| Jan 19, 2014
| 7:52 AM
After a holiday hiatus, “Saturday Night Live” returned slightly refurbished, with Sasheer Zamata as one of the most high-profile cast additions in recent memory as well as new writers LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones, who joined the team after...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 5:35 AM
The folks at the BB&T Center are hosting a “major concert announcement” at 11 a.m. Thursday, with an extra tight seal on lips that are sometimes loose with these kinds of things.
“A big name who has not played here in a long time,&...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 7:13 PM
3.5 stars (out of 4)
On his multimillion-selling 2011 album, “Take Care,” Drake sank deeper into his role as one of hip-hop’s most conflicted stars. Eminem and Kanye West also go to war with their contradictions, but their tone has...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 5:33 PM
With Netflix streaming its way out of original content obscurity via popular shows like "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards," the Internet is making a serious play at competing with traditional TV to create shows of its own that attract eyeballs...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:17 AM
The Grammys have the unrivaled prestige. The MTV Video Music Awards go for unpredictable, deliciously viral irreverence. And the BET, Billboard Music and American Music awards are better known for A-list performers than who wins which trophies.
| Nov 3, 2013
| 3:19 PM
2 stars (out of 4)
The sequel to one of Eminem’s most revered albums, “The Marshall Mathers LP2” (Aftermath/Shady/Interscope) is the hip-hop version of a classic-rock album. It encapsulates all that was good, bad and just plain...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 9:50 AM
FX’s new animated series “Chozen” should have broken new ground.
The show about a gay white rapper hoping to break into the industry could have helped shift a genre that’s decades behind in embracing equality.
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:38 AM
"You two, together? Big trouble." -- Papa Legba
We open with Marie and Fiona discussing their new alliance. Marie is glad to have found an equal in Fiona. Fiona offers to cast a spell to help Marie sleep, and tells her that they will strategize for their...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia)
Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not...
| 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...