Her personal life became tabloid fodder, so Jana Kramer took it back - and made it a podcast

Former NFL player Mike Caussin and actress Jana Kramer share the ups and downs of their marriage on their podcast,

"Our whole message is being open and transparent about what we've been through and how we're getting through it," Caussin said.

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Marc Anthony — Nov. 3 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $61-$161 Chris Tucker — Aug. 10 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $25-$45 Of Monsters and Men — Sept. 7 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale now;...

Lynyrd Skynyrd's final tour stops at Sun Arena Friday

Johnny Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Who's that guy front and center with founding guitarist Gary Rossington at the Lynyrd Skynyrd show? Why, it's Death! Whoops, not so fast. That's just lead guitarist Ricky Medlocke, looking as old as I feel. But Death is never far away in the classic rock biz these days. Hell,...

Anderson .Paak hits Sun Arena Thursday

Anderson .Paak (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

If you're a computer, and the brainiacs who manufactured you have programmed auto-spell or that intuitive algorithm that makes you provide the next word before the human can type it — even if that's not the word the human wanted — you were probably happier when there...

Jonatha Brooke sings at The Kate Thursday

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Jonatha Brooke is like a music machine where the on/off switch broke and tunes just keep pouring out. That wouldn't work so well with Bret Michaels but, with Brooke, it's a treasure trove that keeps on giving. The Fountain of Brooke has produced over a dozen albums, soundtrack tunes for...

Swing into summer with the Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band

The U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band

Here’s a fun way to spend your Sunday afternoon: head to Fort Trumbull, set up a blanket or a lawn chair, and settle in to listen to some top-notch music, courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Jazz Band. Even better: the concert is free. And one more thing: The site is...

Paula Poundstone gives sold-out show Sunday at the Kate

Paula Poundstone (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

Talk about road warriors: comedian Paula Poundstone always seems to be out on tour. Lo and behold, we’re lucky enough to have her in our area again. She’s doing a show Sunday at the Katharine Hepburn Cultural Arts Center. If you don’t already have tickets, the...

CD tip: "Father of the Bride," Vampire Weekend

CD tip Father of the Bride Vampire Weekend One of my favorite bands, Gentle Giant, once released an album called "Pretentious for the Sake of It," joking about their decidedly complex progressive rock. I would never think of Vampire Weekend's music as anything close to Gentle...

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen to shred The Kate Friday

Yngwie Malmsteen (yngwiemalmsteen.com)

I once applied for a job with Swedish shred-guitar warlock Yngwie Malmsteen — and, by the way, that's Swedish for "Hector Tarver." Of course it's not! It's Swedish for, ah, Yngwie, which is pronounced "Ing-vay," and Malmsteen is like it's...

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Rick's List — Trick Endings in TV Commercials Edition

If you read novels or watch films or any TV series with a continual story arc, you're more than aware of a little plot device called the "twist ending." At this point, there are ZERO narratives in the world that don't contain a plot...

A smashing good time at the Essex River Race

Of all the things that can go awry during a chaotic boat race on a winding river with a narrow channel — running aground, flipping over or cramping up — I hadn’t foreseen one other misadventure last Saturday: slamming into a...

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