| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:36 AM
With Lady Antebellum's show at close-to-capacity Allstate Arena Wednesday night, you had a textbook example of various stops on the country career arc. The vocal trio of Dave Haywood, Charles Kelley and Hillary Scott are eight years into a successful...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 8:10 AM
A new map tries to predict what you like to listen to based upon where you live in the USA. And it's a bit more complicated, and controversial, than New Jersey = Bruce Springsteen. (Although, that is true.)
The Echo Nest, a music intelligence company...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 1:33 PM
Back in the mid-to-late '80s it appeared that singer/songwriter Jimmer Podrasky and his band, the Rave-Ups, were on the verge of bigger things. "Town & Country," the band's 1985 full-length debut indie album, generated critical acclaim. They appeared in...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 8:19 AM
Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a relatively obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar, another brick to add to the wall of your vocabulary. This week's word:
As I struggle with the sinus infection that I have...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:26 AM
Midway through another one of his trademark three-hour-plus concerts at the BB&T Center in Sunrise Tuesday night, Bruce Springsteen stood at the edge of a riser on the arena floor, surrounded by fans singing along to his hit “Hungry Heart,”...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 11:24 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — If you’re curious about the big difference between Oscar night’s two main after-parties, the Governors Ball and the Vanity Fair party, consider this:
The buzzy happening at the Governors Ball, the academy&...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
| Mar 5, 2014
| 12:48 PM
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On Oct. 16, 1992, many of rock music’s biggest names gathered at Madison Square Garden in New York for a 30th anniversary concert salute to the greatest songwriter of the rock era, Bob Dylan....
| Mar 9, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Blues singer Sarah Ayers, who stopped performing for nearly two years after a health condition damaged nerves in her throat, came back with a roar Sunday at the Lehigh Valley Music Awards. Sarah Ayers in file photo Ayers was chosen......
| Apr 21, 2014
Communist Party leaders in a county in southwestern China recently received an interesting list of "10 Forbidden Behaviors."
I first read about this in The Washington Post, but several news reports have detailed the new rules for Pengshan County...