| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:58 AM
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...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 5:21 AM
So much more sparkle! “Dancing With the Stars” is turning it up to 11 -- Week 11, that is.
The first night of Season 17's two-part finale extravaganza saw the final four perform three dances: A judges’ choice, a samba relay danced to a...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 9:26 AM
The gritty, intense and sometimes rousingly profane music and performance style of the late James Brown left an indelible mark on American pop culture -- an achievement honored but only occasionally Brown-worthy in "James Brown: Get On the Good Foot, a...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 11:44 AM
The little town of Dixon, Ill., has two claims to fame. First, it’s the self-proclaimed Petunia Capital of Illinois. And second, it’s the boyhood home of Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States.
Presidents (and petunias) are no...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Can 15 years have gone by since Chicago blues master Billy Branch released a studio album as bandleader?
Apparently so, but he surely sounds as if he's trying to make up for lost time with "Blues Shock" (Blind Pig Records), a remarkably strong release...
| Jan 31, 2014
In December, in the thick of tributes that poured in following the death of Nelson Mandela, South Africa's Soweto Gospel Choir chose to eulogize their leader with an abrupt, but no less affecting, flash-mob-style performance in a grocery store. Posing...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
If we were now reaching the end of 1993 instead of 2013, the legacy of Prince Rogers Nelson would look much different.
By then Prince had already changed his name to the title of his latest album — a symbol nobody could pronounce — and...
| Jul 18, 2013
“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....
| Mar 12, 2013
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......
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:25 AM
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...
| Aug 4, 2011
| 12:35 PM
Dorothy E. Brunson, who became the first African-American woman in the nation to own a radio station when she bought WEBB-AM in Baltimore, died Sunday of complications from ovarian cancer at Mercy Medical Center.
The Northwest Baltimore resident was 72....