| Jul 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade.
He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
| Jul 23, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Amy Winehouse, who was found dead Saturday at her home in London, left behind a small body of celebrated work and immeasurable unfulfilled promise. She was 27.
Authorities were investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it...
| Jul 24, 2011
British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 9:26 AM
Taking photographs of birds wasn't always on Michael Oberman's list of things to accomplish in life.
Yet nowadays, the Columbia resident says he "would rather be around a great blue heron than James Brown," one of the 300 music greats he interviewed...
| Aug 31, 2011
| 7:58 AM
Music fans and local paparazzi will be out in full force Sept. 15 when a bona fide pop superstar joins well-wishers in throwing open the doors of the country's latest Fillmore Music Hall, just down the road a ways in nearby Silver Spring.
The sixth U.S....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Alabama Shakes’ first album, "Boys & Girls," is an electric jolt that anyone who loves blues-based rock music should track down immediately. Consisting of three men and one young explosion named Brittany Howard on vocals and guitar, the group,...
| Feb 5, 2012
| 9:27 PM
After weeks – months! – of audiences being inundated with promos for NBC’s “The Voice,” the premiere finally got under way tonight after Super Bowl XLVI. As the NFL crowned this year’s champions in the New York Giants,...
| Feb 13, 2012
| 1:58 AM
I haven't watched a Grammy telecast all the way through in quite awhile. As much as I love the great TV-music moments when they happen, there haven't been enough of them lately to keep me tuned in when all the wretched excess, bizarre productions and...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
| Oct 21, 2011
Barry Feinstein, a photographer who gained renown as one of the premier chroniclers of the 1960s and '70s music scene, including shooting iconic album covers for Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin and George Harrison, has died. He was 80.
Feinstein, a longtime...