| Nov 6, 2012
| 7:08 AM
It's safe to say most political rallies don't end in a gigantic line dancing party, but that's exactly what unfolded Monday night as Stevie Wonder concluded a free pro-Barack Obama concert with his classic hit "Superstition."
The floor of Scope in...
| Aug 24, 2012
| 9:43 AM
Victoria Justice, star of Nickelodeon's hit TV show "Victorious," will perform at Busch Gardens in Williamsburg on Sunday evening, part of a six-week tour of theme parks and state fairs.
Justice, 19, is touring with a five-piece band and drawing...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 11:25 PM
When it comes to death with celebrities, you get weird reactions. If it’s somebody like Amy Winehouse, you might hear somebody cavalierly say “It figures.”
If it’s Phyllis Diller, the response might be “Wasn’t she in...
| Jul 10, 2011
We live in a pop age gone loco for retro and crazy for commemoration. Band reformations and reunion tours, tribute albums and box sets, anniversary festivals and live performances of classic albums: Each new year is better than the previous year for music...
| Sep 11, 2011
By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show.
"Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...
| Dec 28, 2010
Long before she became an '80s funk-pop infanta, or Rick James' protégé and lover, Teena Marie was a Motown-enamored schoolgirl in one of L.A.'s last historic black enclaves.
The singer-songwriter, who died Sunday at her Pasadena home at age 54, grew...
| 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.
| Aug 22, 2010
As we near the fall season, we can't help but feel a little back-to-school-ish — a programmed impulse to show up looking our shiny new best. This is a good time to take stock of summer sins: the bevy of barbequed hamburgers, platefuls of Kettle...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 1:17 PM
Toxicology reports show Amy Winehouse did not have drugs in her system, according to a statement by the "Back to Black" singer's family. The results, which have not yet been publicly released, indicated that there was alcohol present in her body at the...
| Dec 10, 2010
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...