| Feb 2, 2012
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand."
Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
The Grammys cast aside their celebratory vibe Sunday to pay tribute to singer Whitney Houston, whose death over the weekend hung heavy over the 54th annual awards show.
Until Saturday, the pre-show drama had focused on Adele and how the six-time-...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:03 PM
Contemporary country singer Martina McBride returns this month to the Orange County Fair in support of her latest album, "Eleven."
McBride's "One Night" tour has been making stops at arenas and intimate theaters since the album's release in October. On...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 5:55 PM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (KTLA) -- Dick Clark underwent surgery for an enlarged prostate the day before he died.
According to his death certificate, Clark underwent a procedure on April 17 to cure "acute urinary retention due to benign prostatic hyperplasia."...
| Apr 23, 2012
| 6:14 AM
The mega-selling rock group Train, who had hits with "Drops of Jupiter," "Meet Virginia" and "Calling All Angels," makes their way to Mohegan Sun in Uncasville on August 19.
Tickets go on sale Friday, April 27 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster and at the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:32 PM
Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean and Taylor Swift are taking over the world…literally. All three artists received the most nominations out of any country artists at the upcoming World Music Awards. Jason and Taylor received six, while Carrie got...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 9:43 AM
After her blind audition for NBC's singing competition "The Voice," Chicago native De'Borah became one of the show's most talked-about acts, both for her visceral rendition of Train's "Hey Soul Sister" and her coming-out declaration. RedEye talked with...
| Oct 7, 2010
| 9:33 PM
Now that the Grammy Awards' eligibility period is over, I asked our Gold Derby pundits to pipe in. First to do so is Darrin "DoubleD" Dortch, who sizes up the race for record of the year this way: I'd be stunned if "Need You Now," "Bad Romance" and...
| Feb 4, 2011
| 4:22 AM
Iâm going to be honest and say that Musikfest surprised me yesterday afternoon when, after announcing that morning that Steve Miller would be the first announced act at the new Sands Steel Stage main venue this year, they said a......
| Feb 13, 2011
| 9:32 PM
On the Grammy Awards red carpet with "Glee" stars Mark Salling, Naya Rivera and Matthew Morrison....
| Feb 14, 2011
| 4:22 PM
The bad news for me, I suppose, is that of the 11 categories in which I picked a winner for Sunday’s 53rd annual Grammy Awards, I was right in only five. The good news is that, I wasn’t really wrong.......
| Feb 17, 2011
| 9:24 PM
“American Idol” concluded its Hollywood round Wednesday with a new strategy that’s reminiscent of the story of “The Emperor’s New Clothes”: Even though viewer can clearly see the contestants are naked of any vocal...