| Feb 27, 2012
| 8:17 PM
Finally, the last week of blind auditions on NBC’s “The Voice.”
At the start of this episode, teams helmed by Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina Aguilera and Blake Shelton had precious few spots left for the taking. Cee Lo had the...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 5:24 PM
It saddens and pains me to say it, but the granddaddy of all Halloween theme park events has gotten tired, old and complacent.
After 39 years, Halloween Haunt at Knott's Berry Farm looks like a creaky, middle-aged zombie that's lost its will to rise from...
| Oct 13, 2011
| 5:52 AM
Last month, Tony Bennett became the oldest recording artist to hit No. 1 on the Billboard Album charts, thanks to "Duets II," featuring his collaborations with the likes of Lady Gaga, Andrea Bocelli, Norah Jones, Michael Buble and the late Amy Winehouse....
| Dec 28, 2012
| 10:41 AM
Wanda Jackson, the pioneering rockabilly singer who headlines New Year’s Eve at Double Door, says working with Jack White and Justin Townes Earle on her two latest albums was not her idea.
“I sometimes wonder myself,” Jackson says with...
| Dec 30, 2012
Designer merry go round
Stefano Pilati was out at Yves Saint Laurent and in at Ermenegildo Zegna. Versus, Azzaro and Vionnet lost their designers, and Jil Sander was back in at Jil Sander, after Raf Simons left that label for Dior. Nicolas Ghesquière...
| Aug 4, 2012
| 7:33 PM
It's hard to think of a more harrowing inspiration for a band than that of Sierra Leone's Refugee All Stars. The West African group met in a Guinean refugee camp after fleeing the brutal, decade-long civil war in their native Sierra Leone. But rather than...
| 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...
| 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...