| Jan 13, 2013
| 4:00 AM
I suddenly find myself concerned about my blackness.
It had never occurred to me to worry about it before. Then came the incident last month on ESPN's "First Take" program that initially got commentator Rob Parker suspended and then, last week, fired...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 2:41 PM
Youman Fullard Sr., who fulfilled a lifelong dream when he and his wife took over ownership of the Yellow Bowl Restaurant and turned it into one of the city's most sought-after soul food destinations, died Sunday of complications from Alzheimer's...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 6:58 AM
Voicing disappointment over Grammy nominations is similar to complaining to your friends at recess that your 70-year-old teacher just "doesn't get it." In other words, it's pointless, other than feeling slightly better that you made the injustice known to...
| Feb 8, 2012
Welcome to the Adele show. Just as she dominated radio this past year, Adele will likely walk away with a handful of shiny gramophones on Sunday night (8 p.m., WJZ/CBS). But this is show business - there are no guarantees (except that host LL Cool J...
| Sep 29, 2011
| 12:53 PM
[Ed. note: No running diary this time. I was judging a Battle of the Bands for WPOC in Hanover aka doing my best Simon Cowell impression, so I didn't get home until 8:40 p.m. I watched a DVR-ed version. The obvious good news of the night is the auditiions...
| Sep 12, 2002
Coming this fall: The Drama of the Troubled Diva.
For the next four months, many of pop's juiciest plot lines will feature female singers struggling back from the brink. They include Whitney Houston, Christina Aguilera and TLC, all of whom have spent far...
| Feb 11, 2013
| 6:35 AM
Resilient youth was served at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Sunday, with relative newcomers such as Mumford & Sons, fun. and Gotye sweeping the major awards.
The Black Keys also enjoyed a banner night. The Nashville-via-Ohio rock duo won three Grammys,...
| Mar 20, 2013
| 4:24 AM
Tickets for increasingly eclectic country star Brad Paisley’s summer tour stop at the Cruzan Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach finally go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday.
The June 21 concert (it’s a Friday) is part of his “Beat This...
| Jan 29, 2013
| 3:16 PM
A 20-year-old man accused of breaking into actor Taye Diggs' Studio City home was charged Tuesday with first-degree burglary, officials said.
Hassan Omar Juna of Hollywood was scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday afternoon on the felony charge, the Los...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 6:26 PM
Hector Gonzalez straps a five-string bass guitar over his belly inside a music studio on a dreary stretch of Monterey Park. He plays as a smooth, prerecorded tenor joins a funky accordion through his headphones.
Trying to bite a bullet, or sometimes...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 5:54 AM
Four crew members were hospitalized after a Navy helicopter was involved in what officials called a "hard landing" at North Island Naval Air Station....
| Dec 12, 2012
| 3:42 PM
The baby delivery ward at Glendale Adventist Medical Center has been a hub of activity this morning, with eight babies born by midday on the very rare date of 12-12-12 -- the last time a triple-date sequence will be on the calendar this century....