laughter to educate at Foxwoods

Comedian and "Daily Show" host Trevor Noah used his experiences as a biracial South African in America to great and funny results Saturday night at Foxwoods




Rick's List: Novel Idea Edition

Hapless scribe learns from The Master

Moose are missing in Maine

The first moose I ever saw, feeding in a pond decades ago in Maine’s Baxter State Park, made me whoop with joy and burst into laughter.“It looks exactly like Bullwinkle!” I exclaimed.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Vets Rock with Joe Walsh — Nov. 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 15; $49-$89

Ari Shaffir — Jan. 26 at Foxwoods’ Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $29

Samantha Fish — Dec. 15 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $34-$38

Enter the Haggis — Dec. 1 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $29-$33

Dead & Company — Nov. 22 at XL Center, Hartford; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Sept. 16; $50-$150