This CD cover image released by Valory shows "Mono," by The Mavericks. (AP Photo/Valory)

The Mavericks have always been a rootsy band, plying musical turf from Havana to Nashville via Miami. Here their sound is more retro than ever, recalling the era when these sorts of songs were best heard on small radios and big jukeboxes.

In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, prepares the wool on the loom in the eastern Serbian town of Pirot. The carpet weaving in Pirot _ done only by local women and according to special rules _ is a centuries old tradition that is part of Serbia’s rich national heritage and one of the oldest Balkan crafts. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

“It is a very slow process. It takes a long time to weave a Pirot carpet,” said Slavica Ciric, who launched the Lady’s Heart business several years ago with the help of the authorities and donors including USAID.

The exhibit, “Ladies and Gentlemen .The Beatles!” opens Wednesday and is a GRAMMY Museum-curated exhibit that will feature artifacts, videos, audio and interactive components about the legendary group.

Holiday high notes in Aurora

Double bassists for the Aurora Symphony Orchestra practice  during rehearsal, Feb. 5 at Gateway High School. For the second consecutive year leaders from Highpoint Church are teaming up with the Aurora Symphony Orchestra to present a holiday concert to benefit local nonprofit Aurora Warms the Night, which provides shelter and aid for the homeless on frigid winter nights. The benefit concert is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 7 from 3 - 5 p.m. at 6450 S. Southlands Pkwy. (Marla R. Keown/Aurora Sentinel)

Bunches of holly and mistletoe have a quirky way of acting as olive branches during this time of the year, when illuminated icicles dangle from suburban gutters and mailboxes brim with greetings from friends and family near and far. Hopefully that’s not too Kevin McAllister for you. But, if you have some semblance of a […]