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Bettye LaVette at the Met

Bettye LaVette at the Met

Photo: JACOB BLICKENSTAFF I get a kick out of Bettye LaVette swooping through those British Invasion gems on Interpretations (Anti-). Lis-ten to her sing about...
By webteam  |  December 21, 2010

Bettye LaVette | Interpretations: The British Rock Songbook

Bettye LaVette’s previous two albums had titles that required a little digging to unpack.
Anti- (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  June 04, 2010

Photos: Bettye LaVette at the Somerville Theatre

Photos of Betty LaVette in Boston
Bettye LaVette, live at the Somerville Theatre, April 30, 2010
By TIM BUGBEE  |  May 07, 2010

States of the art

In New England, where you can't swing a sack of cranberries without hitting a venerable cultural institution, anyone with access to a car (or even a subway pass) can scope out these topnotch art museums.
New England museums worth traveling for
By SHAULA CLARK  |  June 12, 2009

Trail of tunes

The best summer music festivals take something from the season: the smell of the surf, the sight of the mountains, fireworks, lawn seating — or, at least, fried dough.
Music al fresco at summer fests
By CLEA SIMON  |  June 12, 2009

Roots of spring

Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
Homegrown recordings from Boston and beyond
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 18, 2009

Mp3: Bettye LaVette covers Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"

Mp3: Bettye LaVette covers Neil Young's "Heart of Gold"

One of the things that keeps us watching American Idol is that it's one of the few places -- besides...
By Carly Carioli  |  March 16, 2009

Shemekia Copeland | Never Going Back

Telarc (2009)
Telarc (2009)
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 18, 2009

Soul men

Classic soul music’s timelessness has come again.
Hucknall, Hunter, and Burke
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 02, 2008

Scene and heard

Entertainment companies are pumping out music DVD titles by the hundreds, and 2008 will see a deluge of releases across all genres.
The year ahead in DVDs
By JEFF TAMARKIN  |  December 31, 2007

Cooling it

It's good news that the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, in conjunction with Berklee College of Music, is bringing back jazz as a regular part of its concert season.
A wealth of winter jazz
By JON GARELICK  |  December 26, 2007


Guest lists 2007

Phoenix and WFNX staffers submit their ten best albums of the year
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  December 21, 2007

Bettye’s business

The battles of a blues belter
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007

Beyond the White Stripes

There’s a blues and old-school R&B resurgence rumbling in the indie-music underground, and it goes well beyond the icky thump of the White Stripes.
Alison Krauss and Robert Plant lead an Americana resurgence
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  October 30, 2007

The wagonmaster

“Eleven Cent Cotton” is a great country song, a wry, catchy, energetic, swinging two-step that creates a tableau of the bygone rural South.
Country legend Porter Wagoner delivers a gem
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  June 04, 2007

Personality plus

Any number of soul divas could blow the doors off retro-soul upstart Amy Winehouse.
Amy Winehouse, Avalon, May 7, 2007
By JON GARELICK  |  May 16, 2007


American classic

How old-school is Country Music Hall of Famer Charlie Louvin?
Charlie Louvin returns
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  March 06, 2007

Sugar Pie DeSanto

R&B wailer Sugar Pie DeSanto will never be too refined.
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  February 27, 2006