| Aug 30, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Jajaira Varela stood confidently in front of a classroom full of aspiring law students and belted out the empowering lyrics of Chaka Khan's R&B classic "I'm Every Woman." Some friends and family had always told Varela she wasn't college material, so she...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:55 PM
In a year in which many big-ticket records have stressed brevity and focus, there's something to be said for New Zealand pop iconoclast Kimbra's "The Golden Echo."
Best known in America for her vocals on the smash "Somebody That I Used to Know," the...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70.
Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 2:46 PM
Let’s get this straight right up front: Mimi J can sing her face off.
And for two hours, including a 15-minute intermission at Coral Spring's Broward Stage Door Theatre, the Miami-born singer does exactly that in “On the Radio: Sounds of the...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Combining a cultural revival, historical commemoration and Bronzeville neighborhood celebration, the 29th Chicago Gospel Music Festival continued highlighting sounds that were formed in South Side churches. The thousands who attended the weekend event...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:03 PM
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| May 23, 2014
| 7:08 AM
You want good food and drink, a wide variety of live music, art from local artists, and a primer on how to talk like a pirate? We've got you covered with this list of festivals offered throughout Hampton Roads this year.
SALUTE TO SUMMER
| May 29, 2014
| 7:46 PM
Mindi Abair has a party coming up this weekend in Newport Beach — and she'd like her guests to take home a lot of party favors.
The saxophonist, who has had five releases in Billboard's top 10 jazz albums chart, will throw a launch party for her...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 1:38 PM
I know it was more than a week ago now, but I really liked the Fiesta Days family dinner and fireworks show that took place in Memorial Park. I love to ooh and ahh as the dark night lights up in colors of the rainbow that sparkle. It's not my fault, you...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:11 PM
He has partied with an impressive list of music icons from the 1970s and '80s, but what he is most proud of is getting sober with Kris Kristofferson.
James "Jimmer" Coombs, 75, has been a roadie all his life, seen more than his fair share, and along the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:18 AM
Samantha Hill awaits your input. And awaits.
Then awaits some more.
"I think people know I'm here," she said on a recent afternoon, not sounding all that certain.
She laughed nervously.
The Hyde Park Art Center was quiet. Hill, who is 39 and...