| Feb 1, 2013
| 7:56 AM
Stop what you're doing, take a deep breath, and absorb this news: R. Kelly a.k.a. The King a.k.a. Kelz a.k.a. the Poet Laureate of the People, will be one of the headliners at this year's Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park.
The three-day festival...
| Feb 1, 2013
| 10:19 AM
Bjork, R. Kelly and Belle and Sebastian were announced Friday as headliners for the 2013 Pitchfork Music Festival.
The Chicago summer fest will have a little “je ne sais what” from its headline acts, which span a range of tastes and sounds,...
| Jan 14, 2013
| 4:23 AM
After squealing at a very suspect decibel for three solid minutes, it hit me that I didn't know what I wanted when I heard that Justin Timberlake was coming back. He's provided a lot of classic moments in music (I know, the "c" word applied to the guy who...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:35 PM
R. Kelly wrote a song for Sandy Hook called "I Know You Are Hurting." Take a listen.
Kelly also wrote a song for the victims of Virginia Tech back in 2007.
| Dec 19, 2012
| 11:10 AM
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One of the ironically timeless issues with the rap genre is how its artists deal with aging. Rockers can gracefully mature with time, or, in the case of the Rolling Stones, just never ever ever ever go away. But in hip-hop, whose topics...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 10:45 PM
1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy
The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You)
| Mar 28, 2013
Sometimes the predictable revolving door of lousy pop culture deserves the eye rolls it generates. Unless you totally loved the latest “Die Hard” sequel?
In many ways, though, the first three months of 2013’s entertainment offerings...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 10:29 AM
"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
| Nov 21, 2012
Singer Tamia has two sold out shows at Madison Square Garden with R. Kelly. She stops by to talk about her album, family and living with M.S.
She also has a new album "Beautiful Surprise" which was released to great reviews from People, AP, New York...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 10:41 AM
"Trapped in the Closet" is back in a big way.
Five years after he dropped the last chapter of his serial narrative of sex, lies and singing, R. Kelly returned Oct. 17 with Chapter 23 to continue the epic story of Sylvester, Rufus, Rosie The Nosey...
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:53 PM
An experienced presence in her native New Zealand, Kimbra bent American ears -- and quite a few of them -- earlier this year as the female voice on Gotye's Hot 100-topping "Somebody That I Used to Know." But that acoustic quirk-pop hit only hints at a bit...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 10:16 AM
First filmed in 1976, this familiar-plotted but still entertaining musical drama offers showcase roles for two singers-turned-actresses: Season 6 "American Idol" winner Jordin Sparks as the breakout member of a group of singing siblings and, in her...