| Dec 13, 2014
| 12:00 PM
The best box sets are their own worlds, aural encapsulations so fully imagined that five or six hours becomes something to get lost in, like a Brontë sisters bender or a Martin Scorsese weekend.
These are gifts that can help opinionated folkie dads sway...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 5:03 PM
Sam Smith stood onstage at Staples Center and recalled that the last time he was there, in January, he was watching the Grammy Awards ceremony – from “way, way in the back.”
Less than a year later, the British soul singer had...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:00 PM
Sam Smith, Beyonce and Ed Sheeran joined a few surprise nominees for album of year at the 2015 Grammy Awards.
Beck’s “Morning Phase” and Pharrell’s “Girl" rounded out the selections for the Grammys’ top category,...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 7:28 AM
Spoiler alert! We asked pairs of prominent Baltimoreans — relatives, co-workers and friends — what would make their trees twinkle this holiday season.
Here's a peek at what a few of the city's best and brightest would like to receive from...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 8:30 AM
LONDON -- Composer and songwriter Paul Williams, who is president and chairman of the board of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers, will deliver a keynote interview at music biz event Midem in 2015.
Midem, which is organized by Reed...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 8:00 PM
The a cappella group Pentatonix is built on the unaccompanied interplay of its five members' voices. But the most remarkable moment in the quintet's concert Monday night — and the most vivid demonstration of its improbable accomplishment —...
| Sep 29, 2014
| 1:52 PM
In one of the most improbable reunions of the last few decades, Prince is back with the label that he claims done him so wrong in the '90s that he was compelled to scrawl the word "slave" on his face. No one does drama like the multi-purpose entertainer...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
It's a question we pose daily, and with increasing frequency in an age of digital bounty and instant entertainment: "What am I in the mood for?" We ask it of office mates at lunch, friends before taking in a movie, with family on weekends. We stare at the...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 9:43 AM
"It might sound crazy what I'm about to say." — Pharrell Williams, "Happy"
Virginia is a lyrical place to live and work. From the Shenandoah Mountains to here in Hampton Roads, the commonwealth inspires great music and we should embrace so rich...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 9:41 AM
Reports from Friday, day one at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Union Park, from Greg Kot (GK) and Bob Gendron (BG):
11:30 a.m.: Idyllic weather and what are likely to be capacity crowds are forecast as the Pitchfork Music Festival opens its ninth...
| Jul 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
Movies are so much more than a concept. “Gravity” was an amazing onscreen achievement, but the script was lousy. It’s not a great movie—what’s impressive is the fact that Alfonso Cuaron pulled it off.