Lucy Kaplansky debuts stripped-down sound

Touring in support of her latest album, “Everyday Street,” her first in six years, singer-songwriter Lucy Kaplansky will return to the Fairfield Theatre Company on May 24, singing a mix of new and old original songs as well as fan favorite covers. Kaplansky spoke with Andrea Valluzzo about the album’s stripped-down sound and the stories behind some of her songs. … read more

Movie Menu: Legally Blonde, High Time, Mrs. Doubtfire and more

Movies for families this weekend on broadcast and cable stations: Friday, May 17 Enchanted (2007): Amy Adams becomes a musical comedy star in this delightful spoof of all the fantasy romances that delight the children in all of us. 6 p.m., Lifetime The Princess Diaries (2001): Julie Andrews reminds us why she will always be our favorite nanny/governess/grandmother in this … read more

Reel Dad: ‘Long Shot’ is a comedy with confidence and charm

(The Reel Dad welcomes back Garrett Schumann, otherwise known as one of the reel sons, who contributed to this column for several years. Garrett holds a doctorate of music composition from the University of Michigan.) I saw “Long Shot” over the weekend with my wife’s family, in celebration of her birthday. The first movie I ever saw with all of … read more

Sail away with Styx

In the early ’70s, Styx became the first band to release four consecutive albums that went multi-platinum — and that’s before any of their real hits would come. The combination of the vocal stylings of original singer and power ballad icon Dennis DeYoung with the songwriting prowess of guitarist Tommy Shaw brought Styx to even greater heights in the years … read more

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