| Mar 29, 2011
| 2:43 PM
There is a naughty nickname associated with the music of the late Luther Vandross, reflecting the accepted wisdom that his silky voice never fails to leave silky undergarments on the rug. So if you're going to create a show based on vignettes of couples...
| Apr 20, 2011
| 9:31 PM
Music of the 21st century was the theme tonight on "American Idol." The headline: The judges got a little tough. That's progress.
In a running gag, the finalists joked about one another. They wore a Casey Abrams beard, and they made fun of Lauren...
| Jan 9, 2011
A verdant acre in the residential heart of Beverly Hills is the setting for a contemporary home with Old World flair designed by architect-to-the stars Harold "Hal" Levitt.
Levitt's design combines modern elements such as geometric skylights, generous...
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:53 PM
Professional Experience: Like a lot of people, I began my television career working in production. My first gig was running audio and robotic studio cameras at WOOD-TV in Grand Rapids, Michigan. I was there for a little over three years before moving on...
| 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,”...
| Nov 4, 2011
| 10:18 AM
Most arts organizations have carefully worded mission statements, filled with arty buzzwords and forged by groups. Chicago's Black Ensemble Theater's mission statement was written by one woman and just gets right down to it: "to eradicate racism."
| Nov 7, 2011
Editor's note: The Divabetic program scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 10, has been canceled.
The late singer-songwriter Luther Vandross could measure his success in numbers — the number of chart-topping hits, the number of albums sold, the number...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 1:50 PM
Richard Marx is an artist who writes what he feels.
At the age of 23, the Illinois native had been in the entertainment industry long enough to know that nothing was sacred in L.A.
"I already had kind of a chip on my shoulder," he recalled last week...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:09 PM
Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl" on Fox
Q: What initially told you that "New Girl" was something you'd like to do, potentially for a long time?
A: (Series creator) Liz Meriwether and I have a special sort of weird connection. The stuff she writes, I really...
| Nov 13, 2011
| 11:26 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Drake, the melancholy hustler with a conscience, is back drunk-dialing former girlfriends and mourning the ones who got away. Jay-Z he is not.
Hip-hop’s hard-core faithful don’t know what to make of him; he’s too...
| Oct 9, 2009
| 4:34 PM
The musician lets his avant-garde tendencies soar with the Calder Quartet. Andrew W.K. had just finished a piano-and-string-quartet version of his pop-metal hit "Party Hard" on Thursday night when a young man from the audience bum-rushed the stage at...
| Feb 13, 2009
He's a 22-year-old singer/songwriter with a lot of soul.
From recording cover songs with his guitar using a webcam in his bedroom to releasing a self-titled album just last Tuesday, Ben Deignan has far to go. Inspired by Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gay, U2 and...