| Oct 18, 2011
| 11:46 AM
Tuesday's as good a day as any to hunker down in front of the desktop and crank out some work. Here are some playlists to pass the time as you break down those figures for the boss.
Greil Marcus’ October Real-Life Rock Top Ten (from Believer...
| 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...
| 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 21, 2012
| 10:23 AM
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
| 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 12, 2012
| 10:16 AM
The first anniversary of Amy Winehouse's death is fast approaching. Since I myself just turned 28, I was celebrating not making it into the "27 Club" and decided to peruse Wikipedia's entry on the concept. There is a list of musicians who've kicked the...
| 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....