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  • Apolis, Quincy Jones to host Alfredo Rodriguez performance

    Apolis, Quincy Jones to host Alfredo Rodriguez performance
    Music legend Quincy Jones is scheduled to introduce Grammy-nominated jazz pianist Alfredo Rodriguez at a special event at Apolis on Thursday. The performance and reception is scheduled from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Apolis Common Gallery at 806 E. Third...
  • Golden Globes 2015: Sweet wins for audacious filmaking

    Golden Globes 2015: Sweet wins for audacious filmaking
    "Unapologetic." Michael Keaton invoked the idea as he accepted the Golden Globe for playing a fading movie actor trying to rise like a phoenix on Broadway. He was referring to his all-too-human character in "Birdman," directed by Alejandro G. Iñárritu,...
  • Grammys 2015: Eminem, the rap category favorite who gets a free pass

    Grammys 2015: Eminem, the rap category favorite who gets a free pass
    He won top honors over other, more relevant acts. He represents the tastes of older Recording Academy voters. His most innovative work is a decade-plus behind him. As Beck was being shamed by Kanye West for winning album of the year on stage at the...
  • Kanye West hit wrong note in latest Grammy diatribe

    Kanye West hit wrong note in latest Grammy diatribe
    Kanye West lost his temper at the Grammys on Sunday. No big news there. He did nearly the same thing in a notorious stage-storming Taylor Swift incident at the MTV Video Music Awards. Before that, he declared that "George Bush doesn't care about black...
  • Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary

    Louder Than a Bomb goes off for 15th anniversary
    Television and film star Alec Baldwin, recently having returned from filming a role in "Mission Impossible 5," the latest in the franchise that has earned more than $2 billion worldwide, was talking on the phone from Manhattan about his upcoming trip to...
  • Civil-rights soundtrack still on freedom highway

    Civil-rights soundtrack still on freedom highway
    In the midst of the stirring "Glory," the musical centerpiece of the Oscar-nominated movie "Selma," South Side rapper Common delivers a terse summation of how words, melody and a protest merged during the civil-rights movement. "We sing, our music is...
  • Park Ridge orchestra salutes military in pre-Presidents Day concert

    The Park Ridge Civic Orchestra marked a night of patriotic music in time for Presidents Day with its "Americana" concert on Feb. 11. Singer Wayne Messmer was the special celebrity guest of the night in which veterans and current members of the U.S....
  • PA lawmakers' office leases get little scrutiny

    PA lawmakers' office leases get little scrutiny
    When Pat Browne was elected to the state Senate in 2005, he set up an office in the heart of his district, on Hamilton Street in downtown Allentown. Since then, he's changed buildings but remained downtown, where taxpayers foot the bill for his $36,500-a-...
  • Open government supporters push for public records update

    Open government supporters push for public records update
    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — When Maryland adopted its public information policy 45 years ago, email hadn't been invented yet, commercial laser printers were being refined for the market and the ink on the federal Freedom of Information Act was barely dry....
  • Grammys 2015 was a low-wattage affair

    Grammys 2015 was a low-wattage affair
    Whatever happened to the splashy awards-show production number? Once upon a time — say two or three years ago — high-concept spectacle was the default mode for a live television event like the Grammy Awards. You get the chance to play that...
  • Sam Smith takes top honors at Grammys

    Sam Smith takes top honors at Grammys
    The 57th Grammy Awards belonged to Sam Smith, the freshman British singer-songwriter who took home three of the four top awards — and underscored the lightning speed in which an artist can capture the popular imagination in the age of YouTube and...