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Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Jimmy Webb gives his all at Iron Horse concert

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

“Who knows, I may get around to playing a song here in a minute,” Jimmy Webb said with a grin during one of his many rambling and engaging stories at the Iron Horse Music Hall in Northampton Saturday night. Webb’s nearly two-hour set showed off his raconteur side as much as his legendary songwriting — he played a mere eight …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Miranda Lambert — Sat., April 11, 7:30 p.m., Mohegan Sun. $59, $79. mohegansun.com Gregory Alan Isakov, Jolie Holland — Sat., April 11, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $25, $35. 586-8686, iheg.com Stephen Petronio Company — Thurs., April 16, 7:30 p.m., UMass Fine Arts Center Concert Hall. $15, $38, $42 general; $10, $12, $15 …

Music Review: Academy of St. Martin of the Fields

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

There was a full house at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Fine Arts Center Concert Hall Saturday to hear The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, London’s, and perhaps Europe’s, most distinguished chamber orchestra. The audience was not disappointed. The orchestra consists of 21 string players forming a disciplined group to play …

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Viva la musica: 3rd String Trio brings Old-World flavors to Hadley cafe

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Parlez-moi de l’amour. Ah, la dolce vita, la vita d’amore! Even if you can’t understand what they’re saying, there’s something about the way the French and the Italians do zat zing that can be oh, so romantic. With …

Seldom-seen musician shines through his songs

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If John Lennon’s White Album song “Julia” was a seed buried in the ground, the resulting stunning vegetation might be Chris Weisman’s new album, “The Holy Life That’s Coming,” released this week on LP and digital download by …

Ken Maiuri’s Tuned In

Thursday, February 19, 2015

You, New Englander, standing there whipped by the windchill — you’re in an icy arctic world, devoid of funk. But George Clinton and his Parliament-Funkadelic mob have the heat and they’re headed this way, prepared to melt that …

Advance Bookings

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

ZZ Top — Sat., March 7, 8 p.m., Foxwoods. $45, $65. foxwoods.com Craig Ferguson — Fri., Feb. 27, 8 p.m., Calvin Theatre, Northampton. $28.50, $38.50, $48.50. 586-8686, iheg.com Eddie Palmieri Salsa Orchestra — Sat., Feb. 28, 8 p.m., …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: And the Kids celebrates release of debut full-length CD

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Members of the Northampton trio And the Kids were once hardworking buskers on Main Street. I distinctly remember the first time I heard the band, in its early quintet days. A twinkling glockenspiel cut through the bustle and …

Weekend Planner — Music: Mount Holyoke College Symphony Orchestra

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Despite her untimely death from multiple sclerosis at 42, Jacqueline du Pré secured a position as one of the master cellists of the late 20th century, becoming famous in particular for her interpretation of Edward Elgar’s Cello Concerto, …

‘Laugh-In’ announcer, voiceover veteran Gary Owens dies at 80

Sunday, February 15, 2015

LOS ANGELES — Gary Owens, the droll, mellifluous-voiced announcer on “Rowan & Martin’s Laugh-In” and a familiar part of radio, TV and movies for more than six decades, has died. He was 80. The veteran voiceover star died …

Get off the couch for a good cause: Roger Salloom’s ‘All You Need is Love’ Valentine’s dance

Thursday, February 12, 2015

For the fifth consecutive year, Roger Salloom will gather together some of his musical friends for a Valentine’s Day dance. “All You Need is Love” will take place Saturday at the Garden House at Look Park in Northampton. …

Ken Maiuri’s Clubland: Foreigner whips Calvin Theatre crowd into happy frenzy

Thursday, February 12, 2015

I’m the nostalgic type, so I have a soft spot for classic rock — but there are people who have a fiery passion for classic rock, and I was in their good company when Foreigner played the Calvin …

Weekend Planner — Music: 10th annual Schubertiad

Thursday, February 12, 2015

An unadvertised gathering in a private home in early 19th-century Vienna to perform and listen to the music of Franz Schubert, the Schubertiad remains popular today, though it more often takes the form of a formal concert. Locally, …