| Aug 29, 2012
1572 N. Milwaukee Ave. 773-489-3160
It’s not the prettiest space in the city, and some of the rock acts can creep toward the “generic” label. Still, DD has been home to early shows from acts such as Kid Rock and The Killers;...
| Sep 12, 2012
| 6:05 AM
Steve Forbert w/Becky Kessler
Sept. 15, 7:30 p.m., $20, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, archstreettavern.com.
It's less than three minutes into a conversation with Mississippi songwriter Steve Forbert, and I've already...
| Apr 25, 2012
Like other 50-year-olds, Jackie Joyner-Kersee aches a bit the day after a vigorous workout. And she has noticed that her vision isn’t what it once was.
But Joyner-Kersee, one of the most accomplished and gracious female athletes in history, isn&...
| Feb 13, 2011
| 8:14 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los...
| May 1, 2011
The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special.
On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
| Sep 18, 2011
On a recent summer day at the Paramount lot, the five members of the group SuperHeavy played along to a recording of their first single, "Miracle Worker," as a camera crane swooped over an assembled crowd of a few hundred and the music boomed. Onstage...
| Jul 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
| Aug 19, 2010
Richard "Scar" Lopez, a founding member of Cannibal & the Headhunters, the East Los Angeles vocal group that scored a national hit in the mid-1960s with "Land of 1000 Dances," has died. He was 65.
Lopez died of lung cancer July 30 in a convalescent...
| Oct 11, 2010
Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s.
Burke died early Sunday morning of...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Jan 12, 2011
| 9:27 PM
COSTA MESA — The Orange County Performing Arts Center is no more.
From now on, it's the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and bears the name of the family that made it one of America's most respected performing arts venues.
The announcement was...
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...