| Jan 9, 2009
It was 11 p.m. on the night before New Year's Eve, and I was doing something I hadn't expected would crown my 2008: sitting in Prince's limousine as the legend lounged beside me, playing unreleased tracks on the stereo. "This is my car for Minneapolis,"...
| Feb 29, 2008
Mildly diverting and utterly dispensable, "Semi-Pro" stars Will Ferrell as the coach/owner/forward of the Tropics, a Michigan hoops franchise in 1976, the waning days of the American Basketball Association.
It was an era of expansive hair, abbreviated...
| Aug 12, 2007
Many of the most explosive and virulent online videos -- think: "Star Wars Kid," "Numa Numa" and the recent interpretation of "Thriller" by Filipino prisoners -- manage to be at once bizarre, hypnotic and borderline upsetting. Tay Zonday's new hit YouTube...
| Jun 2, 2008
Flight of the Conchords operates on another dimension. That was clear enough Friday from the band's performance at the Orpheum Theatre, where the duo opened with the electro sci-fi song "Robots" and its cautionary tale of the fall of mankind and the...
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
of American Culture
W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95
Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 7:33 PM
Bob Keane, who founded the West Coast independent label Del-Fi Records in the 1950s and is best known for discovering and recording rock legend Ritchie Valens, has died. He was 87.
Keane, who survived non- Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed when he was 80, died...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 2:00 PM
Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83.
Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
| 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:
| Apr 11, 2011
Texans Have Been Busy For The Last Few Years. Actually They Have Been Getting Busy. Cue The Barry White Music Please...according To The Brookings Institution The Dallas And Houston Areas Gained More Children That Any Other Metro Area In The Country. That'...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 2:24 PM
Win six Grammys and get nominated for a seventh. Add three Emmys to the pile. You’d think that would make you a household name.
The name is Kevin Charles Brandon (aka Brandino). Have you heard of him? Neither have most of the people with whom he...
| Feb 3, 2011
Our schmoe Barry White from Lancaster faces off against Anaheim Ducks Curtis McElhinney, Paul Mara and Brandon McMillan.
Anaheim Ducks vs. Washington Capitals
Wed, Feb 16, 2011 7:05 PM
Anaheim Ducks vs. Los Angeles Kings
| Feb 8, 2011
| 5:13 AM
Linus And Lucy by Vince Guaraldi
Mysterious Ways by U2
Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Sweet Georgia Brown by Ben Bones and His Shadows (Harlem Globetrotters theme song)
Simple Man by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Am I The Same Girl...