Tuesday, May 3, 2016


The Sound - Exclusive
As real as it gets

Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood talk of life on the road, regret and new music   Garth Brooks is a liar. Hold on. Hear me out. When Brooks sings his oft-quoted lyric, “I’m not big on social graces,” from “Friends in Low Places,” one of the shortlist mandatory standards on karaoke machines and bars across […]

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The Sound - Exclusive
Garth Brooks at Wells Fargo Arena

I have never been a Garth Brooks fan. It has nothing to do with him, though. Everything I’ve ever heard about him leads me to believe that he’s a generous, outgoing and sincere individual. I simply have never been big into country music, and I was especially repelled by it during the mid- to late-1990s, […]

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The Sound - Exclusive
Indigo Girls to Perform at Hoyt Sherman Place On July 26, 2016 at 7:30 p.m.

Indigo Girls will appear at Hoyt Sherman Place on July 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are priced at $39.50 and $49.50 and go on sale Friday, May 6 at 12:00 PM. They can be purchased in person at the Hoyt Sherman Place Box Office, charge by phone at 800-745-3000 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.   […]

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Traveling in Iowa

Our annual guide to some of Iowa’s famous, quirky and lesser-known attractions   It’s almost summer. Playing hooky is underrated. Life is short. Gas is $2 a gallon. Pick whatever reason you want, but if you take a vacation day and head west on Interstate 80, Highway 6 or anywhere in Iowa, you’ll find items […]

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Joe's Neighborhood
The Ambassador

This part of The Hague was new to me. The reddish-brown bricks in the road still held the last drops of rain as I peddled toward the cafe where we had agreed to meet. Yellow daffodils, vibrant green grass and canals bordered the way. Arriving early, I waited at the outdoor table for the Ambassador, […]

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The Sound
Still useful

  Even if you’re not a fan of jam bands, it’s difficult to not be drawn in by the mentality. The idea of a group of people getting together, having a good time and just generally being groovy and happy to bask in the presence of one another is something we can all get behind […]

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Political Mercury
No crying over spilled popcorn and Dr Pepper

  Yes, Bruce Willis’ character really being dead all along got me in “The Sixth Sense” — and the movie particularly creeped me as I watched it in 1999 during a hurricane north of Boston. There have been other shockers in my cinema-going days, particularly in the late 1980s and early 1990s before the Internet consumed […]

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Book Review
‘The Past’

  By Tessa Hadley Harper/Harper Collins January 2016 Hardback $26.99 368 pages Join the Cranes as they reunite at their grandparents’ run-down home in the English countryside for a final summer holiday where family stories and secrets intertwine and come to the surface. The house is full of memories of their childhood and their past […]

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On The Tube
Dark shadows

  “Penny Dreadful” is back and creepy; “Person of Interest” begins the end.   “Penny Dreadful” Sunday, May 1 (Showtime) Season Premiere: Showtime’s supernatural steampunk soap returns for Season 3 with Ethan (Josh Hartnett), Sir Malcolm (Timothy Dalton) and Dr. Frankenstein (Harry Treadaway) scattered about the globe, leaving a broken Vanessa (Eva Green) back in […]

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Nightlife Photos
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Would you have sex with a robot?

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