| 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...
| 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 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...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 5:43 PM
The event: The Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon, presented by the Lincoln Motor Co. The honorees were Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences; Academy Award-nominated actress Lupita Nyong’o of...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true.
"People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"I never understood why anybody would want to be an artist when they could be a window dresser," says Simon Doonan, the man who's been a window dresser -- and a lot more -- for some 30 years now. "If you're an artist, you're stuck in some gallery...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The parrot wasn't talking.
"I'm teaching her to say, 'I miss Mace,''' said Mace Neufeld, who at 85 reckons the bird, whose name is Margie, will outlast him.
With no words of affection forthcoming, Neufeld, a New Yorker who landed in Beverly Hills back...
| 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...
| 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 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...