| 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 11, 2014
| 9:14 AM
About halfway through Sinead O'Connor's latest album, "I'm Not Bossy, I'm the Boss" (Nettwerk), the listener could be forgiven for thinking the title and the glam-rocker-in-latex cover photo are some kind of ironic joke. Yes, she may look like the boss,...
| Aug 2, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is in a box office universe of its own.
Marvel-Disney's sci-fi actioner opened to $37.8 million Stateside on Friday. It looks to sky-rocket to $92 million-plus this weekend, which would crush the record for August's top debut,...
| Aug 5, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Universal Pictures' new biopic "Get on Up" about the influential performer James Brown has a clear target audience: fans of the Godfather of Soul.
But the studio ran into the problem of how to broaden the audience and lure younger people with more...
| 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 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...