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Country singer Merle Haggard still on the road

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 3:28 pm

Even Merle Haggard gets nervous about stepping onto a stage when the audience is filled with songwriters, record label executives and fellow artists.

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Kala Farnham

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 6:03 pm

Admit it: you're feeling a little peevish because you missed "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park when Danielson singer-songwriter Kala Farnham entertained. A wonderful pianist and melodicist, Farnham played...

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Premium Content Martin releases new ‘Indestructible’ CD

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 5:51 pm

Flav Martin will celebrate the release of his new CD, "Indestructible," with a party at 9 tonight at Perks and Corks, 62 High St., Westerly.Dreamland Recording Studio owner Jerry Marotta - who has worked with Peter Gabriel, Hall & Oates,...

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Premium Content Upcoming local shows

 September 12, 2014; Updated: 4:23 pm

Coming soon to a theater near you:

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Premium Content Benefit concert for drummer Bob Burt

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 3:30 pm

This is a clarion call for HELP. Local drummer Bob Burt - well known as a member of Johnny & the East Coast Rockers and Raise the Rent, and much-loved and respected by his many percussion students - is going through a slow and tough...

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Premium Content Iconic, gorgeous, piano/synth/strings albums in 'Buddbox' set are spectacular

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 1:07 pm

New, seven-disc retrospective by one of the finest minimalist/ambient composers ever, Harold Budd, is worth having.

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break welcomes Kala Farnham

 September 11, 2014; Updated: 12:13 pm

Labor Day's in the rear view mirror but, buoyed by the success of The Day's summer Live Lunch Break concert series taking place at noon each Thursday in New London's gorgeous Hygienic Art Park, we're trusting the nice weather to hold - and will...

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Premium Content Join the New London Community Orchestra

 September 9, 2014; Updated: 6:15 pm

The New London Community Orchestra is seeking volunteer strings, wind, brass and percussion players for its holiday concerts. Rehearsals are held at St. James Episcopal Church in New London on Wednesdays, starting Sept. 24. Concerts will take...

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Study: Playing music helps sharpen kids’ brains

 September 7, 2014; Updated: 2:44 pm

The founder of a Los Angeles-based nonprofit that provides free music lessons to low-income students from gang-ridden neighborhoods began to notice several years ago a hopeful sign: Kids were graduating high school and heading off to...

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I AM Festival goes live on theday.com Saturday

 September 6, 2014; Updated: 2:02 pm

Five stages, thirty acts – and The Day has it covered with live streaming of main stage performances, artist interviews and we'll be collecting the best from social media using #iamfest2014.

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Premium Content Vertigo kicks off reunion tour in New London

 September 6, 2014; Updated: 6:00 pm

In an area dominated by an incredible per capita ratio of quality original music, it's often ignored - or harrumphed! - that there is much value in a good cover band. Consider Vertigo, a group that broke up four years ago after providing...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break Flashback - Village Jammers

 September 5, 2014; Updated: 6:15 pm

Admit it: you're feeling a little churlish because you missed "Live Lunch Break" on Thursday in New London's Hygienic Art Park when Stonington's Village Jammers performed. Featuring Geoff Corkhill, Dan Revenelle, Curtiss Thompson and Sam...

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Premium Content Live Lunch Break: The Village Jammers

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 10:13 am

The Day brings you The Village Jammers live in concert at the Hygienic Art Park.

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Premium Content Slash in concert at Foxwoods

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 9:16 am

When Slash turned 49 years old back in July, there were rumors that one of his birthday gifts would be a medical procedure to remove his top hat.

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Premium Content The Village Jammers play Live Lunch Break

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 12:26 pm

Music is a capricious mistress.When Curtiss Thompson of the very fine acoustic group The Village Jammers accidentally sent a band link to a variety of concert series sites, he got a call that sent VJ scurrying to the Midwest on a...

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Premium Content Jeff Bridges and the Abiders play Mohegan Sun Wolf Den

 September 4, 2014; Updated: 12:26 pm

It's interesting how fans sometimes can't disassociate actors from a seminal role.Consider Jeff Bridges. In addition to a Best Actor Academy Award ("Crazy Heart") and five other Oscar nominations, Bridges may be best known for his...

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Hip-hop moves as strong force for Michael Brown

 September 1, 2014; Updated: 6:54 pm

Rappers are making their voices heard in song and on the ground in Ferguson, Missouri, in the wake of Michael Brown's shooting death, channeling hip-hop's earlier roots when the genre worked as a voice for the oppressed and spoke out...

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Premium Content Sing with the Mystic River Chorale

 August 31, 2014; Updated: 4:59 pm

General auditions for the 2014-15 season will be held on the evenings of Sept. 8, 15 and 22 by appointment at Union Baptist Church in Mystic. Auditions are a straightforward and non-threatening evaluation of musicality, voice quality, range and...

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Premium Content Rosie Flores plays the Knick

 August 30, 2014; Updated: 5:41 pm

If it's Tuesday night in iconic Austin, Texas, iconic singer/guitarist Rosie Flores holds down a residency in the town's iconic Continental Club. (You probably figured, correctly, that the three-pack of "iconic" is meant to convey how...

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Premium Content NOLA's Anders Osbourne headlines Rhythm & Roots Festival

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:10 pm

He's Swedish by birth but, in terms of spirit, artistic temperament and zip code, blues-rock guitarist/songwriter/singer Anders Osborne is like a lot of wandering musicians who end up settling in New Orleans.

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Premium Content ZZ Top cancels, but show goes on at Foxwoods

 August 29, 2014; Updated: 5:11 pm

ZZ Top has cancelled their Sunday concert in the Grand Theater at Foxwoods, but co-headliner Jeff Beck will still perform.

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Premium Content UPDATED: Jeff Beck joins with ZZ Top at Foxwoods

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 11:03 am

Editor's Note: Due to a hip injury suffered by bassist Dusty Hill, ZZ Top has canceled their remaining 2014 tour dates including Sunday’s co-headlining bill with Jeff Beck at the Grand Theater in Foxwoods Resort...

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Premium Content Ricky Skaggs fires it up at Mohegan Sun's Wolf Den

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

Ricky Skaggs recently turned 60 - and it only seems as though he's been making vital roots, country and bluegrass music for about 58 of those years.In fact, Skaggs was only 7 when he performed with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs on...

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Premium Content Prince Royce rolls into Mohegan Sun

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 12:00 pm

You can rest assured I'LL never forget it. The year was 2011 and People en Espanol published their annual 50 Most Beautiful People issue. I'd had it on good insider information that I was a shoo-in to make the list.At the last...

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Premium Content The Kate welcomes Story, Downing and Ackerman

 August 28, 2014; Updated: 10:55 am

When guitarist Will Ackerman started the Windham Hill record label and signed fellow ax wizard Michael Hedges and pianists George Winston and Liz Story, he basically invented the sonic movement that came to be called New Age.Of course, the...

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