| Feb 19, 2014
| 8:53 AM
The transition in each "American Idol" season from the recorded, edited shows — auditions, Hollywood Week and the like — to the live shows is always a little jarring, sort of like stepping off a moving sidewalk onto stationary ground. It can...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:57 PM
Brandy reportedly played to a nearly empty arena in South Africa this week.
The Grammy Award-winning R&B star was a surprise guest at the Nelson Mandela Sports and Cultural Day concert in Soweto on Saturday, but nearly all of the event-goers were gone...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:12 PM
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West's daughter, North West, is REAL!
The Grammy-winning rapper made his little girl's highly anticipated debut by sharing a photograph of North on the finale of "Kris," the daytime talk show Kardashian's mother, Kris Jenner,...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Harry Styles has come to terms with the inevitable: Taylor Swift will likely write a breakup song about him.
"It would be hypocritical for me to say she couldn't do it because everybody writes songs based on personal experience," the One Direction boy...
| 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...
| 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 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Robert Glasper has plenty of people he can call on for guest appearances at his gigs.
The jazz pianist’s acclaimed 2012 album, “Black Radio,” contains cameos by Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lupe Fiasco, among others, while a...