| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:19 AM
When AMERICAN IDOL’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time – and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 2:59 PM
Lay-ups and slam dunks weren't the only shots at an annual Harlem basketball tourney Thursday night. This despite an increased police presence and private security hired at the venue.
"I heard three shots, then two more shots followed," describes Solomon...
| Jul 30, 2012
Trinity Home, 17, of Calumet City, is about to start her senior year of high school. She's also, as rapper/singer Tink, becoming one of the Chicago area's most talked-about new musical artists.
Her March mixtape, “Winter's Diary,” was...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:04 PM
HAMPTON – Hampton University-Norfolk State's women's games have become as predictable as California presidential politics, and equally one-sided.
The Lady Pirates democratically controlled play from start to finish and dusted Norfolk State 83-42...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 6:05 AM
Miguel appears to be taking advantage of his new renown.
Hot on the heels of his head-turning performance last week at the Grammy Awards (where his "Adorn" won an R&B song prize), the L.A.-based soul singer released a politically charged music video...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 6:40 AM
Beyonce looked like she stepped off from the recent air-brushed perfection of her GQ magazine cover, danced like a junior Tina Turner and generally owned her 12 minutes on a worldwide stage Sunday like few Super Bowl performers ever have.
But there were...
| Feb 4, 2013
Annual grumble: The Grammys refuse to nominate anything that’s not already widely popular. Why? Why?!!
OK, now that that’s out of my system, I still have plenty of favorites and artists I root against, aside from the built-in interest of...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 10:05 AM
Evidently Drake couldn't wait.
After the rapper's label told Billboard it planned to release his new song on the night of the Grammy Awards, Drake jumped the gun late Friday by posting "Started from the Bottom" on his website. The track is the first...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 1:47 PM
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A two-decade wait for a new album by My Bloody Valentine may be about to end.
"We are preparing to go live with the new album/website this evening," the influential band wrote on its Facebook...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 7:25 AM
"Thank you for taking a chance on new music," Scottish singer-songwriter Emeli Sandé said Tuesday during her sold-out show at Lincoln Hall. While it's true she's relatively new to these shores, Sandé has garnered accolades at home. Her UK-chart-topping...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Two and a half years after she entered the music world with the boisterous (and still excellent) "Whip My Hair," Willow Smith has released her latest single -- only now the showbiz scion appears to be hanging her head.
In "Sugar and Spice," which...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The Soul Children of Chicago, a popular group of young singers, will be among the entertainers slated to perform in Washington during an inaugural event for children of military families, the Presidential Inaugural Committee announced Friday.