| Sep 26, 2014
| 6:15 AM
MOUNT DORA — Charlie Daniels and Bob Dylan are two names you don't expect to see together.
Daniels is an outspoken conservative country fiddler and guitarist and Dylan wrote anthems for the civil-rights era — "Blowin' in the Wind" —...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Bob Dylan is picking up yet another career honor with the Recording Academy tapping the legendary musician as its MusiCares Person of the Year honoree for 2015.
Dylan, a 10-time Grammy winner, will be feted Feb. 6 at the gala fundraiser that is the among...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 11:14 AM
The first thing to know about John Ridley's "Jimi: All Is by My Side" is that the writer-director was unable to secure rights to any of Jimi Hendrix's original songs or recordings: This turns out to provide both the film's biggest strength and biggest...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 9:02 AM
In the Memphis music documentary "Take Me to the River," which arrives Friday in Chicago, generations sometimes uneasily merge in the gray area between soul and rap, the past and the future. The tension is played out in tight smiles and raised eyebrows....
| Sep 8, 2014
| 10:26 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A wonderfully innervating cure for the common musical biopic, Bill Pohlad's "Love & Mercy" vibrantly illuminates two major breakthroughs -- one artistic, one personal -- in the life of the Beach Boys' Brian Wilson. Certainly...
| Sep 9, 2014
| 12:07 PM
At the Toronto Film Festival world premiere screening of “Eden,” which covers some 20 years of the French electronic music scene, director and co-writer Mia Hansen-Løve introduced the film with a warning.
“People who expect to see a...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:20 AM
A ginger-haired, scruffy and increasingly tattooed "misfit" from Britain, Ed Sheeran plays guitar, beatboxes and, occasionally, fiddles. He also writes and winsomely sings hip-hop-inflected folk confessionals that enthrall young'uns and their parents,...
| Sep 12, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A look at notable concerts and albums in pop and jazz.
Linkin Park, 30 Seconds to Mars, AFI
Three bands from the upper tiers of today's hard rock team up for a big triple bill. Linkin Park has a new album, "The Hunting Party," that strips...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Chances are you're not expecting to spend seven figures at a county fair. What's the most that cotton candy and a hot dog can cost? $20?
This year at the Kentucky State Fair, $2 million was spent on a single hunk of cured meat.
To put things in...
| Sep 13, 2014
| 11:09 AM
It felt like the big time.
The opening of the new PPL Center arena on Friday with a concert by classic rockers the Eagles was more than a concert in many ways. It was an event – a happening – in downtown Allentown.
The Lehigh Valley has...
| Sep 15, 2014
| 5:54 AM
With 37 years on the charts, more than a dozen gold and platinum albums and more than 40 songs that have hit the top 40 on various charts, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – who Tuesday play the second show ever at Allentown’s new PPL Center --...