Mike Mains’ new album branches out

If you scratch below the surface of catchy pop melodies, Mike Mains & The Branches bares its soul with deeply personal lyrics that resonate with the listener. The band brings its high energy and heartfelt performances to the Fairfield Theatre Company on March 27. Mike Mains spoke with Andrea Valluzzo about the show. Andrea Valluzzo: What can the audience expect? … read more

Origins of the Marshall Tucker Band

One of the Marshall Tucker Band’s first of many big hits, “Can’t You See,” penned by original member Toy Caldwell, helped launch the band from it’s Spartanburg, S.C., home base to the national charts. Over the decades, and with hits like “Heard It in a Love Song” and “Take the Highway,” the band has earned southern rock superstar status. Lead … read more

Crystal Bowersox forges her own path

Crystal Bowersox, who came to prominence as the runner-up in the ninth American Idol season in 2010, will bring her rock-folk music blend to the Fairfield Theatre Company on March 13. Bowersox was born in Ohio, now lives in Nashville with her 10-year-old son, and overcame much adversity to pursue her career, including a challenging childhood, a diagnosis of Type … read more

Earth, Wind & Fire hits the stage in Stamford

Earth, Wind & Fire has been one of the most electrifying groups in the music business for almost five decades, racking up 20 Grammys, charting 50 gold records and selling more than 90 million albums on its way to a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction. Today, three original members still tour with the group — bassist Verdine White, … read more

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Celebrating 25 years of metal with cellos

It was 25 years ago when a bunch of Finnish orchestra players bonded over their love of Metallica and created a neoclassical metal rock band without the use of conventional guitars, opting instead to play everything on cellos. Though Apocalyptica started as just a Metallica tribute band, it transformed into something even greater, bringing heavy metal to places it never … read more

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Greater Bridgeport Symphony celebrates France

“As part of our overall theme for the season, ‘Revolutions and Revelations,’ France was a natural. So much amazing music came out of France, and even Germany, because of the French Revolution. We’re featuring Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto — a German work — because Beethoven originally considered dedicating the piece to Napoleon. In a dramatic change of heart, he recanted on that later in his life, and wouldn’t explain to what ‘emperor’ he referred.”

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