| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Step into Jax Bar & Grill on Brand Boulevard any night that Steve Johnson’s Jazz Legacy band is on the stand and you’ll quickly notice the quintet’s full sound. Johnson’s trombone and Carl Randle’s tenor saxophone coalesce...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 7:50 AM
Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples will join forces at a concert in Portsmouth scheduled for Wednesday, June 13, promoters announced Monday.
Tickets for the show at the nTelos amphitheate¿r at Harbor Center go on sale Wednesday, Feb. 8. They will be priced...
| Jul 13, 2012
| 9:35 AM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
In the days leading up to the release of his major-label debut album, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam), R&B singer Frank Ocean announced that five years ago, when he was 19, he fell deeply in love with a man.
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Think of The Blues Brothers as the original soul revival act -- beating Amy Winehouse to the punch by a couple of decades. While the fictional band's concept and impact has been watered down by time and some awful sequels, the original film's still great....
| Feb 17, 2012
| 7:45 AM
Country music legend Willie Nelson will bring his honeyed voice and battered guitar to Newport News in May, promoters announced Friday.
Nelson will play the Ferguson Center for the Arts in Newport News on May 18. Tickets -- which range in price from...
| Feb 26, 2012
| 1:04 PM
When it comes to movie making...New Orleans is oscar gold. The Crescent City is rich in it's Oscar history. Many movies filmed in New Orleans in the past have been nominated and taken home Oscars.
Henry Griffin with the University of New Orleans' Film...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:00 AM
On a hot August Saturday — the 25th, to be exact — Eugene Urcan's idea of a good time will be to run up and down mountain trails for eight hours.
The La Cañada Flintridge resident isn't running because he's a glutton for punishment, though....
| Aug 13, 2012
| 7:53 AM
The London Olympics, not to mention the frequent mention of the long-ago Lake Placid Winter Olympics in connection with Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, has had me reminiscing about a close-to-home Olympian spectacle: the Special Olympics...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 12:30 PM
Anders Osborne was born in Uddevalla, Sweden in 1966, the son of a popular touring jazz drummer who would collect jazz, R&B and early rock reel-to-reel recordings from his travels for his son to absorb. As a teen, Anders connected with Ray Charles, Van...
| Mar 5, 2012
Emily Blunt wants to jump off a building.
Don’t worry; she’s just talking about taking on an action role, which she hasn’t had a chance to do yet. “Something where I have to wear a wire,” the English actress says with a...
| Apr 20, 2012
Nicole Boudreau stares intently into the camera, lip-synching along with a booming recording of herself as the name of her band glitters in bright lights behind her. This music video for the Royalty’s addictive song “Bartender” isn&...
| Dec 3, 2012
Mickey Baker, an exceptional 1950s session guitarist who played on hundreds of recordings, helping to transform rhythm and blues into rock 'n' roll, died Tuesday at his home near Toulouse, France, according to French media reports. He was 87.
A cause of...