| May 16, 2015
| 5:27 PM
Nothing is sacred in Las Vegas, not even a serenade by the beloved Ed Sheeran, who played the main stage Friday night at the Rock in Rio festival.
His early moments on stage were meant to be tender ones: just the singer, his guitar and plenty of warm...
| May 16, 2015
| 2:31 PM
When gates opened at Rock in Rio USA’s tiny city on the Las Vegas Strip on Friday afternoon, it already had the benefit of a full weekend of operation under its belt.
Organizers had learned a great deal from last weekend’s denizens, many...
| May 11, 2015
| 4:00 AM
— Who in their right minds would get married during the debut of a Las Vegas music festival? A few couples took the leap at Rock in Rio USA.
The extravaganza closed the first of two weekends Saturday night on a plot of undeveloped real estate next...
| May 10, 2015
| 6:24 PM
Rock in Rio made it in South America and Europe. But how did the decades-old music festival fare in America?
For more than a year, organizers promised the Brazilian-born festival would not only make a major splash in a landscape packed with well-oiled ...
| Apr 14, 2015
| 8:58 AM
A passion for a cappella music nurtured at Deerfield High School has thrust Deerfield native Nathan Fertig in a position to become part of a world championship.
As an arranger, singer and past music director of the University of Southern California...
| Apr 29, 2015
| 6:39 PM
Snoop Dogg will headline Musikfest's Sands SteelStage in August, organizers announced Wednesday.
The rapper, who has sold more than 25 million albums and starred in movies and reality TV shows, will perform at 8 p.m. Aug. 15.
Tickets — at $39 to...
| Apr 21, 2015
| 10:40 AM
Midway through “The Voice” Top 10 performance show on Monday night, Carson Daly said what we’d all been thinking.
“Something [is] going on tonight, ladies and gentlemen,” the host observed, as 16-year-old Koryn Hawthorne,...
| Apr 12, 2015
| 8:03 PM
Early on in Zac Brown’s rollicking Sunday-night set at the Tortuga Music Festival, he stood alone on a section of stage that extended into the crowd to deliver the closing lyrics of a song that had put his solar-heated fans into fist-pumping...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 7:38 AM
Paul Walker is not only being remembered onscreen, but in music too: The tribute song for him, "See You Again," hit the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart Thursday.
The song from rapper Wiz Khalifa and budding singer Charlie Puth is from the...
| Apr 16, 2015
| 8:22 AM
When Morris Day and The Time last released an album, it couldn't do so under the group's own name. Prince, Day's longtime friend, occasional patron, sometime rival and owner of the name "The Time," wouldn't allow its use on recorded material (though the...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are among the acts who will top the first Rock in Rio USA festival.
Set for consecutive weekends in May at a newly constructed site on the Las Vegas Strip, Rock in Rio will split its...