| Jun 19, 2014
| 12:08 PM
Folk-soul singer Aloe Blacc has been making albums since 2006, but until this year, he's been That Guy: the one you can't place, the one with a minor hit ("I Need a Dollar") you keep hearing in commercials, the one you keep confusing with other...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:47 PM
Spring Awakening, the three-day electronic dance music festival perhaps you heard un-cha-un-cha-un-chaing last weekend, its bass thumps rattling the traffic that crawled north along Lake Shore Drive, has established itself in just three years at Soldier...
| Mar 16, 2014
Laura Gibson never imagined she would marry a man 18 years her senior, who lived 1,000 miles away, and whom she would meet, of all places, on a karaoke app.
But the outgoing 26-year-old also couldn't have guessed that during her second year at law...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For those artists who walked out of the Grammys empty-handed, they get another chance at a trophy next month at the Billboard Music Awards on May 18.
Lorde, a newcomer to the awards, and Imagine Dragons boast the most nominations with 12 each. Lorde took...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
How much legwork does pop stardom require?
Next weekend Aloe Blacc will appear along with some of music's buzziest acts — OutKast, Haim, Skrillex, Lorde — at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the idyllic annual gathering near...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music.
Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Does the "2" in "Rio 2" stand for "2 Much"? Not officially, but you might think so judging from reviews of the new animated musical, which finds Jesse Eisenberg and Anne Hathaway's blue macaws headed from the hustle and bustle of Rio de Janeiro to the...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:08 PM
Opening day of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is history, so all of those second-weekend pass holders know what to expect -- and can plan accordingly.
With acts like Muse, Skrillex, MGMT, Lorde and Pharrell Williams among some of...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 10:20 AM
The "American Idol" top-10 performance show, in which the singers took on songs that, since 2011, have charted in the top 10, had its share of curiosities: an opening tribute to selfies, set to the Chainsmokers' viral creation "#Selfie"; ongoing...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 8:10 PM
The state championship games will be played Friday and Saturday in Hershey, and once again, no area teams will be involved in the boys title games.
The wait for the first boys state champ since Central Catholic's 1986 team is now 28 seasons, and...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
He can laugh about it now, but Seven Design Works co-founder LeRoy Bennett's career as a stage designer got off to a precarious start. It was 1980 and a very exacting Prince hired Bennett to design his tour.
"I worked very hard to make that show for him,...