Social network used to post late wife’s book

Alice McCormick loved books. She was constantly reading at least two books at a time and as a journalist and avid writer, Alice always had several pens and pencils with her so she could quickly jot down ideas and inspiring words that she got from others as she went through her everyday life.

Metallica saved by heavenly producer

Earlier this month Metallica released a new album, “Death Magnetic.” I had put off listening to their new effort because I used to love the band in my youth and didn’t want to taint my memories of them with their new album, which I was pretty sure would not be able to live up to […]

Regan followed dream of comedy

By Megan Hurt Brian Regan, a successful stand-up comedian, first had a dream of becoming an accountant. Regan, who will perform Friday at 8 p.m. in the Singletary Center for the Arts, began studying economics at Heidelberg College in Tiffin, Ohio in the early 80s when he realized crunching numbers wasn’t for him. “I went […]

Spoof play takes aim at ‘The Sopranos’

By Margaret Barr Who did it? That’s exactly the question the Fantastical Theatricals wants you to ask when it presents their murder mystery spoof, “The Altos…Like the Sopranos Only Lower,” Thursday at Natasha’s Café. The interactive murder mystery parody will begin at 8 p.m. Seating for the night starts at 6:30 p.m. The audience should […]

Series wants people to ‘sense the music’

By Katherine George Bluegrass isn’t just another synonym for Appalachian music — a difference the concert series “Bluegrass in the Bluegrass” aims to show. Coordinator of the event Ron Pen said he fell in love with the music of the South after he became “disenchanted with the divide between the audience and the performers,” in […]

Radiohead lets fans remix a song from ‘In Rainbows’

According to their public relations firm, Nasty Little Man, Radiohead is giving fans the opportunity to remix “Reckoner,” a track from the band’s latest album, “In Rainbows.” To make remixing easy, the separate stems, or components of the song, will be available to purchase on iTunes. The available stems are bass, lead vocal, backing vocals, […]

New piano bar is hiring

The Penguin Dueling Piano Bar is looking to hire experienced bartenders, waitresses and security personnel. All applicants must be at least 20 years old, and can fill out an application at the bar’s Web site, ( The deadline for applications is Wednesday, Oct. 1. The bar is located at 517 W. Main St. in downtown […]

WRFL top-10 albums of the week, Sept. 12-18

1. Stereolab, “Chemical Chords” 2. Beck, “Modern Guilt” 3. Dreadful Yawns, “Take Shape” 4. RATATAT, “LP3” 5. Dr. Dog, “Fate” 6. Clinic, “Funf” 7. Dressy Bessy, “HOLLERandSTOMP” 8. Oxford Collapse, “Bits” 9 Calexico, “Carried to Dust” 10. Starfucker, “Starfucker”

On tap for week of Sept. 25-Sept. 30

THURSDAY Karly Higgins and the Moutain Hillfolk Honkytonk, Quote 9 p.m., Al’s Bar. Tickets cost $3. FRIDAY, Sept. 26 Ellee Ven 10 p.m., Al’s Bar. Free. Beyond The Fall, Close ToHome, Bluf, Holcomb, Black Veil Brides 7 p.m., Mad Hatter, Covington. Tickets cost $10.

Band member uses reality show to promote music

By Megan Hurt Most bands don’t promote themselves with baseball caps. When musicians promote their bands they normally send out a press release and do a few shows at small bars. But Erik Huffman helped expand the fan base for his band FLOREZ by wearing a FLOREZ baseball cap on national television during his run […]