| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:57 PM
Ernest "Ernie'' Ray Lancaster was president of the 1971 senior class at Mount Dora Bible, played high-school baseball and basketball, and was in chorus.
Then his life really became busy.
Lancaster wrote songs and played guitar on more than 40 albums...
| Aug 12, 2014
Founder of famed Paris ice cream shop
Raymond Berthillon, 90, the founder of the celebrated Paris ice cream parlor that bears his name, died Saturday, the company announced on its website.
With lines of tourists down the street...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
"Finding Fela!" is a hall-of-mirrors documentary that dissects the complex public persona of the late Afrobeat musician Fela Kuti though the lens of the 2009 Broadway musical biography "Fela!"
Directed by Oscar-winning documentarian Alex Gibney, whose...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 3:48 PM
"What would James Brown do?"
Anyone who knows the groundbreaking soul singer's biography understands that's not a question that inoculates against trouble. But in certain circumstances, such as when America is paying witness to the Ferguson, Mo., racial...
| Aug 8, 2014
James Brown's effect on popular music need only listen to Prince or Bruno Mars. Fifty years after Brown's early hits and eight years after his death, the nickname Godfather of Soul becomes more evident every year.
But Brown's son Daryl says his father...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Funky drummers, ravers, Detroit rockers, Wu-Tang, Busta Rhymes and his bad decision, a new Stevie Nicks song. Below, the week that happened.
-- Looking for an ace weekend soundtrack? Find it on SoundCloud, where the great DJ and producer Pete Rock...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 8:58 PM
Imagine revisiting the classic intergalactic bar scene from "Star Wars." Bizarre humanoids from many planets share their mutual suspicion of each other while sipping strange drinks. Now throw a flash-bang grenade into the bar. The chaos that follows could...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 6:29 PM
The world knew singer James Brown as The Godfather of Soul — the singer who essentially invented funk and who from the mid-1950s through the 1990s put more than 100 songs on the R&B charts and influenced generations of performers, including such...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 12:30 PM
When it comes to recreating the world of iconic '60/'70s chart toppers, Sharen Davis has become the go-to guru of sartorial splendor, especially when it comes to outfits that pop on stage.
For "Dreamgirls," the musical inspired by the mercurial rise of...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:00 PM
**1/2 (out of four)
When a biopic’s subject is widely known as “The Hardest Working Man in Show Business,” it’s not asking too much for the movie to prove a) That the nickname was warranted, and b) The source of said man’...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 9:30 PM
Reports from Saturday, day two at Lollapalooza in Grant Park, from Greg Kot (GK), Bob Gendron (BG) and Kevin Williams (KW):
11:31 a.m.: Blood Orange's Dev Hynes posted several tweets after his Lollapalooza set Friday saying that he and his girlfriend...