| Jul 26, 2011
| 7:43 AM
If you've never heard a note played by either Simon Dawes or Dawes, it's understandably very easy to get the two bands mixed up. After all, their names are very similar and lineup-wise, both are almost the same thing. But to Taylor Goldsmith, Simon...
| Apr 9, 2012
Do not read this interview with “Queens of Country” star Lizzy Caplan and picture her as moody Janis Ian from “Mean Girls.”
This year Caplan becomes a leading lady, not a sidekick. She not only delivers a knockout turn in “...
| Sep 19, 2011
| 10:17 AM
a. Blackbird: The Beatles
b. I Want to Break Free: Queen
c. Changing: The Airborne Toxic Event
d. Just the Way You Are: Billy Joel
e. Melt with You: Modern English
a. In Your Wildest Dreams:The Moody Blues
| Sep 29, 2011
| 1:40 PM
I really didn't think that Fox's "X Factor" could find more interesting people than it did the first week, but then I watched Wednesday's episode. It definitely gets better with time.
It's the second week of auditions, this time in Chicago and Seattle....
| Oct 18, 2011
| 10:43 AM
From the stirring, gospel-flavored intro of her inspiring reading of Des’ree’s 1994 hit “You Gotta Be” to the final bars of a highly distinctive, ethereal and moody remake of the Depeche Mode staple,“Enjoy The Silence,”...
| Aug 1, 2009
| 3:23 PM
Al Capone must have been paying attention in school the day the teacher recited "Paul Revere's Ride," one of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's famous poems:
"Listen, my children, and you shall hear
Of the midnight ride of Paul Revere …
One if by land,...
| Aug 2, 2010
| 10:20 AM
We had quite the day trip in LA. Let me tell you. One word for you guys: Hollywood. Craziness. I know what youre thinking, we get to travel around and play music for people, but this is where the real celebrities are. Im talking blow your mind star...
| Jan 23, 2009
David "Fathead" Newman, a jazz saxophonist who was a key member of Ray Charles' band for a dozen years and later became a high-profile session player, has died. He was 75.
Newman died Tuesday of pancreatic cancer at a hospital in Kingston, N.Y.,...
| Jan 24, 2009
Musician in Charles band
Leroy Cooper, 80, who played baritone saxophone for Ray Charles from the 1950s through the 1970s and at times served as bandleader for the R&B pianist, died of heart failure Jan. 15 at his home in Orlando, Fla., the...
| Jul 11, 2009
Tom Wilkes, a Grammy Award-winning art director and album cover designer whose work included albums for the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, Neil Young and other music legends, has died. He was 69.
Wilkes, who was diagnosed with a form of amyotrophic...
| Sep 23, 2007
Last in a series of stories exploring the creative process of the executives and producers who find and nurture talent.
"We go until it happens," rap producer Dr. Dre says about all the time he spends in the recording studio searching for hits, once as...
| Apr 26, 2009
Fiesta Cinco de Mayo
When, where: May 2 and 3, Old Town State Historic Park.
Highlights: Commemorate the Battle of Puebla with a weekend of music, food, displays and reenactments.
Info: (619) 233-5008, www.fiestacincodemayo.com...