Roger C. Reale on his "lost albums" and a place in his heart for New London

Roger C. Reale in 1978 (Photo by Robert K. DeRosa)

Connecticut/Rhody rock legend Roger C. Reale celebrates "The Collection," a new release from Rave On Records that resurrects material recorded four decades ago.

Review: 'The Beautiful Ones' isn't the memoir Prince envisioned, but it's a moving look at the singer's life

"The Beautiful Ones" is a curious, fantastically moving hybrid of scrapbook and fragmented memoir, bookended by Piepenbring's recollections about working on the project before and after Prince's death.

Jon Batiste sees jazz and genius in video game soundtracks

Jon Batiste performs at the 2018 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. (Photo by Amy Harris/Invision/AP)

Amid the whirlwind, Batiste does make time to relax, often with video games, a medium that shaped both his childhood and career.

Review: Grisham's 'The Guardians' is suspenseful thriller

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Author John Grisham explores the world of defense attorneys working for little pay and prestige to help innocent people who are incarcerated in 'The Guardians.'

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An enormous black snake, which by quick calculation measured at least 6 feet long, slowly slithered through the leaves, paused to raise its head, flicked its tongue and peered in my direction.

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Upcoming concerts and shows

Niall Horan — May 1 at Mohegan Sun Arena; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $79, $99

Rascal Flatts — March 7 at Foxwoods' Grand Theater; tickets on sale at 10 a.m. today; $95-$155

Tracy Morgan — April 17 at Foxwoods' Fox Theater; tickets on sale now; $76

Tartan Terrors — March 12 at Katharine Hepburn Center; tickets on sale now; $35

Snoop Dogg — Jan. 17 at The Dome at Toyota Oakdale Theatre, Wallingford; tickets on sale now; $59.75

Tig Notaro — May 16 at College Street Music Hall, New Haven; tickets on sale now; $35-$40