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  • Jay-Z's 'Picasso Baby' documentary debuts Friday on HBO

    Pop star Jay-Z will bring his art gallery what-is-it project "Picasso Baby" to television audiences with a new documentary airing on HBO starting Friday. "Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film," debuting Friday at 11 p.m. on the premium cable channel,...
  • Beyonce, a/k/a Mrs. Carter, commands Philly's Wells Fargo Center

     
    True to her reputation, Beyonc√© — Mrs. Carter — delivered Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia. Belting out every note infallibly, dancing each synchronized step perfectly, Queen Bey makes us wonder if her music videos each...
  • All-star 'Gatsby' soundtrack reportedly set for big debut

    One detail I didn't have room to include in last weekend's Arts & Books feature on the soundtrack to "The Great Gatsby" was just how the film's director, Baz Luhrmann, recruited Jay-Z to help him assemble the music for the movie. In an interview...
  • Baz Luhrmann's 'Gatsby' hears hip-hop where Fitzgerald heard jazz

    Baz Luhrmann didn't want to answer the question. "I can't really say it about myself," he said. "But yes, I do." The Australian director behind this month's hip-hop-inspired adaptation of "The Great Gatsby" had been asked if he thinks his movies...
  • 2012-13 Tribune Scholar-Athlete team

    2012-13 Tribune Scholar-Athlete team
    Alex Alcantara St. Francis Baseball, football, wrestling ACT: 34. GPA: 4.88/4.0. Athletics: All-Suburban Christian Blue football 2012, baseball 2012-13. 138-pound regional runner-up, wrestling 2013. Academics: IHSA All-State Academic 2012-13,...
  • Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta

    Jay-Z reveals 'Magna Carta' art next to the actual Magna Carta
    We're not sure where Kanye West and Jay-Z's duel of self-mythologizing will end up -- perhaps with a "Yeezus" sequel titled "I Am Cthulhu"?  But Jay-Z has escalated matters with his newest promotional gambit. His new album, "Magna Carta Holy Grail," has...
  • Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts

    Review: Jay-Z's 'Magna Carta Holy Grail' full of empty boasts
    It's possible to pare down the gist of "Magna Carta Holy Grail," the 12th solo studio album from New York rapper/businessman/new dad Jay-Z, to three simple words uttered in a track called "Tom Ford." "I'm so special," declares the rapper, 43, and anyone...
  • Ranking Jay-Z's power

    Ranking Jay-Z's power
    Jay-Z has been on top for so long that sometimes it’s hard to remember where he began. The rapper, who grew up in New York’s Marcy projects, started from the bottom and now he’s chilling with the President. Some people say the Jigga Man...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'

     Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta Holy Grail'
    ** 1/2 (out of 4) Jay-Z has been rapping about having a lot of money for a long time: "Without rap, I was crazy straight/partner, I'm still spending money from '88" he spat on "Dead Presidents II" in 1996. Back then, though, there was a populist tilt...
  • Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail'

    Album review: Jay-Z, 'Magna Carta ... Holy Grail'
    2 stars (out of 4) Jay-Z is one of those MC’s so gifted he often sounds like he’s tossing off his best lines as afterthoughts, the epitome of New York City cool. But that casual air has now given way to name-checking and product-plugging....
  • Jay-Z takes to Twitter, offers fans advice on life, music, cereal

    Even though the coverage seems to have gone on for years, a mere five days have passed since users of a particular brand of smartphone (and anybody willing to illegally download music) first heard “Magna Carta Holy Grail,” the 12th solo...