| Jun 8, 2013
| 4:27 PM
The Grammy Awards have given its Best New Artist award to some real clunkers (cough*Milli Vanilli*cough). In fact, the award is known for, year after year, going to an artist that the public then abandons. But these years later, it......
| May 19, 2013
| 4:26 PM
In the past few days since Musikfest announced the completion of the main stage lineup for its 30th anniversary run, Aug. 2-11, we’ve gotten repeatedly asked the same question: Isn’t his lineup especially weak? Some, in fact, have whispered...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 8:06 PM
The sun may have been searing overhead during the concert, but Robin Thicke packed his own heat.
The headliner for Sunday's show at Fontainebleau Miami Beach thrilled the female persuasion by coming out in shades and a black shirt whose top buttons were...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It’s almost pointless to review a jam band concert, let alone a jam band festival such as The Peach Festival that today, Aug. 18, enters the last of its four days at Toyota Pavilion at Montage in Scranton. The music......
| Aug 16, 2013
| 4:22 PM
If you look at the banner on top of this blog, you’ll see that the “Musikfest edition” designation has finally come down, signifying the official close of our coverage of Musikfest’s 30th year. Heck, Allentown Fair is now just 11.....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Were the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired live Sunday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the whitest VMAs in history -- or the blackest? The youngest or the oldest? The most exciting or the most embarrassing?
Sure, you bet -- all of the...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Boz Scaggs' show Sunday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts featured a riveting performance by a singer who galvanized the room, brought the audience to its feet and turned one of Orange County's stateliest venues into something close to a mosh pit....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:29 AM
"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 11:45 AM
How best to celebrate the 35th anniversary of a beloved live album? By re-creating it onstage, of course.
That's the approach being taken by Cheap Trick, which announced Thursday that it plans to play "Cheap Trick at Budokan," the power-pop veterans'...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 11:42 AM
JERUSALEM (AP) — Wrapping up a three day visit to Israel, President Barack Obama paid respects to its heroes and to victims of the Holocaust, solemnly reaffirming the Jewish state's right to exist.
Accompanied by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 4:36 PM
When Boz Scaggs was a boy, Memphis meant a few simple things: a visit to his grandmother's house, his father's family history, that catchy Chuck Berry tune that sometimes came on the radio.
Years later, as he honed his musical tastes, the "Lowdown"...
| May 8, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Blake Shelton and Shakira's teams stepped out live for the first time on "The Voice" on Tuesday night, as Teams Adam and Usher had done the previous night, to compete for audience votes as well as their coach's favor and vie for a spot in the top 12....