| Mar 11, 2013
**1/2 (out of four)
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...
| May 22, 2012
| 4:46 PM
The deaths of disco legends Robin Gibb of the Bee Gees and Donna Summer brought out the best of society on social media. Just kidding—Twitter users even managed to rewrite history by declaring that Donna Summer sang “I Will Survive.”...
| May 23, 2012
| 11:37 AM
A few things to keep in mind when it comes to my take on Haley Reinhart: I've never watched a full episode of "American Idol" and female vocalists readily described as "old souls" kinda drive me nuts.
The basic facts: Reinhart is young, from Chicago...
| May 24, 2012
| 3:46 PM
When Green Cube Gallery owner Sejla Holland reached out to Bosnian artist Harun Mehmedinovic for "Bosnian Born," he remarked that he hadn't seen such an exhibit done before.
And when Mehmedinovic, 29, looked over the exhibiting artists lineup, curious if...
| Oct 17, 2012
In her native England where her new album “Fall to Grace” debuted at number two, Paloma Faith performs to an average of 5,000 people. She recently played for a crowd of 40,000 as part of a BBC radio event, also featuring Emeli Sande and Jessie...
| Jul 20, 2012
| 6:43 AM
Think of The Blues Brothers as the original soul revival act -- beating Amy Winehouse to the punch by a couple of decades. While the fictional band's concept and impact has been watered down by time and some awful sequels, the original film's still great....
| 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...
| Nov 13, 2012
| 8:20 AM
After the disappointing culling last week, we're down to the final 12, and from here on out, only audience votes will help our favorites move through -- no more coaches' saves.
I’m running out of things to say about these musicians, so here’s...
| Nov 26, 2012
| 11:57 AM
A play about Amy Winehouse has been abruptly canceled after her father reportedly withheld permission for the production to use the late singer's music and photographs of her.
"Amy" was scheduled to start performances Jan. 30 at the Royal Danish Theatre...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 5:24 AM
Patti Smith has a soft spot for Baltimore, dating back to the early '80s, when she and her husband would visit the city for soft-shell crabs and beer.
These days, she "hardly ever" gets to play in Charm City, so when her current tour gave her a day off...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 5:45 AM
They tried to make me go to rehab. I said no, no, no.
The Amy Winehouse lyrics are fitting for this episode in which Damon tries to help Stefan with his drinking problem. And I’m talking about blood, not alcohol.
Stefan seemingly has two...