| May 2, 2013
| 12:39 PM
The funeral service for country singer George Jones on Thursday in Nashville was as richly emotional as the songs with which he built his reputation as one of the greatest vocalists in country history, through sung and spoken tributes from a full slate of...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 2:07 PM
Well, the season is over. It ended somewhat anti-climactically with a predictable Kansas State win, a mediocre showing by Florida State against an inferior opponent, and a highly questionable decision that kept Georgia from playing for the title. (Spike...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Oct 22, 2012
| 9:44 AM
A couple decades ago, Garth Brooks ushered country music into the arena age. The latest in that lineage of turbo-charged country hunks is Jason Aldean.
By any commercial standard, Aldean is on a white-hot streak. As a touring act, Aldean has graduated...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 3:55 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Promising to lead without regard to politics or partisanship," Jackie Lacey was sworn in Monday as Los Angeles Countys first female and first African American district attorney.
Lacey, 55, giggled briefly as she raised her right hand for...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 9:40 AM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown and his fellow Democrats are on the cusp of a coveted supermajority in both the Assembly and Senate, giving them the rare power to raise taxes without any Republican support.
No single party has held such a supermajority in...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 1:23 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Veteran prosecutor Jackie Lacey was successful in her bid to become Los Angeles County's first African American and first female district attorney, building a commanding advantage over her rival, Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson.
| Sep 27, 2012
| 10:32 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has announced a new set of shows starting Oct. 18 and stretching into the spring of 2013. Shying away from indie rock, the series has steered toward acoustic, folk and bluegrass.
An exception is the legendary punk-ska-...
| Apr 2, 2011
Country music singer-songwriter
Mel McDaniel, 68, a husky-voiced country music singer-songwriter who had a No. 1 hit with "Baby's Got Her Blue Jeans On," died of lung cancer Thursday at his home in Hendersonville, Tenn., the Grand Ole...
| Sep 15, 2011
| 10:25 PM
Here come the would-be blockbusters. The music industry inevitably rolls out new releases by its biggest artists in the fall, just in time for holiday gift-giving. This year is no exception, with studio albums expected from Drake and Mary J. Blige; a host...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Kid Rock will be taking the stage Friday in Illinois, but not in Chicago like he did at the United Center and House of Blues in 2011.
No, the “Cowboy” and “All Summer Long” rocker will be performing on the Illinois Valley Regional...