| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:43 AM
"It might sound crazy what I'm about to say." — Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Virginia is a lyrical place to live and work. From the Shenandoah Mountains to here in Hampton Roads, the commonwealth inspires great music and we should embrace so rich...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 12:08 AM
One of the lesser-known songs that Billy Joel performed Friday at Wrigley Field was “The Entertainer,” a caustic bit of showbiz commentary that includes the line, “I won’t be here in another year if I don’t stay on the...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:23 PM
When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him say a drum set. He had never been musical or particularly liked music, Newhard says.
But Wyatt, who since age 3 has battled stage...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 7:03 PM
When Sarah Newhard of New Tripoli asked her 9-year-old son Wyatt what he wanted for Christmas, she was surprised to hear him ask for a drum set. He had never been musically inclined or particularly liked music, Newhard says.
But Wyatt, who since age 3...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 10:00 AM
This week, two images of California in drought have gotten lodged in my brain.
The first is the photograph above, from Friday’s heartbreaking Great Read about a pistachio farmer’s dying dreams, and a tree he named Survivor. Writer Diana...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 2:13 PM
Never got to see James Brown in concert? Want to relive early U2, Bob Dylan or the Rolling Stones?
YouTube is already rife with millions of clips uploaded by fans, labels, artists and bootleggers, making it easy to find footage of your favorite...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:27 AM
Bruce Springsteen and filmmaker Thom Zimny are taking their longstanding working relationship to a new place with a short film/music video for “Hunter of Invisible Game,” which features Springsteen in a rare acting role.
“For a long...
| Jul 3, 2014
RICHMOND — Whether awaiting a flight at New York's LaGuardia Airport or lunching on Franklin Street, VCU athletic director Ed McLaughlin marvels at the volume and variety of folks who recognize Rams basketball coach Shaka Smart.
| Sep 4, 2014
| 1:22 PM
Every now and then, on the way to her job, Lucy Wainwright Roche calls her dad, who happens to know all the people she works with and the nuances of every building she works in.
"I don't think a lot of people have that connection," she says, "You don'...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 10:00 AM
The soundtrack for one of this week’s Great Reads, about a forgotten tennis Adonis who could have been one of the greats of the sport, was a departure for me.
For starters, it wasn’t even a song. It was a tennis match. Or actually, a...
| Sep 3, 2014
| 10:04 AM
Adam Levine has proven himself very capable as the singer for Maroon 5 and as a coach on NBC's "The Voice," but who knew the guy had a great Michael Jackson impression in him?
Levine dropped by "The Tonight Show" on Tuesday and played the Wheel of...