| Apr 18, 2015
| 8:24 PM
A daylong Earth Day concert had R&B star Usher dancing on crutches Saturday on the National Mall to rally thousands for political action to confront climate change and poverty.
Usher, Mary J. Blige, Gwen Stefani, Common, Fall Out Boy and Train all...
| Apr 18, 2015
| 5:44 PM
More than a dozen Republicans eyeing the White House gathered here to make their case to hundreds of party activists, drawing out areas of disagreement in the expansive field that will likely emerge as contentious fault lines in the 2016 nominating...
| Apr 6, 2015
| 11:19 AM
Fresh off his award-season wins and attention, John Legend has lined up a new film project.
The musician, who won an Oscar and other prizes for his original song "Glory," is set to produce a musical romantic drama via his Get Lifted Film Co. along...
| Feb 27, 2015
| 12:36 PM
The internet is truly the great equalizer. In 2012, the video for "All I Do," a single from Maryland rapper Logic's first "Young Sinatra" mixtape, topped a million views on YouTube; before long, Logic signed with Def Jam Recordings and started working...
| Feb 3, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Common has already lighted up the awards season with his powerful perseverance anthem "Glory."
Taken from the historical drama "Selma," the single he created with R&B singer John Legend that connects past injustice with present unrest has taken the...
| Jan 29, 2015
| 6:51 AM
The Oscar producers have lined up Tim McGraw to perform "I'm Not Gonna Miss You," the Oscar-nominated song by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond.
The song comes from the documentary "Glen Campbell ... I'll Be Me," about the singer's farewell tour and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 6:37 AM
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Top nominees Pharrell Williams and Sam Smith will perform at the Grammys this year, CBS announced Wednesday.
Miranda Lambert, Usher, Common and John Legend are also set for the Feb. 8 event at the Staples Center in Los...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:46 AM
The Neil Patrick Harris High-Wire Act, also known as the 87th Oscars, has gained some major star power.
Three-time Oscar-winner Meryl Streep and Oprah Winfrey will be presenters during the Feb. 22 telecast on ABC.
Streep, a nominee for a record 19th...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 2:54 PM
It was quickly apparent walking into the 2015 Blue Water Music Festival on Saturday that the hurdles and rumors about the show being canceled were over. No one seemed to know or care about any problems.
The multi-generational crowd had gathered at the...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 8:31 PM
Common has been nixed as a commencement speaker at a school in New Jersey after police took issue with one of his more controversial tunes, "A Song for Assata," which takes a sympathetic view of a woman convicted in the 1973 death of a state trooper....
| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:44 AM
New Jersey's Kean University has cancelled hip-hop artist Common as commencement speaker after police voiced concerns over a song about a convicted cop killer who fled to Cuba. The school announced the Academy Award winner's selection on Monday, but...