| Jul 10, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Several months ago at his parents' Naperville home, Randy Stine stumbled on an issue of his high school newspaper in which seniors talk about their future plans.
He doesn't remember writing that he wanted to be a successful singer in an a cappella...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 10:20 AM
Jewelry designer Loree Rodkin has just picked a cookie off a plate in the cafe at Ikram, the high-end women's clothing boutique in Chicago, when she sees a smiling face approaching. It's Sting's manager, Kathy Schenker, who's in town with him for his...
| Jun 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
WARNING: "Californication" fans who have not watched the series finale should stop reading. This interview with star David Duchovny contains spoilers about that episode.
After seven seasons of charting the booze-soaked escapades of writer-cum-lothario...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Joan Rivers performed for over 50 years, and was never one to shy away from controversy. Some of her best material came from saying exactly what was on her mind, regardless of the storm that might follow. Here are some memorable moments from the gravelly-...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 9:25 AM
I've never been a fan of restaurants that specialize in serving hot tea to women who wear hats.
I don't drink much tea, and scones are too often served with big helpings of pretense. But there's a big surprise in store for...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"If you build it, they will come" has always been a fairly safe operating principle in Las Vegas, at least as far as the gambling, partying masses are concerned. Whether it's a safe bet for attracting marquee name pop stars to desert residencies, however,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:02 PM
MenAlive, the Orange County gay men's chorus, has a new man in charge of making it come alive.
The chorus announced this month that Bob Gunn, a founding member and assistant artistic director since 2002, has taken the helm as artistic director. He...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 1:53 PM
Gather your best-known hits and divvy them up among your pals and admirers: It’s become a go-to move for musicians of a certain age, including John Fogerty, Tony Bennett and Lionel Richie, who scored an unexpected No. 1 album in 2012 with “...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:57 PM
Here’s a Disney video-game deal that’s so good many “Frozen” fans might find it hard to just let it go.
From now through Oct. 20, fans who pre-order “Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved,” will receive a song bundle...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 3:21 PM
On March 10, 1967, 15 days shy of her 25th birthday, Aretha Franklin released her 12th album and Atlantic Records debut, "I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You." It was a breakthrough, triggering a string of four top 10 albums released over 15 months...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:43 PM
Celine Dion’s announcement Wednesday that she is canceling shows through March at Caesars Palace raises the issue of who might replace the Canadian superstar.
The singer, who has performed before more than 3.6 million people at the Colosseum at...