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  • Keystone pipeline decision could be delayed until after election

    The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project's environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the...
  • A few words with ... Zooey Deschanel, Darlene Love and Dr. Travis Taylor

    Zooey Deschanel of "New Girl" on Fox Q: What initially told you that "New Girl" was something you'd like to do, potentially for a long time? A: (Series creator) Liz Meriwether and I have a special sort of weird connection. The stuff she writes, I really...
  • Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls' ✭✭✭

    Album review: Alabama Shakes, 'Boys & Girls' ✭✭✭
    3 stars (out of 4) This still-green quartet was just a small-town northern Alabama bar band a year ago. Now Alabama Shakes is one of the most talked-about new rock acts thanks in part to some good fortune (an early anointing by Drive By Truckers’...
  • Yale Grad Da'Vine Joy Randolph Gets 'Whoopi' Role In Broadway's Musical 'Ghost'

    Yale Grad Da'Vine Joy Randolph Gets 'Whoopi' Role In Broadway's Musical 'Ghost'
    Da'Vine Joy Randolph says she's been guided by good and powerful spirits. There were the spirits of the African-American classical singer who inspired her when she was in high school, of an acting mentor who guided her from music to theater when she...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
  • Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer

    Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer
    Teddy Charles, a jazz vibraphonist who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and other bebop-era jazz greats before becoming a charter boat captain in the Caribbean, died Monday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on New York's...
  • Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'

    Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'
    My favorite scene in Carole King's long-awaited "A Natural Woman" comes near the beginning — appropriately, since the teen hitmaker was the epitome of an early starter. The high school student born Carol Klein had just signed a recording contract...
  • Like/Dislike: The Bellevederes, old-school cover band

    Like/Dislike: The Bellevederes, old-school cover band
    In a city where new bands pop up every week, you have to find a way to stand out — especially if you're a cover band. But for the Bellevederes, finding a niche in the old-school music scene seemed almost effortless. Wanting a name representing...
  • Clarence Clemons tribute concert in Norfolk will feature E Street Band members, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds

    Clarence Clemons tribute concert in Norfolk will feature E Street Band members, Southside Johnny, Gary U.S. Bonds
    As reported this morning by Daily Press staffer and Bruce Springsteen enthusiast Mike Holtzclaw, Norfolk in January will host a pair of events paying tribute to the late sax player Clarence Clemons. Clemons, a key member of Springsteen's E Street Band...
  • PASSINGS: Howard Tate

    PASSINGS: Howard Tate
    Howard Tate, 72, a soul singer who got a second chance at a career three decades after being derailed by disputes with industry executives, personal tragedy and drug addiction, died Dec. 2 in Burlington, N.J., said a spokesman for the Burlington County...
  • Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011

    Chicago's top celebrity hangouts in 2011
    If any of us wondered if celebrities would still visit Chicago after “The Oprah Winfrey Show” ended in May, we now have our answer. Chicago is still a popular destination for film projects — which this year included “Man of...