| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
It's hard to believe, but Taj Mahal has been around long enough to have a listing — squeezed between Mad River and Mamas and the Papas — in Lillian Roxon's seminal 1969 Rock Encyclopedia. Harder to believe that, every year, his name never...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 11:04 AM
Sometimes, bigger still is better.
There were many great concerts by smaller or lessor-known acts at smaller venues this year, but among the 163 shows I attended this year it’s not a coincidence that mostof the year’s best were the biggest...
| Dec 24, 2014
| 11:43 AM
In a musical career that spans more than 60 years, Uruguayan jazz violinist Federico Britos says he has never run out of ideas. He can't help it. He's constantly creating.
"It's a way of staying alive and aware of everything that's going on," he says....
| Dec 20, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Minnie Driver, who starred in the TV miniseries "The Red Tent," has pulled up stakes, selling her Hollywood Hills home for $1.5 million.
The Spanish-style house, built in 1926 and boasting original details, features a central courtyard. Designed for...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 5:33 PM
An "American Idol" runner-up singing with an Allentown native smooth-jazz trumpeter, a four-time Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance, and the singer of one of the fastest-rising songs of all time will headline the 25th annual Berks Jazz...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Five years ago, Alan Hicks set out to make a documentary about Clark Terry, the jazz musician whose 70-year career influenced generations of musicians dating back to Count Basie and Dizzy Gillespie.
It wasn't until about a year into the project that...
| Dec 22, 2014
| 6:40 AM
An “American Idol” runner-up singing with an Allentown native smooth-jazz trumpeter who has become one of the genre's elite, a four-time Grammy Award winner for Best Jazz Vocal Performance and the singer of one of the fastest-rising songs of...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:35 PM
Befitting someone who just last week was nominated for six major Grammy Awards, British blue-eyed soul singer Sam Smith easily was the best performer at Wednesday’s 11-act Q102 Jingle Ball at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
Yet as good as...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 2:32 PM
Michael Balzary, the Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist better known by his stage name Flea, has paid $2.47 million for a two-story home in Los Feliz.
The Traditional-style residence, built in 1939, occupies a corner lot of about a quarter of an acre with...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Stevie Wonder is set to reprise the show he brought last year to his annual House Full of Toys holiday benefit concert, a front-to-back full performance of his landmark 1976 album “Songs in the Key of Life,” which he’ll deliver again...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 6:30 PM
In an age of vicarious experience, when nearly anything can be consumed via someone else's tweets, J. Cole believes in the value of physical proximity.
The rapper was one of the few boldface names to appear at the protests that broke out over the summer...