| Jan 10, 2010
For anyone old enough to have come into pop cultural consciousness in the mid-'80s, Pee-wee Herman casts a long shadow -- albeit, an almost transcendently nerdy shadow, one most often recalled dancing atop a bar to the Champs' jaunty instrumental...
| Feb 2, 2010
| 1:45 PM
LOS ANGELES -- More than 75 mega-stars gathered Monday to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We are the World" in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago.
Pink, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, the Jonas Brothers, Kanye...
| Feb 11, 2010
Awareness days may conjure up images of diseases or natural disasters - and some may feel that's what being single is like. But on Feb. 14, we'll happily be celebrating "Singles Awareness Day."
There's some hubbub on whether it's a replacement for the...
| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| Jan 20, 2011
John Legend & The Roots, Willie Nelson, Kid Rock, Bon Jovi, Wyclef Jean, Lauryn Hill, Arcade Fire, Wilco and Cyndi Lauper are among the headliners for the 2011 New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
Those performers will join hundreds of Louisiana...
| Aug 21, 2011
| 11:09 PM
There was one how-did-she-do-that? moment at Katy Perry’s show Sunday at Allstate Arena, something I’ve never seen before at a pop concert.
In the midst of one song, “Hot N Cold,” the 26-year-old pop singer changed outfits five...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:00 PM
CHARLESTON, South Carolina -- Fernando Rivas, 59, an Emmy-award winning children's music composer, was arraigned on charges of production, distribution and possession of child pornography on Monday, court documents showed.
Rivas, who graduated from the...
| Oct 2, 2011
| 9:00 PM
It has been almost three decades since Cyndi Lauper sashayed her way to status as a 1980s icon with "Girls Just Want to Have Fun," but the singer still knows how to have a good time.
Her latest fun diversion is "To Memphis, With Love," a concert DVD...
| May 26, 2011
| 5:06 PM
Girls, as Cyndi Lauper has observed, just want to have fun, and the quintet of ladies comprising the new show "Girls Night: the Musical" certainly are having plenty of that at the Laguna Playhouse.
For those playgoers who love "Forever Plaid," the...
| Jul 31, 2011
Harvey Fierstein is getting impatient. He'd like the interview to go faster. Skip the compliments. Don't waste precious time laughing at his outrageous remarks. He's got stacks of writing to finish, songs to rehearse, and in a few days he leaves for Los...
| Nov 9, 2009
| 9:34 PM
During the second track of his latest album, Wyclef Jean relates the tale of an autograph-seeking fan mistaking him for Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am. It's an interesting illustration of how far below the radar the former Fugees frontman has......