| Oct 9, 2012
| 4:47 AM
DJJFLEX NEW MUSIC TUESDAY PICKS
| Oct 12, 2012
| 11:57 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
On his second album, “Kaleidoscope Dream” (RCA), Miguel Pimental drops enough references to his heroes and inspirations that he could be considered a bit of a name-dropper, a clever mimic rather than an innovator. But his...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 10:54 AM
Meek Mill’s highly anticipated debut, “Dreams and Nightmares,” got off to a rocky start this week when he found himself in handcuffs before his album release party Thursday.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the rapper...
| Nov 6, 2012
| 12:38 PM
She walks like the First Lady of the United States and talks like the First Lady. Everywhere 51-year old, Jacqui Rankins goes she is mistaken for First Lady, Michelle Obama.
"I think our eyes, forehead, and our height are similar," she said.
| Sep 4, 2012
| 11:05 AM
Clint Eastwood's soliloquy about unoccupied furniture has been the most entertaining spectacle to emerge from this year's party conventions so far, although the Democratic Party will make its own go of it with a big roster of pop musicians this week....
| Sep 7, 2012
| 10:49 AM
A soundtrack of rock-music standards remains at the heart of this stage hit as director Adam Shankman ("Hairspray") brings it to the screen. Also somewhat standard is its main plot of a small-town girl ("Dancing With the Stars" veteran Julianne Hough) and...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 9:53 AM
The road this week to Charlotte, N.C., was paved with misconceptions. At the Democratic National Convention, mine included expectations for a cab on a rainy opening day, as I spent an hour outside my motel with a trio of button salesmen down from New...
| Sep 10, 2012
| 8:35 PM
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo: Blige always sings like it’s a psychological imperative, a riveting performer with a fiercely loyal fan base. But the real story here is the first major tour by D’Angelo in more than a decade. Once a rising R&...
| Sep 13, 2012
Perhaps it shouldn’t have been surprising that the man who’s taken 12 years-and-counting between albums would be running late.
Yet I was still shocked when long-dormant R&B singer D’Angelo took the stage Thursday at United Center nearly...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:07 AM
Mary J. Blige and D’Angelo -- two performers who at various points in their careers threatened to disappear -- made a night of it Thursday at the United Center.
A couple decades ago, Blige was so volatile there was some question whether she might...
| Mar 30, 2012
Many musicians have dreams. Some materialize. Others are broken. But singer and songwriter Julie Frost feels like Cinderella. After standing alongside Madonna onstage at the Golden Globes and accepting the award for co-writing the best original song in...
| Jun 2, 2011
When Prince called into George Lopez's "Lopez Tonight" TV show in early April and announced that in less than a week he'd play the Inglewood Forum to kick off a string of 21 concerts in the region, some of his staunchest fans wondered whether he'd...