“Music here is great, cutting edge. But to get an audience anywhere you need to get covered … Promoting is a struggle, dealing with the lack of media coverage.”
“Hockey gets in the blood—you develop an intense passion for the game, and either you leave it—too many early mornings, bus rides, urine-smelling rinks—or you just love it.”
Jack Kerouac would have turned 100 on March 17. A 2014 conversation about the writer with his literary executor, the late John Sampas.
On many levels, Hold Me Down is terrific. Its power lies in the vitality of Clea Simon’s prose and her insider savvy.
Arts Fuse writers continue their countdown of great music celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and the list includes Marvin Gaye, Link Wray, David Bowie, Jean Knight, and The Rolling Stones.
Fuse critics pay homage to Chick Corea performances and recordings that they found memorable.
This live performance recording showcases the Boston-based singer/pianist Kemp Harris’s merrily eclectic approach — it is a thought-stirring and animated musical excursion.
Boston’s Fred Taylor was by turns (and often simultaneously) a recording engineer, promo man, artist manager, talent scout, press agent, newspaper columnist, concert promoter, club manager, nightclub owner, restaurant, and movie house owner.
Over six decades Norman Mailer managed, by turns, to engage and enrage and stir the zeitgeist’s pot.
Mary-Beth Hughes’s penetrating glimpses into the depths of her characters’ lives make us more deeply aware of our own.