| Jun 26, 2014
| 5:28 AM
It’s one thing for a rapper to feature up-and-coming artists from their city on their songs. It’s another to put these artists on the cover of their album. That’s what Common did in the cover art for his upcoming album, “Nobody&...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Days before the Friday launch of the second annual BET Experience, L.A. Live was packed with workers feverishly getting ready for the three-day festival.
Inside Staples Center, crews were preparing the arena for a weekend of shows that will include...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 6:52 AM
July 13: Biking with Beanzie, DeKalb. The Kishwaukee Kiwanis sponsor this annual charity ride with routes from 27 to 101 miles. There's also a community/family ride of 3, 5 or 8 miles. tinyurl.com/knabebp. Miles from Chicago: 65
| Jun 27, 2014
| 8:12 AM
Pop quiz: Who was the first solo female rapper to have an album go platinum? Missy Elliott? Lil' Kim? Nicki Minaj?
No one would blame you for guessing any of those iconic rappers. You'd be wrong, though. Chicago rapper Da Brat set that benchmark with her...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 5:59 PM
On a typical school day, Asher Windberry struts like a rock star into the main office at Mariners Elementary School.
Donning his trucker hat and favorite pair of neon shades, he smiles, raising his hand to high-five school staff as he makes his way, mom...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 6:33 PM
Sunday afternoon of the 2014 BET Experience offered stimulating opportunities for fans to encounter normally inaccessible perspectives.
"Genius Talks" was forefront of this. Held in the Concourse Hall of the L.A. Convention Center, popular public...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:02 PM
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This week's TV Movies
Undateable Justin and Danny's (Brent Morin,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 1:00 PM
It's not unusual for estranged musicians to reconcile and start working together again, even when the musicians are family. Think of the Everly Brothers, who broke up acrimoniously in 1973, then reunited a decade later to make a string of critically...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 10:00 PM
UPDATE: POLLS ARE NOW CLOSED. CHECK BACK WEDNESDAY TO FIND OUT WHO MADE THE ROCK 'N' VOTE TOP 4 AND WILL PLAY MAY 22 AT LINCOLN HALL.
In the NBA and NHL, more than 50 percent of the teams make the playoffs.
An all-time high of more than 200 artists...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 2:30 AM
I expected nothing but effusive praise from major media for Hillary Clinton's new book, "Hard Choices," much like the mass exaltation it showered on Barack Obama, America's first African-American president.
Initially that seemed where the reviews were...