| Nov 18, 2011
| 8:39 AM
Even if you've never heard of Magazine or the Bad Seeds, you may appreciate the straight-ahead rock of Barry Adamson. He played bass with both those groups, but he's also a songwriter capable of writing some complex and hard-hitting tunes.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 6:42 PM
With Shakespearean flourishes and pogoing punk rockers, and featuring the actor who plays James Bond on service to his actual majesty, Queen Elizabeth, the United Kingdom opened the Olympic Games on Friday night in a hip and humorous fashion.
| Jul 28, 2012
La esperada ceremonia inaugural de los Juegos Olímpicos comenzó el viernes con una gran cuenta atrás y el tañido de una campana gigante, dando paso luego a una exuberante y excéntrica celebración de la historia, el arte y la cultura británica.
| Jul 27, 2012
| 9:06 PM
What plays well in a stadium doesn't always work so well on TV.
But if the in-person thumbs-up reviews out of London Friday were accurate, the opening ceremonies of the Summer Olympics were a winner on both fronts. By and large, the version shown for...
| Jul 28, 2012
| 10:45 AM
NBC posted the highest numbers ever for an Olympics opening ceremony held outside the U.S., garnering a 23.0 rating and 40 share for the primetime telecast, according to preliminary results released Saturday morning by Nielsen.
The figures are 28% higher...
| Jul 29, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Through a fortuitous series of events, because someone knew someone who knew someone, I watched Friday's remarkable opening ceremony of the London Olympic Games by way of the BBC — which is to say, without commercials or Ryan Seacrest and with...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 7:00 AM
Viewers who tuned into NBC's telecast of the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games got to see plenty of pomp and spectacle. But the time-delayed broadcast on Friday was missing a crucial segment -- a dance tribute created by British choreographer Akram...
| Aug 6, 2012
| 3:43 PM
STRATFORD, ONTARIO — Of all of William Shakespeare's plays, "Henry V" is the drama most often interpreted as patriotically British. In the 1944 film version, Laurence Olivier used the young king's inspiring St. Crispin's Day speech, with its soaring...
| Aug 12, 2012
| 7:22 PM
It must be true: All good things indeed must come to an end — a fireworks-strafing, confetti-showering and rock-god-reviving end if you're talking about the Summer Olympics that concluded Sunday.
"We lit the flame, and we lit up the world," said...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 11:21 AM
Some of the signature action films of Tony Scott, who authorities said died Sunday after leaping from the Vincent Thomas Bridge in San Pedro, had an unbilled but unforgettable character: music.
Scott blockbusters such as "Top Gun" and "Beverly Hills Cop...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 3:47 PM
The first wave of more than 2,000 acts is expected to descend Tuesday on Austin, Texas, for the annual music-business blowout that is the South by Southwest Music Conference: six days (and very late nights) of performances, speeches, parties, panel...