| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Lady Gaga got plenty of applause at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last night, where a rowdy crowd of Little Monsters, dressed to kill in bras, wigs and short shorts, reveled in every song, word and profanity. And she reveled in the adoration....
| Jun 12, 2014
| 3:19 PM
"Aida," the ancient Egyptian love story set to an Elton John pop score, will be staged by Orlando's Clandestine-Arts, the troupe that staged "Sweeney Todd" in January.
Tim Rice ("Jesus Christ Superstar," "Evita," "Aladdin") wrote the lyrics for the...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thomas Dybdahl remembers the moment he knew his new album was going to be something special.
A real-deal pop star in his native Norway, the 35-year-old singer had come to Los Angeles to do what all real-deal pop stars eventually do: experiment with...
| May 18, 2014
| 1:26 PM
"Here's a song I wrote when I was working at Wilshire and Western," Billy Joel said Saturday during his first ever performance at the Hollywood Bowl, introducing "Piano Man" from 1973. The detail no doubt came as a surprise to many who consider Joel an...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Geographer's music may lean heavily on electronic textures, but there's nothing remotely robotic or distant about it; on "Myth," a full-length record from 2012, singer Michael Deni's voice soars above crashing drums and guitars, which subside once in a...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Many guests wore some form of pink -- in the form of a tiny pocket square if not a floor-length gown -- to the Hot Pink Party at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC on Monday night. Elizabeth Hurley hosted, and Sir Elton John and Sara Bareilles performed at the...
| May 2, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"ONE OF the things I wanted to explore (with my characters) is the whole issue of redemption. When can we be redeemed? Is redemption even possible? I don't have an answer. But when do we forgive people? ... How many good acts make up for a bad act? ......
| May 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A rock icon gets a fine (not to mention finely named) tribute in "Super Duper Alice Cooper." This cinematic bio of shock rock's founding father ultimately traces a somewhat standard rise/fall/redemption arc, with the major drama provided by the subject'...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Just two weeks after the Beatles' landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five — the Beatles' biggest rivals in the U.S. — had its own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 10:01 PM
Not many artists can get their name placed before that of superstar rapper Kanye West on a festival lineup, but piano man Elton John has received top-billing for the 2014 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. Other headliners at the four-day...
| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter.
Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Elton John knows a thing or two about ostentatious outfits, from fringed jumpsuits to oversize sunglasses to sparkly sequined jackets. Now he can apply that expertise to a newly announced animated film adaptation of the hit musical "Joseph and the Amazing...