Rhody vocalist Billy Gilman advances on "The Voice"

Hope Valley, R.I., native Billy Gilman, competing on the NBC talent show "The Voice," advanced through the "Knockout Round" Tuesday with a version of Rachel Platten's "Fight Song."

Rockers Kings of Leon find a challenge on new record

For the family band Kings of Leon, one of the biggest factors in making decisions about their career is what will make their wives and children happy.

Paul Beatty wins the Man Booker Prize

Paul Beatty won the Man Booker Prize on Tuesday in London, becoming the first American ever to take home the prestigious award.

The Gelbs' 'By Women Possessed' is a fascinating look at O'Neill

The Gelbs are renowned for their Eugene O'Neill biographies, and the new one, to be released Tuesday, pulls from previously sealed archival material.

Mohegan Sun hosts Air Supply

You know how some concert ticket prices are getting out-of-control expensive? Not if you're an Air Supply fan.

Tom Arnold does stand-up at Comix

Most people probably think of Tom Arnold as a comic — and he'll be doing stand-up this weekend at Comix at Mohegan Sun — but he's also done quite a bit of acting alongside some rather notable names.

Review of the Drive-By Trucker's "American Band"

Champions of literate rock music exploring their Southern Duality, the Drive-By Truckers have released a very important and scathingly political record.

Plenty of live music options for Halloween weekend

A round up of Halloween weekend music for the area.

Allman Neville Pitchell Band hits Old Saybrook for Saturday show

The Allman Neville Pitchell Band plays The Kate on Saturday. They'll be joined onstage by the guest vocalists Sheila Ray Charles (daughter of Ray) and Claudette King (daughter of B.B.).

Cantus perform tribute to our Armed Forces in Westerly

Esteemed Minneapolis vocal group Cantus appear at Chorus of Westerly on Sunday




The secrets of the vulture

They live off of the dead, hiss at the living, feed vomit to their young and lurk in dark caves.

Rick’s List: Debate Coach Edition

Pundit acknowledges tutoring candidate for appearances on national stage.


Upcoming concerts and shows

Mike Epps & Friends — Dec. 31 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $45, $65

Meghan Trainor, OneRepublic, more — Dec. 8 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $48-$78

The Lumineers — March 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $44, $64

Adam Sandler, David Spade, Rob Schneider, Nick Swardson — Dec. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 21; $79, $99

Bowzer's Rock 'n' Doo-Wop Party — Jan. 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. Oct. 24; $35, $35

The Weepies — Dec. 7 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $43-$46

Fred Armisen — Nov. 3 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $35