| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Elvis Presley called him up in the middle of the night to thank him for a song. John Lennon went to a banquet just so he could sit next to him. Dion said meeting with him was like "being inside a cubicle with a piano and a genius." His name was Jerome...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:20 PM
It’s one of the enduring mysteries of pop music. How something so slight and disposable, a three-minute tune — songs written about fleeting and often trivial teenage emotions — can still somehow be so long-lasting and deep. Doc Pomus,...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 1:05 PM
Ever wonder what the typical rock star is thinking about on stage? Playing the same songs played a million times before? To the same audiences? Night after night? Year after year?
Donald Fagen, 65, co-founder of literate, aggressively dyspeptic jazz-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Dec 4, 2013
| 1:23 PM
When set decorator Claudette Didul needed to decorate Sally Draper's bedroom with 1960s-era clothing for an episode of "Mad Men" last season, she knew just the place.
Didul went to Playclothes, a vintage clothing and furnishing store in Burbank, to...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Taylor Hackford is on board "The Widow Clicquot," a movie project about the origins of the Veuve Clicquot champagne empire.
Hackford is attached to direct and will produce with Christine Weiss Lurie and Jack Rapke of ImageMovers.
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:32 PM
What: BET Awards 2013 When: Sunday, June 30, Live, 8pm ET on BET. Red carpet pre-show live at 6pm ET; after-party show live at 11:30pm ET. Chris Tucker (pictured) is hosting the BET Awards 2013 from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Established in 2001,...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 9:52 AM
As immigration legislation grinds through Congress — and as immigrants are branded “illegals,” “criminals,” “anchor babies” and worse — perhaps it's time to think of this population in another light.
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Sid Bernstein, the promoter who brought the Beatles to Carnegie Hall in New York City just as their fame exploded in the U.S., has died. He was 95.
Bernstein's daughter, Casey Deutsch, said her father died in his sleep Wednesday morning of natural...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Silvertide at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Scott Weiland at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono and Elvis Costello at State Theatre in Easton are among more than 30......
| Jun 28, 2013
| 7:19 AM
After the coffee. Before considering a new air conditioner.
The Skinny: After writing the words News Corp. for my entire career, I now have to start writing 21st Century Fox when describing the company that houses Rupert Murdoch's entertainment assets....