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  • Musician biopics can score, but often languish in development

    Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths. Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
  • Janelle Monae: Why she's happy, why she's mad

    Janelle Monae: Why she's happy, why she's mad
    We’re right at the beginning of the story of a rebellious young woman from a small town in Kansas who finds herself transported to a strange new realm filled with surreal landscapes, brilliant colors, exotic sounds and characters at once familiar...
  • R.J. Smith on the godfather of soul, James Brown [video]

    R.J. Smith on the godfather of soul, James Brown [video]
    "The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer. Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
  • Big Boi thrives on collaboration

    Big Boi thrives on collaboration
    Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
  • Orlando Fringe review: 'Stayin' Alive III'

    Orlando Fringe review: 'Stayin' Alive III'
    The Downtowners, a senior-citizen choral ensemble from Orlando Lutheran Towers, return to Fringe with "Stayin' Alive III," featuring classic-hit songs to modern tunes. The production opens with their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" called...
  • PASSINGS: Flynn Robinson, Steve Forrest, Mack Emerman

    Flynn Robinson Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
  • 10 things you might not know about sweat

    10 things you might not know about sweat
    It's finally been warm around here. So let's soak up these facts about sweat: 1 Human sweat is odorless. The eccrine and apocrine glands' emissions do, however, provide the perfect home for bacteria to grow and thrive — and that's where the...
  • A big rollicking Valentine's concert featuring Bev Conklin and lots of talented friends

     
    23 songs by 23 artists! Michael Cloeren, emcee for Thursday night’s Bev Conklin and Friends Valentine’s Day Concert at the Musikfest CafĂ©, repeatedly reminded the audience what a “big” concert it was. I think there were only 22...
  • REVIEW: Here's why we couldn't wait for The Warped Tour in Scranton

     
    “I couldn’t wait for the summer and The Warped Tour,” blink-182 sang in 2001’s “The Rock Show,” the first single off its No. 1 “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.” A dozen years later, it’s still true....
  • Dr. John diverts praise for new disc with Black Keys guitarist, Grammy, Rock Hall to others

     
    Even after a solo recording career that this year marks 45 years, even after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even after winning his sixth Grammy Award in February for his newest album, “Locked Down,” famed......
  • Danation: Strike Up the Bland

    The Super Bowl debuted in 1967, and the organizers of the halftime show put together a slate of acts sure to wow audiences: the University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands, and the Anaheim High School Drill Team. Seriously. That...