It appears the folks at JetBlue are getting better at pronouncing our oft-mispronounced city. As a transplant from Upstate New York, I sympathize. Let’s face it, most of our cities and towns are not pronounced phonetically. Now, if only Fandango’s movie time app could stop forcing me to say “Leo-min-ster” to find out what’s playing at Entertainment Cinemas.+Continue Reading
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As part of our new Telegram Studio feature at telegram.com, I had a chance to sit down with singer/songwriter Cara Brindisi a few weeks ago to talk about her music. Brindisi is a Shrewsbury native who has developed a bit of a name for herself on the Worcester music scene. She’s definitely someone to keep an eye on.
The Telegram & Gazette’s Victor Infante summed up her skills well: “At the core of her success is her gorgeous voice, and her ability to imbue a song with layers of meaning.”
She’s also just extremely likable with a smile that could melt an arctic snowman, which doesn’t hurt. I hate comparing musicians to other musicians (it seems so limiting), but I couldn’t help but see a little Eva Cassidy in her — just that ability to take a song you’ve heard a thousand times and turn it into something beautifully her own. But Brindisi has more than just good interpretation going for her, she’s got a decent range of tastes and you can’t help but be truly impressed when she starts playing her own songs, like her performance of ‘Okay’ in the video here. I love a great voice and guitar playing, but I’m always biased toward musicians who can not only put their own fingerprint on a song, but create completely original works of their own. Cara does it in a way that makes you just want to hear more.+Continue Reading
Worcester’s Sam James hit the national stage this year when he appeared on NBC’s music competition show ‘The Voice.’ But here in Worcester, the talented singer/songwriter has been a familiar face for some time.
I had a chance to sit down with Sam last week at the Telegram & Gazette and talk about his music and life after being “discovered” by the nation on The Voice. As a bonus, he performed a couple of songs for us, including “Push” and his new release, “Fix This Mess.” Sam’s a great guy and a real talent.+Continue Reading
I mentioned in 2 Minutes the other day that longtime Lawrence business Priscilla Candies would be closing unless a new owner steps up to buy from retiring owners Harriet and Norman Cooper. Bill Kirk has the full story in today’s Eagle-Tribune and I polished off video footage from my visit to Priscilla the other day to give you a better look at the operation. It’s truly a great tradition the Coopers had been keeping alive.+Continue Reading