| Oct 9, 2012
| 5:53 AM
Baltimore’s Nelly’s Echo made his second — and unfortunately last — appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” Monday night, as contestants entered into the battle rounds and some, sadly, went home.
| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness.
It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
| Aug 29, 2012
| 5:06 AM
For the siblings of the Mississippi trio the Band Perry, there's always been something special about the fair.
On "Walk Me Down the Middle," a love song from the group's 2010 self-titled album, lead singer Kimberly Perry instructs a boyfriend to "walk me...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:46 PM
If resurrecting Jimi Hendrix proves impossible, I'm going with the Dixie Chicks, who taught America that criticizing the president and singing a truly beautiful version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" are not mutually exclusive acts.
| Feb 18, 2011
| 4:22 PM
Here's Janell on last night's Idol:Things are getting real, y’all. It’s the final day of Hollywood week, and all 100 remaining contestants get one final solo, with a band, backup singers, instruments, the works. Or not.We start with Haley...
| Nov 28, 2011
| 10:07 AM
Our list of everything going on the week of 11/28-12/4
Basketball Wives LA: Reunion, Part 2 (special; 8 p.m.; VH1)
Top 40 (special; 8 p.m.; BBC America)
Bored to Death (season finale; 9 p.m.; HBO)
The Closer (mid-season premiere; 9 p....
| Dec 27, 2011
As fans of the late Christopher Hitchens cycle through the five stages of grief, it's interesting to see which of his opinions can still inspire the kind of anger that is unlikely to ever fade into acceptance. There are, of course, the obvious candidates:...
| Oct 3, 2011
| 12:23 AM
Since the late '90s, Mates of State have been a staple of the indie rock world. The husband-and-wife duo consists of Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner, who combine keyboard, drums and vocals to create energetic harmonies. Over the past 14 years, the Lawrence,...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:56 AM
Buddy Miller and Jim Lauderdale are a couple of Nashville mavericks who’ve written, sang, played on or produced some of the best records of the last 25 years. They’re best friends who live just a few blocks from each other in Nashville, and...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 7:47 AM
On Monday, the ladies of “The Bachelor” mansion embarked on “a worldwide journey to find love with Sean” -- one that began in … Montana.
Yeah, the remaining 11 women didn’t seem overjoyed when Chris Harrison told them...
| Jan 17, 2013
*** (out of four)
The moral of the story, among many others in “West of Memphis,” is that there’s always more to the story. This controversial case would have been totally different if not for turtles. (You’ll see.)
| Oct 18, 2012
| 12:13 PM
Google the word “love” and you’ll get 8 billion results. Apparently it’s a popular subject. Taylor Swift has never needed a search engine to tell her this.
Since her major label debut at the age of 16, Swift has rocketed to...