| Sep 21, 2013
| 4:22 AM
When it comes to Swedish bands that have big hits with their first singles, the prospects of longevity historically haven’t been strong. Icona Pop are Caroline Hjelt, left, and Aino Jawo Take, for example, Sweden’s Ace of Base with “All....
| Nov 9, 2012
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85.
Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
| Jul 19, 2013
MOUNT DORA — Writer and composer Lionel Bart fell for the charity and love that flourished amidst Victorian London's poverty and misery in Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" and turned it into the moving musical "Oliver!"
Bart kept the clear-eyed...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 11:24 AM
What follows are the favorite 10 albums of 2012 as chosen by Times pop music staffer Todd Martens:
1. Frank Ocean, “Channel Orange” (Def Jam). No doubt this is Ocean's moment, what with his Grammy nominations and the romantic topicality of...
| Oct 7, 2012
It took more than two years and several price cuts, but a compound in Malibu owned by now-divorced couple Mel Gibson and Robyn Moore Gibson has sold for $9,261,250. The property had been listed in March 2010 at $14.5 million.
The buyer is recently...
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:42 AM
The Oscars managed to pay tribute to the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film series without a single Bond ......
| Jun 1, 2013
| 4:22 PM
Pop princess-in-waiting Cher Lloyd was the headliner at radio station WKRZ-FM 98.5’s four-act Summer Smash concert at Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center on Friday, but it was fast-rising boy band Emblem3 that stole the show. Emblem3 in file...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 11:54 AM
As one Somali journalist is buried, a leading poet and comedian is slain: Hours after assassinated Somali radio journalist Mohamed Mohamud Turyare was buried Monday, gunmen killed one of Somalia's famous poets and radio comedians, Warsame Shire Awale,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 12:36 PM
Old Hickory gets a charge of anarchistic electricity in “Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson” at the Chance Theater in Anaheim Hills. This sublimely raucous take on Alex Timbers and Michael Friedman’s savage emo rock evisceration of American...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:46 AM
[This review originally ran on our pop culture blog, Below the Fold, on 7/9/13. We are reposting it here with information about the newly-announced Stamford screening.]
There is a template for the rock documentary about great underappreciated...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The two women of Deap Vally are really bummed out by the idea of a walk of shame. You know, the ritualistic morning skulk back home after hooking up with someone you probably won't call again.
They're not torn up about the hookup part, though. It's...
| Jun 11, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
"The Wack Album" represents the Lonely Island's first full-length album since the comedy trio (consisting of Andy Samberg, Jorma Taccone and Akiva Schaffer) ceased contributions to "Saturday Night Live." Without the group enjoying...