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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Will Evans

 August 22, 2014; Updated: 5:38 pm

You feel sad and - admit it - a little guilty because maybe you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park. Our guest was Will Evans, a Mystic native now living in Westerly, who reached national fame as the lead...

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Premium Content Hygienic Art Park hosts Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

It's hard to argue with the Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds' recipe: take the choicest bits of classic soul, add shredding musicianship and raise-the-tent gospel energy, then put Arleigh Kincheloe out front to seduce with her magical...

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Premium Content Ben Wolfe Quartet plays the Side Door Jazz Club

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

When you discuss the finest traditional - that is to say, upright - jazz bassists who ever plucked four strings on our planet, first-ballot dudes would include Charles Mingus, Ray Brown, Ron Carter, Dave Holland, Paul Chambers, Charlie Haden and...

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Premium Content La Grua Center hosts the Executive Session

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

In pubs throughout Ireland and the UK, nightly jam sessions occur exploring and intermingling centuries' worth of folk music styles. On Saturday, the Executive Session - pianist Glenn Hardy, percussionist Mance Grady and flutist...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break to feature Will Evans

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Westerly resident and Mystic native Will Evans is today's musical guest in The Day's "Live Lunch Break" concert series. The show takes place at noon in New London's Hygienic Art Park.Evans, the longtime vocalist/drummer for the...

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Premium Content The Sergio Franchi Memorial Concert marks its 20th year

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

When Eva Franchi was organizing the first concert in honor of her late husband - the renowned romantic tenor Sergio Franchi, who succumbed to brain cancer in 1990 - she was, naturally, nervous."I thought if we had 400 people or 300, I...

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Premium Content Yanni plays Foxwoods

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

In 2003, I attended a sold-out three-hour concert by Greek composer Yanni and afterwards wrote of the experience in this newspaper: "I felt like one of those maple-glazed hams corporate executives hand out as holiday bonuses."Hey, people...

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Premium Content 'Voice' alums play Wolf Den

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

Team Blake takes over the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den this week. The Swon Brothers take the stage Friday, followed by Danielle Bradbery on Sunday.Oh, and then Cassadee Pope turns up next Thursday, Aug. 28.Somewhere, Blake Shelton must be...

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Premium Content Foxwoods hosts the Isley Brothers

 August 21, 2014; Updated: 2:10 pm

You think the Rolling Stones have been around a long time? Well, yes, they have. Recording for 50 years by my count.But the Isley Brothers, who formed in 1954 and charted their first hit, "Shout," in 1959, are pushing into...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Josi Davis and Hot Damn!

 August 15, 2014; Updated: 5:25 pm

Do you feel sad because you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park? We featured Josi Davis and Hot Damn! - which includes drummer David Brensilver and bassist Dan Solomons. Fortunately, we archive all...

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Not so lonely: Jack Antonoff spins off from fun.

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 5:19 pm

Jack Antonoff is spinning off from his chart-topping band fun., but he's recruited some big-time backup for his solo side project: Yoko Ono and Lena Dunham.

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Premium Content Uproar tour busts loose at Mohegan Sun

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Skillet is a Christian rock band from Tennessee. Boston's Godsmack is led by an actual witch - Sully Erna - whose best song is called "Voodoo" and is about, well, voodoo. Pop Evil enjoy a vaguely Satan-worshippy name but are actually religious...

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Premium Content Austin Mahone in concert at Foxwoods

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Did you know it's possible to post an online video of yourself covering a Justin Bieber song - and then score a major label recording contract? Well, it at least happened to someone named Austin Mahone, an 18-year-old new superstar from San...

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Premium Content David Nail is here, there and everywhere

 August 14, 2014; Updated: 3:41 pm

Fans of country singer-songwriter David Nail, rejoice. You have twice the chance to see him around here this week. He gives a concert tonight at the Mohegan Sun Wolf Den and then performs Friday at the Washington County Fair in Rhode Island,...

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Premium Content Blue skies ahead for Jesse Terry

 August 12, 2014; Updated: 6:09 pm

The idea of "home" has been, until recently, a bit of an abstract concept for singer-songwriter Jesse Terry. Given the ever-evolving state of the music business and the decline of album sales/royalty-generated income, Terry spent the...

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Children’s singer Ella Jenkins going strong at 90

 August 10, 2014; Updated: 4:41 pm

Ella Jenkins has been recording children's songs for at least 58 years, and she's been entertaining and educating kids even longer. Not that the she pays too much attention to dates anyway, even as she celebrates her 90th birthday.

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Musician dad of girl killed in Newtown plans album

 August 9, 2014; Updated: 8:04 pm

While the world knows how Ana Grace Marquez-Greene died, internationally-acclaimed jazz muscian Jimmy Greene wants the public to know how his daughter lived.

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Premium Content Knickerbocker stars turn out for local blues CD release show

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 12:42 pm

The Knickerbocker All-Stars - almost 20 different musicians, all with one connection or another to the Westerly club's glory days - star on the new CD, "Open Mic At The Knick," which will be feted Saturday with a performance at - where else? - the...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Daphne Lee Martin

 August 8, 2014; Updated: 5:10 pm

Do you feel sad because you didn't see "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park? We featured Daphne Lee Martin and her excellent band boasting bassist Brad Bensko, keyboardist Isaac Young and trumpeter Danny...

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Premium Content Knickerbocker All-Stars hold CD release party

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:11 pm

It's pretty well established that, through out the '70s and early '80s, the Knickerbocker Cafe in Westerly was essentially a blues nuclear reactor. Each Sunday, with house band Roomful of Blues, the joint was packed with fans and...

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Premium Content Johnny Nicholas and Cindy Cashdollar bring their Americana music to Mystic

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Digging up roots: Central Texas musicians Cindy Cashdollar (dobro/slide guitar) and Johnny Nicholas (multi-intrumentalist) have played with virtually every blues/Americana/Western Swing outfit worth listening to - and have also released...

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Premium Content Jesse Dee in concert at Hygienic

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

If Boston soul singer Jesse Dee ever tires of his musical career, he can probably command a tremendous salary as a top-notch chemist. After all, his ability to calculate and infuse precise elements of classic R&B into a smokin' test tube of...

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Premium Content The Kate welcomes Jesse Terry

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Do towns have recruiters whose jobs are to lure desired citizens to take up a local residence? You know, like how college football coaches slyly provide an anonymous Porsche - in school colors, of course - to a highly-sought-after wide...

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Premium Content The Rosenthals in concert at Saint Ann's

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Phil Rosenthal was the lead vocalist of the renowned bluegrass band The Seldom Scene - and he has written songs that have been recorded by luminaries ranging from Johnny Cash to Bill Monroe to Nick Cave.Not bad. And, now, the...

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Premium Content Alan Jackson brings his hits to Mohegan Sun

 August 7, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Most musicians would love, during or at the end of a career, to have had enough success to warrant a greatest hits album. And then there are folks such as country traditionalist Alan Jackson. With 35 (and counting) number one...

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