This weekend on a shoestring

Yes, it’s that time again. Make your weekend plans. You’re probably kicking things off with the last Downtown After Five of the season (Underhill Rose — the lovely ladies pictured here — along with Larry Keel & Natural Bridge, Lexington Ave., 5 p.m., free music, need I say more?) — here are some more options to fill in your entertainment calendar without draining your wallet.

Sonic boon

Half a century is a long time if you're talking about a savings bond maturing, a bottle of Bordeaux aging or a marriage lasting. Not so long if you're talking about the age of a nation, a supposed Ming Dynasty vase or a Redwood tree. So when it comes to a symphony orchestra, how old […]

Soul scientist

"If Howlin' Wolf doesn't move you, that's pretty much the end of the conversation," says British-born, New York-based electro-soul performer Jamie Lidell. Really, late Mississippi blues singer Howlin' Wolf is the beginning of the conversation when it comes to Lidell, whose own sonic journey touches on a childhood love of Prince, early forays into techno, […]