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  • Ann Powers: Inspiration comes hard to most of the Idols

     
    " Inspiration" is a synonym for taking in a vital breath. Pious folk in medieval times used it to describe being touched by God and directed to speak. These definitions honor the intensity of the experience, the way whatever inspires us can take over...
  • Alexi's woes, another view

     
    RIch Miller begs to differ with my post yesterday on Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Alexi Giannoulias: People were telling Giannoulias to get off the ticket four years ago when he ran for treasurer against Speaker Madigan’s choice. He kept moving........
  • Big babies + big chickens = minus $13 billion

     
    Illinois is running a $13 billion budget deficit. What to do? Raise taxes? Just under 10 percent of respondents to a recent poll commissioned by the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute at Southern Illinois University (click here for .pdf file......
  • Peter Gabriel at the Bowl, with full orchestra, tonight

     
    Never one to shy away from trying something new, Gabriel eschews both drums and guitars in favor of an orchestra and vocals on his latest release, "Scratch My Back." He'll perform material from that album, which covers artists such as David Bowie, Paul...
  • Live review: Peter Gabriel at the Hollywood Bowl

     
    It’s all too easy in the age of “American Idol” to forget just how profoundly powerful music can be in the hands of an absolute master like Peter Gabriel. The veteran British artist — one of the select few in......
  • BMI 2010 Awards: John Fogerty, Taylor Swift, RedOne honored at annual songwriters ceremony

     
    After accepting the imposingly named BMI Icon Award on Tuesday night, rocker John Fogerty strapped on a guitar and blazed like a bullet train through a brief sampling of the even more imposing songbook that earned him the career honor......
  • James McMurtry melds literature and lyrics

    James McMurtry melds literature and lyrics
    For a long time, James McMurtry was skeptical of the whole notion that songs could be described as literary. He figured it was just a label that journalists stuck on him because his father was the novelist Larry McMurtry, author of "Lonesome Dove" and...
  • Backstage at Grammys with a man in the know

    Backstage at Grammys with a man in the know
    "Excuse me, could you turn down the music? I mean, I like Sinatra, but. . . ." The waiter at the Italian restaurant gave the customer, Ken Ehrlich, a puzzled look before shrugging and walking off in search of a volume knob. Even when he's sitting...
  • Phil Ramone's 34th Grammy nomination

    Phil Ramone's 34th Grammy nomination
    PHIL RAMONE, who has 14 Grammys at home, was dubbed "the Pope of Pop" some years ago and though it's not the sleekest of nicknames it does capture one defining attribute of his career -- Ramone's long résumé is densely packed with divine studio moments....
  • Paul McCartney to be feted with Gershwin Prize at White House

     
    Stevie Wonder, Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Jack White, Jerry Seinfeld, the Jonas Brothers and others will pay tribute to Paul McCartney at the White House on June 2 when the ex-Beatle is feted as the latest recipient of the Library......
  • Gold Derby nuggets: Sandra Bullock returning to red carpet? | Can Cannes boost Oscar hopes? | Tonycast details

     
    • Sandra Bullock may actually be on hand to collect a golden popcorn bucket or two at the MTV Movie Awards on June 6. Ted Casablanca and John Boone deliver the scoop: "While nothing is confirmed, a fashionable source spills that Sandra's stylist has...
  • Yoko Ono announces Plastic Ono Band shows at the Orpheum

     
    Yoko Ono's long-running Plastic Ono Band, which she and Sean Ono Lennon revived last year after a long hiatus, has announced two nights of concerts at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown L.A. The shows will be a reprise of the......