| Feb 7, 2015
| 8:28 AM
After a dozen of versatile versions of his songs by artists including Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, Jackson Browne, Beck, Norah Jones and others, Bob Dylan stood before a microphone at the MusiCares gala to accept his trophy for person of the year. The...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 2:33 PM
In the generations since Bob Dylan melded the lyrical prowess of folk with rock sensibilities, music fans seem to have forgotten, or at least largely ignored, the fact that songs can be both rich literature and great tunes. And that bare and bitter...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 7:59 AM
In 2014, our country went cannabis crazy, bringing to 18 the number of states decriminalizing pot. Colorado opened boutiques selling "mountain high suckers" in grape and butterscotch flavors and posted signs that proclaimed the state is "where prohibition...
| Jan 23, 2015
| 6:09 PM
A director likes to be in control -- it’s basically in the job description. The same could be said for a politician, particularly one who’s been leader of the free world. Put the two together on one project and, well, there’s no...
| Jan 7, 2015
| 12:17 PM
Two historic electric guitar prototypes will go up for auction next month in New York, including the original “Black Beauty” model of Gibson’s Les Paul guitar that became one of the most widely used instruments in rock ‘n’...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 10:44 AM
Bob Dylan is as much subversive trickster as renowned songwriter, but he plays neither role on his latest album, "Shadows in the Night" (Columbia). On the surface, it's his version of one of those "Great American Songbook" albums that has been glutting...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 1:05 PM
The Australian character actor Ben Mendelsohn was at a slopeside hotel last weekend, lugging a large piece of orange luggage out the front door. His wife, the British-born novelist Emma Forrest, was next to him, as the couple waited for a car to take...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 7:15 AM
Fans of guitarist Mark Knopfler will have a single night to see him perform when he comes to Las Vegas on Sept. 16.
The former lead guitarist and songwriter for 1970s band Dire Straits hits the road in support of his upcoming eighth solo album "Tracker,...
| Jan 4, 2015
| 6:25 AM
When you go to a concert by Jim Weider, former guitarist for The Band and renowned master of the Telecaster, you expect it to be about the guitar. And the annual post-New Years concert by Weider and his Percolator Project at Godfrey Daniels in Bethlehem...
| Oct 18, 2014
Personal protection was the big attraction of the first motorcycle jackets, which early 20th-century riders donned as indispensable body armor.
But despite the advantages of these full-length steerhide and horsehide coats in terms of function, it wasn't...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 3:00 AM
"Uh, I'm not exactly sure about all this," Ryan Bell said as he scanned the scene inside a darkened Las Vegas convention hall.
A stripper whirled her hips. A rock band pumped out a song about cannibalism. A man's shouting hung briefly over the packed...