| Nov 8, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When Madonna declared herself fed up over the "death of creativity" after a world tour in which religious conservatives protested her concert in Poland, fascist skinheads heckled her in France and she received terrorist threats in Russia, the pop...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Robert Glasper has plenty of people he can call on for guest appearances at his gigs.
The jazz pianist’s acclaimed 2012 album, “Black Radio,” contains cameos by Erykah Badu, Meshell Ndegeocello and Lupe Fiasco, among others, while a...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 9:13 AM
Leave it to Virginia Beach's Pharrell Williams to inject some life into the dusty, old music video art form. The clip for "Happy," takes a familiar theme -- average people dancing down an everyday sidewalk -- and extends it to a gloriously absurd degree....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"I think I started with drums," says Pharrell Williams. He launches into the strong, clean, distinctive beat to the "Despicable Me 2" song "Happy" with his hands slapping his lap, then vocally adds more and more percussion sounds: "You know what I mean?"...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:39 AM
The year 2013 has been a big one for Virginia Beach's Pharrell Williams and it's looking like the good news will spill over into 2014. The producer and songwriter has been nominated for a long list of major Grammy awards, including Record of the Year,...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:25 AM
YouTube vocal sensation Pentatonix joins such major-label acts as Kelly Clarkson, Michael Bublé and Mary J. Blige with seasonal albums topping Billboard's top 200 chart.
The a cappella group's holiday-themed PTXmas (Delux Edition) landed at No. 7 on the...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Of the many curious things about this new Beyonce album: How did it not leak? What, exactly, is a "visual album"? And the biggest question -- will it work?
With her self-titled new digital album she joins her husband Jay Z and close comrade Kanye West...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 3:24 PM
With only two weeks left in 2013, Beyoncé pulled off one of the year's biggest surprises in music.
As much of the country was tucking into bed Thursday night, the singer suddenly announced that her new self-titled album — one she'd spent a year...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
All eyes may be on the robots of Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and their sprawling, collaborative Grammy set, but the lineup for the awards telecast just got a new jolt of star power.
Avant-pop singer Lorde and Katy Perry are among the acts recently...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
A stage, a sound system, musicians and a crowd. That's all you really need to put on a concert. Everything else — $12 beer, nachos, jumbo video screens, light show, 3-D glasses, VIP meet-and-greets, merch, vapor pen for your "medical marijuana"...