| Apr 3, 2014
| 9:15 AM
For Grammy-nominated percussionist Sheila E., being named an innovative Latina artist has special significance.
"When I started playing percussion, especially Latin jazz, people told me I was Latin, but I didn't feel Latin," says 56-year-old Sheila E.,...
| May 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The "Frozen" soundtrack is maintaining its torrid chart pace, as the animated tuner logged a 13th non-consecutive week atop the U.S. album chart.
The Disney title claimed No. 1 again with sales of 106,000 copies (down 8%), according to Nielsen...
| Jul 17, 2014
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"These bands aren't going to change the world this year. Maybe they never will, but it's fun."
I count that quote from musician and entrepreneur Chris Sapone as one of my favorite snapshot descriptions of the Orlando music scene. At...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The Emmy nominees for variety, comedy or music special can seem like a mishmash of shows, with everything from awards shows to comedy specials to concerts and fundraisers in the mix.
Last year, the category's nominees couldn't be more disparate: CBS'...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"If you build it, they will come" has always been a fairly safe operating principle in Las Vegas, at least as far as the gambling, partying masses are concerned. Whether it's a safe bet for attracting marquee name pop stars to desert residencies, however,...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 12:56 PM
The classic funk rock band War has been around so long that it was named after the Vietnam War – while that conflict was still being fought.
In explaining how it was always the band's philosophy to be topical but never political, keyboardist and...
| Sep 12, 2014
Tito Puente Jr., mambo bandleader and public face of the Florida Documentary Film Festival, will be staring down a big challenge Saturday night. He needs to persuade Bon Jovi drummer Tico Torres to help perform "You Give Love a Bad Name" at the festival's...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Clive Davis typically has many irons in many fires. So even though he's holed up in an elegant Beverly Hills Hotel bungalow he's had at his disposal "forever" — fielding phone calls, e-mails and, yes, even faxes while organizing the annual pre-...
| Sep 7, 2013
Bob Gifford stands on the promenade plucking the strings of his Fender Telecaster electric guitar.
People wandering by on busy Lincoln Road do a double-take, then snap photos and videos with their phones.
"He stopped me in my tracks — at first I...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
It was a battle that John Densmore wishes didn't require the beating of his drum, but one that his conscience wouldn’t let him sidestep when he decided to sue his former bandmates in the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger....
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The men in Adam Lasher's family gave him the greatest gift — music.
After his father died when he was 6, he missed having someone with whom to discuss cars, argue about sports or teach him how to tie a tie. Instead, his uncles and cousins...