| Sep 23, 2008
Charlie Haden Family & Friends (Decca)
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The stereotypical disconnect between the worlds of jazz and country music was beautifully crystallized many years ago when celebrated drummer Buddy Rich was in the hospital. Just before going into surgery,...
| Nov 10, 2008
The nominees for the 35th Annual People's Choice Awards were announced on Monday (Nov. 10), providing their usual populist contrast to the Emmys, Oscars and Grammys.
While the Oscars may be prone to honoring things like "No Country For Old Men" and the...
| Apr 10, 2008
Lionel Richie didn't dance on the ceiling, and Steve Miller didn't fly like an eagle, but both veterans seemed pretty thrilled to pick up lifetime achievement honors at a music industry awards show in Hollywood on Wednesday.
Richie and Miller received...
| Apr 12, 2008
What advice do you suppose Mariah Carey will have for the "American Idol" contestants Wednesday when she appears on the show as a mentor, part of the media blitz launching the follow-up to her big comeback album, 2005'...
| Apr 24, 2008
Madonna "Hard Candy" (Warner Bros. Records) * * *
Before "Hard Candy," her 11th studio album, due out Tuesday, Madonna had never before opened her legs for an album cover. Two decades ago, her patchouli-scented belly adorned the sleeve of the intimate...
| Jun 3, 2008
Weezer "Weezer" (DGC/Interscope) * * * 1/2
THE PAIRING of Weezer and producer Rick Rubin seemed like a no-brainer, but their first issue, 2005's "Make Believe," lacked the hoped-for chemistry between L.A.'s nerd-rock kings and a studio guru who has...
| Jun 9, 2008
"Tha Carter III" (Cash Money/Universal Motown Records)
When you call yourself "the greatest rapper alive," championship seasons aren't just expected, they're required. Lil Wayne knows this well, having spent the last three years crowing...
| Jun 9, 2008
For those of you worried that "Randy Jackson Presents: America's Best Dance Crew" judge Shane Sparks wouldn't be appearing on FOX's "So You Think You Can Dance," rest easy. The fan favorite will be making time for both.
Avid viewers of the "SYTYCD"...
| Mar 23, 2008
By all appearances, "The Pussycat Dolls Present: Girlicious" is like any other competitive reality show. The grand prize is a spot in a new group, contestants must face a judges' panel, and celebrities such as N'Sync's JC Chasez are treated like royalty....
| Dec 6, 2007
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Kanye West received a leading eight Grammy nominations Thursday, and the troubled singer Amy Winehouse received six.
Other top nominees included the Foo Fighters, Jay-Z, Rihannna, Paul McCartney, T-Pain and Timbaland.
Both West and Winehouse were...
| Jan 25, 2008
Park City, Utah
MELONIE DIAZ is excited, anxious, overwhelmed, joyous, overstimulated and super-happy. "It's bananas," the 23-year-old actress proclaims, seeing the hundreds-strong mob lined up in the snow for the Sundance premiere of her first studio...
| Feb 10, 2008
She's had huge success by crooning about not crying, but Fergie may shed some tears if she wins a Grammy.
Nominated for best female pop vocal performance for "Big Girls Don't Cry," the singer stands a very good chance of leaving her mark on the golden...