| Feb 10, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Fun., the quirky New York City band with a hip-hop-inspired approach to classic pop songwriting, was named best new artist at the 55th Grammy Awards Sunday, capping a whirlwind year in which its song "We Are Young" became an inescapable No. 1 smash.
| Feb 10, 2013
New York City group Fun. has won the song of the year trophy for “We Are Young,” its ubiquitous celebration of youth and desire at the 55th Grammy Awards in downtown Los Angeles. The ditty, which became a singalong anthem after it was released...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 10:27 AM
Shadow Morton, the songwriter and producer behind such 1960s pop classics as "Remember (Walking in the Sand)" and "Leader of the Pack" -- both recorded by the Shangri-Las -- is dead. According to the New York Times, Morton died Thursday in Laguna Beach;...
| Mar 11, 2013
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Though Wild Belle’s name suggests untamed beauty, the Chicago band’s music might better be thought of as a refining of ugliness. On the duo’s full-length debut, “Isles,” bitter feelings, heartbreaks and...
| Apr 2, 2013
Beyonce and Andre 3000 are working together on a cover of Amy Winehouse's "Back to Black" for the soundtrack of Baz Luhrmann's new movie "The Great Gatsby."...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
No one blockbuster event stood out in the year that's ending, but Hampton Roads experienced a strong year of music and theater.
The economy improved just a hair so that audience members felt a little more comfortable dipping into their wallets. The...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 11:37 AM
It’s a sad, but familiar story. Pronounced dead at 48 in her Beverly Hilton Hotel suite Feb. 11, Whitney Houston has become our latest candle in the wind. While toxicology tests will take weeks to confirm the true cause of her death, speculation...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 6:28 AM
I am not supposed to like Keller Williams. When I first became aware of the man, sometime in the late 1990s, I was at a loss to explain his burgeoning popularity. He struck me as just another one of those guys you see in the parking lot at a Phish show,...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 12:32 PM
There are so many big-voiced female British singers, it's hard to keep track of them.
There's Adele, out with new album "21," and there's Duffy, of the ubiquitous "Mercy."
Then there's Florence Welch and Elly Jackson, of La Roux, not to mention the ones...
| Apr 13, 2011
Duran Duran — the seminal 1980s music outfit that emerged from Birmingham, England, to dominate the global pop scene with cinematic music videos for a catalog of catchy, guitar-inflected, groove-laden synth pop hit singles — has endured.
| Apr 20, 2011
| 12:40 PM
A number of Republican aspirants to the White House in 2012 are garnering millions of media impressions by leveraging Fox News and other media outlets to fuel their ambitious goals. They don't realize it, but they are in danger of celebrity self-...