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  • Made some noise: The year in popular music

    Made some noise: The year in popular music
    As always with my top 10s, this one includes only studio albums of new recorded music. That means no compilations, no live albums, no archival records, no reissues, and so on. This year, those rules meant the exclusion of some great recordings: reissues...
  • The dying of the Limelight

    The dying of the Limelight
    Billy Corben. Photo by Beth Black As a documentary filmmaker who has interviewed drug dealers, hit men, international pop stars, college athletes, big-city politicians and at least one person who murdered and dismembered his roommate, Billy Corben...
  • Best Bets for July 13-20, 2011: Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield

    Best Bets for July 13-20, 2011: Rihanna, Natasha Bedingfield
    THURSDAY 14: RIHANNA it's hard to believe that it was just half a decade ago that Rihanna was being written off as a Beyoncé clone, just a cookie-cutter knockoff formed in a kitchen run by Chef Jay-Z over at Def Jam. Good Girl Gone Bad and the short,...
  • Concert review: The Glitch Mob at Revolution Live

    Concert review: The Glitch Mob at Revolution Live
    Photos by Conor Garrity A little before 11:30 last night at Revolution Live, the members of the Los Angeles EDM trio the Glitch Mob appeared onstage wearing black button-down shirts with skinny white ties. Each member took his place on a platform that...
  • The 2011 concert scene: Big stars, flashy stagecraft and hometown heroes

    The 2011 concert scene: Big stars, flashy stagecraft and hometown heroes
    The year 2011 won't go down in the record books as one of the region's best for live music. With the economy sputtering, promoters seemed to hedge their bets over the last 12 months. Even so, there were memorable moments on area stages. Plenty of big...
  • Wasserman Schultz joins those questioning Beyoncé and Jay-Z Cuba trip

    Wasserman Schultz joins those questioning Beyoncé and Jay-Z Cuba trip
    U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Weston said Tuesday she’d like to know more about the recent Cuba visit by mega-entertainers Beyoncé and Jay-Z. Wasserman Schultz is chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee and the entertainment couple...
  • Rapper Jay-Z rejects criticism of his Cuba trip with Beyoncé -- and so does Broward commissioner

    Rapper Jay-Z rejects criticism of his Cuba trip with Beyoncé -- and so does Broward commissioner
    Rapper and entertainment industry mogul Jay-Z responded Thursday with a forceful rejection of the criticism he’s received from South Florida politicians over his visit to Cuba last week with his wife Beyoncé. And the couple received support from a...
  • Diaz-Balart 'outraged' over Obama administration response to concerns over Beyoncé Jay-Z Cuba trip

    Diaz-Balart 'outraged' over Obama administration response to concerns over Beyoncé Jay-Z Cuba trip
    U.S. Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart, a Miami Republican who represents part of South Broward, says he's "outraged by the vague response" from President Barack Obama's Treasury Department to the concerns he raised over "the apparent tourist activities" of...
  • 'Ball So Hard University' big enough for only one person?

    'Ball So Hard University' big enough for only one person?
    Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs founded Ball So Hard University in jest, but three months later, the joke has become a serious legal dispute. In a recorded introduction for an early-November game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, when players...
  • Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Otis': Good for scarf aficionados, bad for the rest of us

    Kanye West and Jay-Z's 'Otis': Good for scarf aficionados, bad for the rest of us
    Here are the pros and cons of "Otis," the second offering from Kanye West/Jay-Z's collaborative album, Watch the Throne, which drops Aug. 1 digitally. If you like buying CDs (bless you), you can purchase it Aug. 5. The suits are taking down all of the...
  • Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown

    Jay-Z, Kanye West single 'Otis' a letdown
    The combination seems unbeatable: Jay-Z and Kanye West teaming up over a blazing Otis Redding sample. But “Otis,” a new digital single (streaming HERE) from the forthcoming West/Jay-Z album, “Watch the Throne,” is a bit of a...