1. Mary Chapin Carpenter / June 27, 2010 / Boston (Berklee Performance Center)

    July 01, 2010 6:30 PM EDT A night that began with gentle folk strumming culminated in a whole lot of twistin' and shoutin'. Mary Chapin Carpenter is enjoying a triumphant return to performing after her last proposed tour was truncated due to the singer/songwriter suffering a pulmonary embolism in 2007.…

  2. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 20, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers' questions on Erma Franklin, "American Idol" winner Kelly Clarkson, No. 1 singles in Europe and the U.S., criteria for ranking top artists of all-ti REMEMBERING ERMA Fred, I was saddened to learn of the death of Erma…

  3. CHART BEAT CHAT

    September 13, 2002 12:00 AM EDT "Chart Beat" columnist Fred Bronson answers readers questions about radio station ratings, research, and singles. A FAIR HEARING Mr. Bronson, I have to take issue with what you said in last week's column about radio stations playing what we want to hear. There are no request…