| 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...
| 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 18, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Powerhouse Hampton R&B singer Myra Smith, a veteran of Jae Sinnett's funky big band and various gospel projects, will celebrate the release of her new live album with a benefit show in Norfolk next month.
Smith's event will take place 7-10 p.m. Oct....
| Sep 28, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Erica McKinney recalled the pain of hearing the names of the Orr Academy High School Class of 2013 as she sat among friends and family on graduation day this June.
Her brother, Darrell "D.J." McKinney, would have walked across the stage that day had...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 10:15 AM
Robert Glasper is tuning back into "Black Radio."
Months after his 2012 disc by that title won the Grammy for best R&B album -- upsetting more conventional nominees such as Anthony Hamilton and R. Kelly -- the wide-ranging jazz pianist announced...
| 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...
| 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’...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 4:45 PM
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED: Television has big plans to usher in 2013 on Monday night. Your choices on New Year's Eve include: ABC: The network marks the first New Year's Eve since Dick Clark died. “America Idol” host Ryan Seacrest will be...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Updated Nov. 30, 2012, 12:15pm CT You know it's the holiday season when the sounds of joyous carols fill the air (and sometimes those sounds start even earlier than the holiday season, with many radio stations kicking into Christmas mode the day after...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Nobody does New Year's Eve like ABC. That was true in the Dick Clark era, and it will be true as the network marks the first New Year's Eve since Clark died in April. “America Idol” host Ryan Seacrest takes over for his late mentor. But first,...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1 . ED KOWALCZYK It’s almost four years since Ed Kowalczyk parted ways with Live, the York-based band whose writing and singing he defined with such alternative chart-toppers as “Lightning......
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Aubrey Plaza was telling her friends about a Hilary Duff concert she'd just been to when she looked at her right arm and realized she was unable to move it. She felt confused and suddenly blacked out. When she regained consciousness, she couldn't speak;...