| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:51 AM
"Life can change … in a heartbeat," "American Idol" reminded us Wednesday night as it kicked off a new season with a fresh batch of hopefuls, a greater focus on the positive (fewer prolonged looks at the cringe-inducingly untalented and delusional)...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Savion Glover's new tap dance show, "Stepz"—on tour now after its summer debut at New York City's Joyce Theater—shuffles into Chicago Friday. Not only does it star Glover—whose Tony Award-winning "Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk"...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. Paramore and Fall Out Boy at Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, N.J., Katy Perry at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Michael Bolton at Sands Bethlehem Event Center and......
| Jan 16, 2014
| 4:22 PM
A northeastern Pennsylvania man and a woman from Chester County on Wednesday became among the first contestants on the new 13th season of FOX-TV’s “American Idol” to be shown moving on to the show’s Hollywood round of competition....
| Jan 24, 2014
| 7:05 AM
"Southern peaches," Ryan Seacrest said appreciatively of his hometown talent as "American Idol" scoured Atlanta for starry-eyed singers. Certainly Thursday's show, the season's first hour-long episode, brought us a few sweet voices -- not to mention...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 1:00 PM
This year’s Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Eastern and Pacific time on CBS.
Three and a half hours, huh? And a 2˝-hour pre-telecast ceremony to boot? Well, the Grammy Awards show is chock-full of star-studded...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Betting on the outcome of the Grammys is always a losing game. And the nominations for the 56th annual ceremony prove the voting members of the Recording Academy are as broad as ever with their musical tastes.
But history has shown that unpredictability...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Continuing to roll off its B.O. success, Disney's "Frozen" soundtrack re-took the No. 1 slot on the U.S. album chart for a fifth non-consecutive week.
The companion to the big-screen smash ($384.3 domestic gross to date) claimed the apex with an 89,000-...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ray Parker Jr.'s resume boasts several decades worth of work as a top-drawer studio musician, songwriter, producer and R&B hitmaker as a solo artist and a member of Raydio, yet he will forever be best known for his theme song to Ivan Reitman's 1984...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...