| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories.
The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
| Feb 23, 2014
For a kid from Piqua, Ohio, Terri Hemmert was surprisingly unimpressed when she moved to the Chicago area to attend Elmhurst College in the late '60s. She saw Chicago as a bigger Dayton, Ohio.
"Then I discovered all that it had to offer: the music,...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:51 PM
On Jan. 1, concert promoter Goldenvoice posted a video online of a giant incandescent snail motoring its way around revelers at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Since then, Goldenvoice has been hinting at artists performing at its annual...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Grammy Awards will never be perfect, and maybe they shouldn't be. But that doesn't mean they don't matter.
After enduring years of dinosaur jokes and slumping ratings, the Recording Academy has successfully recast its showcase event as must-see-TV...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Public Enemy's Chuck D once rapped a pointed critique of the Grammy awards. Loose translation: They're not worth a hoot. I'm inclined to agree, but that doesn't mean they should be ignored. Grammys do reflect a certain kind of consensus. It's just that...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Two weeks ago, after Bethlehem’s Musikfest festival announced its fourth act and third country music offering with Keith Urban (Hunter Hayes later canceled), Lehigh Valley Music asked its readers who they would want to see headline a show at...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' official United States debut, when they first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show — the country's most watched television program — and lit a generation on fire. By the end of 1964, John Lennon,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the definition of "music" into sound-design territory and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Baltimore electro-maestro Dan Deacon will open for Arcade Fire, the Grammy-winning indie rock act from Montreal, on select dates of the band's Reflektor Tour, according to a press release and Deacon's Twitter account.
The dates are in March, and the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Mere days after police detained them in Sochi, Russia, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and other members of Pussy Riot were attacked by whip-wielding Cossacks in the same city on Wednesday, according to reports.
According to the Guardian and...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:01 AM
All hail the new monarch? On Friday, Lily Allen announced on "The Graham Norton Show" that she was going for broke and naming her next album "Sheezus." (You know, like the Kanye album? Get it? GET IT?) Instead of rolling our eyes and calling this the...