| Oct 20, 2014
| 12:37 PM
Music mogul Clive Davis might be forgiven for sounding a bit emotional about “Aretha Franklin Sings the Great Diva Classics,” the new album produced by Davis that arrives Tuesday.
In it, she takes on iconic songs by other female singers,...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:23 PM
As the undisputed Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin has contributed countless classics to the great American songbook and collaborated with an endless list of greats.
For her next album, Franklin found inspiration from her fellow pop divas, a title she&...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 8:42 AM
Life is fine on Boulevard Chanel, the street facade created by designer Karl Lagerfeld for his ready-to-wear show on Tuesday, where leggy models in expensive outfits staged a faux demonstration as part of the spectacle.
Lagerfeld's commentary on the...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 5:15 PM
Who would’ve thought Sir Mix-A-Lot’s catchy booty song would make headlines in 2014—beyond Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda," that is? Well, news flash: The Hollywood body officially has redefined itself in music and in print ... at...
| 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...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 8:03 PM
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| 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 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...
| 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 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...