| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form:
Daft Punk, "RAM" = Robotic French duo channel vibe of Studio 54, "Thriller" & Giorgio Moroder. Perfect clone for new...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Beyoncé's stealth midnight release — a self-titled collection of new music and videos — may have arrived in near silence earlier this month, but it now rules the charts and The Times' Consensus Top Albums of 2013.
The list, which stretches...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Now that Labor Day has passed, Billboard magazine has released its rankings for Songs of The Summer – those tunes that dominated the weekly Hot 100 chart through the season, starting on Memorial Day. This year, compiling the list has......
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:41 AM
Makeup Artist Melanie Mills gets a 10 for her incredible cosmetic transformations on “Dancing With The Stars.” The Emmy Award-winning makeup artist lent her makeup magic to 11 seasons of the hit ABC competitive dance show. And while she’...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 3:23 PM
“I'm just trying to move forward and learn from every mistake," Chris Brown tells me as he explains the genesis of "X," his upcoming album.
It’s late March and Brown is at a Burbank studio previewing tracks from a record meant to jolt a...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The NAACP announced nominees for its 45th annual Image Awards, with Weinstein Co. nabbing 17 bids in the film categories thanks to "The Butler," "Fruitvale Station" and "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom," followed by Fox Searchlight, with seven, for "12...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:23 AM
Ah, "American Idol" group round. "The most grueling challenge of the 'Idol' journey," Ryan Seacrest reminded us on Thursday night, just before we saw the first group, a trio of returning contestants calling themselves "Three Mo' Days," step out onto...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 12:40 PM
Howe Gelb, "The Coincidentalist" (New West)
Over 30 years and nearly as many albums, Arizona songwriter Howe Gelb has walked a singular path, one that has drawn a cultish following devoted to his guitar- and piano-based wanderings. He got his start as...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:45 AM
Miley Cyrus wasn’t the only kiddie-culture veteran looking to make a grownup splash on the MTV Video Music Awards last month. Though the former “Hannah Montana” star thoroughly dominated discussion of the telecast with the Twerk Heard...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 8:44 AM
Kanye West is priming the promotional machine again, this time to generate interest in his upcoming tour in support of his most recent album, "Yeezus." To that end, in a surprise appearance, he performed on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" on Monday night...