| Aug 2, 2012
| 3:32 AM
Episode two starts off right to the point -- there will be no quickfire this week, we have no time for such nonsense! Right to the elimination challenge, which, if you watched last week's preview (or saw the title of this episode), is no surprise. ...
| Aug 22, 2012
| 1:03 PM
As Whitney Houston’s final film performance in “Sparkle” plays out in movie theaters, a set of R&B powerhouses have banded together in the wake of her death for a new TV One reality show.
“Ironically, we were all at the pre-Grammy...
| Jun 5, 2011
You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning.
Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned.
Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:01 AM
In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...
| Feb 13, 2012
The 54th Grammy Awards will be remembered as a story of two women with towering, timeless voices — Adele and Whitney Houston — one representing youthful triumph and boundless possibility, the other a reminder of fresh tragedy and a life...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Talk about the best birthday present ever.
You've got to think that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be smiling down as we, on the same day, celebrate his birth and the second inauguration of Barack Obama, our first African-American president.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:33 AM
We're in Charlotte, and if you weren't a country music fan before tonight, chances are you just might be buying your first country CD in the morning.
Recapping tonight's show was a bit challenging. We may have heard all of 10 auditions that really had...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Finally, a drama free night on "American Idol," and the best night to date. It's a fact, everything is BIGGER in Texas!
We joined the contestants in San Antonio and Long Beach tonight and neither town let us down. Actually they both did the absolute...
| Aug 4, 2011
Prosecutors charged a former Marine who previously served jail time for setting fires on Okinawa, Japan, with nearly two dozen felony counts Thursday in connection with two dozen arson fires in North Hollywood in recent weeks that authorities said caused....
| Aug 21, 2011
Steve Tyrell headlined Friday night at the Hyatt Regency’s Infiniti Summer Concert Series in Newport Beach....
| Sep 29, 2011
A warning to “The X Factor”: You’re not “American Idol.” Despite creator/judge Simon Cowell’s blustering that his new FOX-TV show would be so different from “Idol,” it’s not. The third episode...