| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The first song the broader world heard from the Beatles wasn't one of the pop-music gems that seemed to flow so effortlessly from the pens of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, nor was it any of their versions of American R&B and blues songs that were a...
| Oct 9, 2012
| 9:09 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Indie-rock has grown more introspective, bearded and brooding in recent years, which makes the thunderous music of Ty Segall seem all the more necessary. The San Francisco-based singer and multi-instrumentalist brings a crusader’...
| Nov 4, 2012
BOSTON — Major, sudden and tragic events create indelible images, mental snapshots that enable people, decades later, to recall where they were when they heard the news: the Sept. 11 attacks; the deaths of John Lennon and Diana, Princess of Wales;...
| Feb 6, 2013
PHOENIX — In less than three years, the Musical Instrument Museum has gained a reputation as a premier cultural destination in the Valley of the Sun, an area loaded with eclectic museums and galleries.
No, you don't need to play an instrument to...
| Dec 1, 2012
Inevitably this holiday season, my mom will tick through her shopping list and say with a sigh, "Your dad wants a book." Since I was a kid, my mom has teased my dad about the predictablity of this ritual, which usually involves the purchase of a brick-...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 3:22 PM
If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie's recently unearthed novel, "House of Earth," even after she'd agreed for it to be published. Having devoted much of 2012 to preparing events and projects surrounding the centennial of the...
| Dec 30, 2012
Strike a pose
If you're Madonna and you plan to stage the most fashionable Super Bowl halftime show in years, there's only one way to kick it off: Perform the 1990 smash hit "Vogue" as classic Vogue covers are projected on stage. The Queen of Pop's...
| Oct 10, 2012
It isn't always possible to meet your favorite star. In Los Angeles, you often settle for your star's star instead.
When you want to celebrate, when you want to mourn, you commune with your idol's brass and terrazzo stand-in.
The lucky stars are there...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:42 PM
Last week's "Survivor" was certainly disturbing as a contestant flipped out. The CBS reality show, at 8, offers this preview: "A shake-up with the tribes creates chaos and new alliances." Well, that's always been the story with "Survivor." If you want...
| Feb 9, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Chicago resident Jonas Friddle won the folk category in the 2012 John Lennon Songwriting Contest, and he and members of his band, Jonas Friddle and the Majority, performed it at the recent National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) show in......
| Mar 15, 2013
| 4:44 PM
THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NEW NUMBERS: Howard Wolowitz's friends rallied around him Thursday night, and fans of “The Big Bang Theory” flocked to the CBS sitcom. “Big Bang” was the most-watched show locally and nationally....