| Feb 24, 2013
The Academy Awards bring out the critic in everyone. It starts when the nominations are announced — "Whaddya mean, Ben Affleck wasn't nominated?" — and lasts long after Oscar night. That annual ritual takes place Sunday night and will be...
| Mar 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with such top-tier talent as Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most revered figures in the music business, died Saturday. He was 79.
He died of complications from pneumonia...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Apr 19, 2013
| 11:02 AM
There's no honor among thieves - except for Jason Statham's title character, that is - in this well-executed melodrama based on novels by veteran crime writer Donald Westlake, who used the alias Richard Stark for them.
Parker is a member of a robbery...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 12:20 PM
It’s one of the enduring mysteries of pop music. How something so slight and disposable, a three-minute tune — songs written about fleeting and often trivial teenage emotions — can still somehow be so long-lasting and deep. Doc Pomus,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 3:55 PM
Elvis Presley called him up in the middle of the night to thank him for a song. John Lennon went to a banquet just so he could sit next to him. Dion said meeting with him was like "being inside a cubicle with a piano and a genius." His name was Jerome...
| Oct 15, 2013
Darker Than Blue, Casey Jenkins' white-tablecloth soul-food cafe on Greenmount Avenue, will close at the end of October. The restaurant's last day is Oct. 31, according to Jenkins.
"We've been able to outgrow our current location," Jenkins said of his...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:08 AM
These are hard times for PBS. Vast changes in technology and lifestyle, coupled with withering economic forces and timid leadership, threaten the existence of public television as we’ve known it for the past 43 years.
So on the rare occasions these...
| Oct 11, 2013
If Casey Abrams has his way, the Top 10 contestant on the 2011 season of “American Idol” ill play venues the size of Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope, where he plays tonight, for the rest of his career. “I’m......
| Aug 29, 2013
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Silvertide at Sands Bethlehem Event Center, Scott Weiland at Mount Airy Casino in Mount Pocono and Elvis Costello at State Theatre in Easton are among more than 30......