| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Snowflakes hit the Sahara in “Aladdin and His Winter Wish,” now turning the Pasadena Playhouse into a surefire seasonal oasis. Although this second annual holiday romp from Lythgoe Family Productions (“A Snow White Christmas”) is...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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Whether Grammy voters will recognize it or not, it's been a curious and transitional year for popular music. A few of its brightest new stars, 17-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, country...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 7:03 AM
It's like what's old is new again: The “Dancing With the Stars” Season 17 semifinals had each of the remaining five couples performing two dances to two versions of the same song.
It also marked the return of the Maks. Bad boy of the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:04 AM
Billboard has crowned Bruno Mars as its Artist of the Year over many musicians who grabbed more headlines through the year such as Miley Cyrus, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Justin Timberlake, Robin Thicke, Beyonce, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 10:53 AM
J. Cole, Janelle Monáe, the Goo Goo Dolls and TLC are among the headliners for VH1’s ambitious series of pre-Super Bowl concerts across New York, the network announced Thursday.
Late last year, the network said it had teamed with the NFL to...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:33 AM
Kesha is postponing tour dates as she completes treatment for an eating disorder, reps for the singer say. The pop star had shows scheduled for March and April.
“I was so looking forward to performing at these dates but I need to follow my doctor'...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:21 PM
As our regular readers might recall, Pop & Hiss didn't especially enjoy Red Hot Chili Peppers' appearance Sunday night during the otherwise-delightful Super Bowl halftime show by Bruno Mars.
Did our distaste for the band's rendition of "Give It Away"...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 8:13 AM
One of the big open secrets of contemporary EDM is that many, many DJs just aren't doing that much onstage.
Whether picking super-obvious mainstream tracks, using oversimplified beat-matching software or even just playing a pre-mixed set and drunkenly...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:33 AM
From “American Idol” to Congress? Clay Aiken hopes so.
The former “Idol” runner-up has formally announced his run for Congress as a Democrat in his native North Carolina. (And yes, we are just as confused as you are.)
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
On what would have been Trayvon Martin’s 19th birthday, news surfaced that the man acquitted of murdering the unarmed teenager would go toe-to-toe in a “celebrity” boxing match with DMX.
The rapper was reportedly picked out of more...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Bon Jovi raked in more than a quarter-billion dollars on the road worldwide during 2013 to top a year in the concert business that's being described as record-setting on many fronts.
The New Jersey rock band finished 2013 with a global box office take...