| Jul 27, 2013
Tenor saxophonist Ron Blake has been visiting Chicago's clubs and concert halls for more than two decades, in the early days backing fellow young lions such as trumpeter Roy Hargrove and bassist Christian McBride, as well as jazz eminences such as drummer...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:23 PM
“I couldn’t wait for the summer and The Warped Tour,” blink-182 sang in 2001’s “The Rock Show,” the first single off its No. 1 “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.” A dozen years later, it’s still true....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Universal and Imagine Entertainment have greenlit the long-gestating James Brown biopic after tapping "42" star Chadwick Boseman to play the legendary artist known as the "godfather of soul."
"The Help" director Tate Taylor is helming the pic with...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 10:53 AM
Chadwick Boseman, who played Jackie Robinson in "42," will portray James Brown in an untitled biopic of the soul singer.
"The Help" director Tate Taylor will helm the Universal Pictures movie from a script by "Fair Game" writers Jez and John-Henry...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Universal has scheduled James Brown pic "Get On Up" for Friday Oct. 17, 2014.
Pic stars "42" thesp Chadwick Boseman as the iconic soul singer. "The Help" helmer Tate Taylor will direct the film, which tells the life story of the man many called the...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Inside the North Hollywood prop house History for Hire, a technician clamps down a sheet of pearl finish plastic and cuts a strip to fasten around the wooden hoop of a Slingerland bass drum.
Another worker is busy rebuilding a black Ludwig drum to...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| May 20, 2013
The Downtowners, a senior-citizen choral ensemble from Orlando Lutheran Towers, return to Fringe with "Stayin' Alive III," featuring classic-hit songs to modern tunes.
The production opens with their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" called...
| Apr 28, 2013
| 7:19 PM
The breakout success of the Chicago rap scene last year—headlined by the buzz and controversy of Chief Keef--;exposed America to new faces creating sounds unfamiliar to the current rap landscape. Played-out narratives of cars, women, and money...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer.
Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...