| Dec 20, 2011
| 6:49 AM
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...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 11:55 AM
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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 1:28 PM
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,...
| Jul 13, 2011
| 2:14 PM
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...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
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...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:19 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:39 PM
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...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 8:07 PM
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 8:15 AM
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...
| Jul 21, 2011
| 12:04 PM
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...