| Mar 24, 2012
Spring officially sprung Tuesday.
I didn't feel it.
Something was missing.
Oh, yeah: winter.
Winter makes spring in much the same way the villain magnifies the hero. Without winter, spring is just a walk-on role.
We didn't have winter in winter...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:43 AM
A couple of years ago, the Daily Press' own music buffs Sam McDonald and Mike Holtzclaw shared some favorite tunes for setting that very romantic mood on Valentine's Day. Here are the songs they chose - as well as a few clunkers to avoid:
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:53 AM
You wouldn't think that Mickey Mouse knows that much about love, but Orlando is among the Top 20 “Most Romantic Cities in the U.S.,” according to Amazon.com. Orlando ranked No. 4 on a list that also included Miami (No. 7), Clearwater (No. 12),...
| Feb 2, 2012
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand."
Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
| Feb 1, 2012
| 6:58 PM
Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
| Dec 12, 2011
| 4:34 AM
Aimee Mann's annual holiday shows are most wistful than celebratory, and this year was another blue Christmas showcase, with shots of comedy for good measure....
| Dec 2, 2011
| 7:30 AM
Ravens linebacker Jameel McClain is getting used to calling the plays in the huddle in Ray Lewis’ absence, but what’s it like for his teammates to hear his voice and not Ray’s? CSN Baltimore’s Brent Harris asked McClain.
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping
rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 7:14 PM
The second week of Fox’s "Terra Nova" took a page from Alfred Hitchcock's book, with our band of time-travelling settlers under attack from swarms of reptilian-like birds of prey in a refreshing, quick-paced hour Monday night.
An hour seems a...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Kanye West's unaired 'hip-hop muppet show' leaks online...
| Sep 2, 2011
"Soul Train." the televised house that Don Cornelius built on a bedrock of soul, funk and ahead-of-their time dance moves, will celebrate its 40th anniversary Monday in concert at Pritzer Pavilion in Millennium Park.
Chicago soul greats Jerry Butler, the...
| Jul 28, 2011
| 6:37 PM
Guilty pleasure songs, we all have them. You know the ones when you're alone in your car rolling down the road, with the windows up, the volume cranked all the way up, jamming out to a song that you really like, but you're not so sure the rest of us would...