| Nov 19, 2012
| 4:25 AM
Justin Bieber may be Canadian, but he was the all-American boy at Sunday night's American Music Awards.
The pop singer dominated the awards show, winning three trophies, including artist of the year. His mom joined him onstage as he collected the award,...
| Aug 13, 2012
| 12:27 PM
John Legend is busy putting the finishing touches on his fourth album, “Love in the Future,” the nine-time Grammy winner's first solo album in nearly four years.
To preview the upcoming record, the soul crooner announced Monday that he...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 4:11 PM
It's not quite being asked to perform at next year's Super Bowl, but for an R&B star who's faced no shortage of personal and professional tumult over the last few years, Brandy's ascent to the No. 2 spot on iTunes' album chart Tuesday afternoon probably...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Jessie Ware has already bewitched critics on both sides of the Atlantic with an impressive debut album, "Devotion," which came out in England (and, um, on the Internet) back in August.
But now she's positioning herself to break in a bigger way. On...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 5:08 PM
Last month's "Algiers" may be Calexico's first record with Los Angeles-based Anti- Records, but for this Arizona outfit the deal represents something of a homecoming. Joey Burns and John Convertino originally met in L.A. when both were playing as...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 5:30 AM
There are some things that make for great reality television fodder.
Gossiping housewives, taut and tanned partying twenty-somethings and a sassy, 7-year-old aspiring beauty queen hopped up on a sugary concoction called "go-go juice" are a few of the...
| Nov 7, 2012
| 2:09 PM
After Brandy Norwood gave birth to her daughter, Sy'rai, 10 years ago, she was exhausted and ready to leave the entertainment world behind.
"I was like, 'I'm good, y'all. I'm good on the music industry,' " Brandy said in a recent interview. "I didn't...
| Jun 16, 2012
Actress on 'Moesha,' 'The Parkers'
Yvette Wilson, 48, a stand-up comedian and actress best known for her roles on the TV sitcom "Moesha" and its spinoff, "The Parkers," died Thursday after a battle with cervical cancer.
| Dec 2, 2011
| 4:32 PM
In light of today's news that veteran radio personality Jonathon Brandmeier (left) is taking over morning drive at WGN AM 720, I am republishing the following extensive profile that came out almost exactly 25 years ago in the Tribune's Sunday......
| Dec 11, 2011
| 4:34 PM
A music executive wounded by a gunman who opened fire on motorists in Hollywood on Friday remained in critical condition Sunday morning, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Simi Singer said. Gunman Tyler Brehm, 26, began firing a .40-caliber handgun...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Throughout the week and holiday season, Pop & Hiss will be presenting various top 10 lists from its contributors. What follows are the favorite albums of the year from staffer Gerrick D. Kennedy....