| May 31, 2012
| 2:28 PM
When Kristin Hanggi picked up the script for a new musical last fall, good vibrations must have been in the air. She was even getting excitations.
The script was for "Surf the Musical," a new show being developed in Las Vegas that's drawn from and...
| Jun 11, 2012
| 6:40 AM
Over ten years, Norfolk's Ted Constant Center has presented some of the biggest names in American music. Acts including Green Day, Bob Dylan, Stevie Wonder, Elton John, the Black Keys and Alison Krauss have all played there.
In the fall, the 9,100-seat...
| Jun 14, 2012
Zero stars (out of four)
Some things that might be worth noting when making a musical inspired by the attitude and sleaze of 1987 L.A. hair metal:
>> Just because someone loves rock ‘n’ roll doesn’t mean they include the phrase “...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 1:28 AM
Tom Cruise went from jumping on Oprah’s couch, to jumping on Alec Baldwin’s stage at the Bourbon Room (the old Whiskey A-Go-Go) on the Sunset Strip.
Walking into the screening, I heard one critic say “Why would Tom Cruise want to do...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 6:14 PM
“Rock of Ages” is adapted from a stage musical that — in the manner of “Mamma Mia” and “Jersey Boys” — uses a story as an excuse to resurrect bygone hits with emotional resonance for an aging demographic....
| Sep 17, 2012
| 6:19 AM
When AMERICAN IDOL’s 12th season debuts in January 2013, superstar judge Mariah Carey - the best-selling female recording artist of all time – and returning judge Randy Jackson, a Grammy Award-winning producer whose expertise and beloved...
| Sep 26, 2012
| 5:46 AM
Journey's Neal Schon takes part in a question-answer session in Classic Rock Magazine No.176, on sale now. He says: “The last time I spoke to Steve Perry face-to-face was when we did the Hollywood Walk of Fame eight years ago. It was good –...
| Sep 30, 2012
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories.
"The cab drivers call this...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 5:11 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Stop us if you've heard this one before: HBO dominated the Emmy nominations announced Thursday morning, picking up 81 nods for viewer favorites such as "Boardwalk Empire" and "Game of Thrones" as well as comedy newcomers "Girls" and "Veep."...
| Apr 23, 2012
Top Hot 100 Song:
”Rolling in the Deep” by Adele
”Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, Lauren Bennett, and Goonrock
”Moves Like Jagger” by Maroon 5 and Christina...
| Mar 8, 2013
| 5:15 AM
They may never stop believin’, but Journey may have stopped recording new albums, according to keyboardist Jonathan Cain. In a recent interview, Cain surmised, “We’re not convinced the market will bear another CD from us, y’know?...
| Mar 7, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Truth: My lifelong Cubs fandom doesn't make me biased against “Don't Stop Believin',” a documentary about the new-ish frontman for massive ’80s rock band Journey, whose iconic song became the theme for the 2005...