| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:45 AM
A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys.
| May 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When Shoshana Bean put on the green greasepaint to become Elphaba in the Broadway musical "Wicked," she had a built-in fan base — theatergoers who loved the character and the show.
Parlaying her theater success into a singing career means...
| Oct 3, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Go see “Muscle Shoals”—seriously, don’t miss it—and watch the way the seats bob up and down. That’s viewers unable to resist tapping their feet. Don’t be surprised if some get up and dance....
| Oct 18, 2013
| 12:37 PM
Even if you're old enough to have experienced the '60s (and lucky enough to still have the brain cells to remember them), it's likely that the name “Muscle Shoals” doesn't evoke much. If you religiously read Rolling Stone in those days, it may...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Mark Jan. 19 in your calendar, folks. That's the date "Sherlock" returns to PBS.
The network Wednesday announced its winter/spring schedule, which also reminds fans that Season 4 of "Downton Abbey" will air at 8 p.m. CT Jan. 5 through Feb. 23. In the new...
| Jun 7, 2013
Sunday, June 9
Talking genealogy Wanda Franklin, director of the Columbia Family History Center and mother of three adopted children, will host a presentation on "Searching for Birth Parents: Some Experiences and Resources" at 3 p.m. at the Church of...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 7:11 AM
Warlow revealed! Andy’s faerie kids dead? Governor’s daughter goes vampire! Sam gets a new girlfriend – and a human one at that? So much to recap in “True Blood” Episode 64.
Ironically titled “At Last,”...
| Jan 23, 2013
Here are some of the notable new and returning TV specials, documentaries and movies airing in celebration of Black History Month 2013. All times are Eastern. Programming is subject to change; check back regularly for additions and updates. American...
| Jan 19, 2012
Pioneering rhythm-and-blues singer, songwriter, drummer, bandleader and disc jockey Johnny Otis made the kind of conscious life choice early on that few people have the inclination, or circumstance, to carry out.
Born white, the son of Greek immigrant...
| Feb 22, 2011
| 9:08 AM
"Feel Like a Soldier"
By day, Vena Paylo is an arts assistant for Broward County Cultural Division, where she designs the division’s Web site and works with artists and cultural organizations. By night and on weekends, she practices her own...
| Jun 16, 2011
When Celtic Crossroads performs at the Columbia Festival of the Arts on June 24, the seven-member band of Irish musicians will sound off with a more modern take on the traditional music of their homeland.
Call it non-traditional Irish music.