| Jun 3, 2015
| 7:55 AM
"Let's Wait Awhile"? Not really. Janet Jackson is releasing her first album in seven years this fall.
The pop icon said on her website Wednesday that the album, not yet titled, will be released on her own label, Rhythm Nation Records, via Bertelsmann...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 6:25 PM
Ciara appears to be at an impasse.
An R&B siren whose first introduction to listeners came through the stereo-rattling thumpers of 2004's "Goodies," Ciara has pushed out enough sweat-inducing grooves to score the perfect club or gym playlist. But she'...
| May 16, 2015
| 12:32 PM
Janet Jackson is returning to music.
The iconic pop diva surprised fans late Friday night by announcing comeback plans, which include a new album and a world tour.
“I promised you’d hear it from my lips and now you will. This year: new...
| May 7, 2015
| 4:10 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:
1. RADIO 104.5 BIRTHDAY BASH
Philadelphia alternative radio station WRFF-FM 104.5 always has an impressive lineup of headliners for its annual Birthday Bash concert.
This year’s eighth edition...
| May 3, 2015
| 5:50 PM
The Los Angeles Fire Department has been hit with a steady stream of personnel lawsuits over the last decade, some of them extraordinarily expensive.
The City Council spent $1.5 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit filed by a black firefighter who...
| Apr 22, 2015
| 7:20 AM
A couple of years ago at C2E2, during the second edition of the Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo at McCormick Place, I bought a small terra cotta pot from an older man seated at a table. He never looked at me; he worked for the duration of our...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 10:40 AM
Midway through “The Voice” Top 10 performance show on Monday night, Carson Daly said what we’d all been thinking.
“Something [is] going on tonight, ladies and gentlemen,” the host observed, as 16-year-old Koryn Hawthorne,...
| Mar 31, 2015
| 1:42 PM
Jennifer Lopez is still inspired by Selena Quntanilla Perez two decades after her death.
The "American Idol" judge, who notably played the late Tejano singer in the 1997 biopic "Selena," reflected on the "tragedy" of the young star's passing and "why...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 12:56 PM
The doubt lingered in Navasha Daya's head for months.
The Baltimore-via-Cleveland singer/songwriter had spent years helping to grow the fan base of her Afrocentric neo-soul group Fertile Ground, but after a messy break-up in 2010, Daya had to figure out...
| Mar 7, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Deerhoof, "What Have You Done for Me Lately" (Polyvinyl). The oblong guitar pop of the San Francisco quartet moves in wildly divergent directions depending on variables known only to members Greg Saunier, John Dieterich, Satomi Matsuzaki and Ed...
| Feb 4, 2015
| 2:16 PM
Last week, deep drifts of cold snow buried my domestic universe. Within them were specks of dust from treated roads and residues of carbon from exhaust. Flinging this stuff around my inner space with a shovel reminded me of last year's noteworthy comet...