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  • Pharrell Williams wants you to be happy

    Pharrell Williams wants you to be happy
    "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?"...
  • Lorde, Katy Perry added to Grammy telecast

    Lorde, Katy Perry added to Grammy telecast
    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...
  • Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs

    Grammys 2014: Checking rock 'n' roll's vital signs
    Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof. Most prominently, the major nominations for...
  • Grammys 2014: A conversation with executive producer Ken Ehrlich

    Grammys 2014: A conversation with executive producer Ken Ehrlich
    For more than three decades, the Grammys' longtime executive producer Ken Ehrlich has navigated a gamut of hurdles to pull off the annual telecast. A dizzying lineup of talent has been confirmed for Sunday's ceremony, including Paul McCartney, Beyonce,...
  • Album review: 'Girl' shows Pharrell as better musician than wordsmith

    Album review: 'Girl' shows Pharrell as better musician than wordsmith
    As per its title, Pharrell Williams' first album in eight years is singularly focused on girls. No women or ladies appear through the 10 songs that make up the album, let alone any other men. (There is one queen, but she's from outer space.) Best...
  • Daft Punk take Album and Record of the Year Grammy Awards

    Daft Punk take Album and Record of the Year Grammy Awards
    On a night dominated by unlikely musical collaborations of all kinds – from a mini-Beatles reunion to Stetson-wearing Madonna jamming with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a wedding – the Grammys also found time Sunday to hand out a few awards....
  • Review: Pharrell Williams keeps it light with 'G I R L'

    Review: Pharrell Williams keeps it light with 'G I R L'
    Pharrell Williams has a knack for turning "not much" into a little slice of dance-floor joy. "Happy," the first single from his new album, "G I R L" (Columbia), came out in connection with an animated movie, "Despicable Me 2," and it doesn't pretend to be...
  • Sundance: In Richard Linklater's 12-year 'Boyhood,' a profile of a man

    Sundance: In Richard Linklater's 12-year 'Boyhood,' a profile of a man
    PARK CITY, Utah -- About three years into the filming of the ambitious fictional film project "Boyhood," the movie's then-11-year-old actress, Lorelei Linklater, went to her father, the movie's director Richard Linklater, with an impatient request. "Can...
  • Sochi 2014: Opening ceremony lights a fire for Winter Olympics

     Sochi 2014: Opening ceremony lights a fire for Winter Olympics
    SOCHI, Russia — There were human doves twirling to Tchaikovsky, ballerinas waltzing with Tolstoy, and a prolonged roar for a Russian team wearing the coolest of fur-lined coats. On a chilly night along the shores of the Black Sea, Russia...
  • Black Flag apologizes for a dysfunctional 2013

    Black Flag apologizes for a dysfunctional 2013
    Hard-core punk bands don't often say they're sorry. But L.A.'s legendary Black Flag is making amends for a pretty bad year.  The band has announced a new singer - its manager, Mike Vallely - after kicking out vocalist Ron Reyes mid-set during a show...
  • Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Jessie J need style help at Brit Awards

    Katy Perry, Rita Ora, Jessie J need style help at Brit Awards
    Some of the looks at the Brit Awards on Wednesday made critics at the Cut blog cringe. Katy Perry performing in a Day-Glo-bright Egyptian-inspired costume, Rita Ora in a banana-yellow gown, Ellie Goulding in a fluff of a dress and Jessie J with lip...