| Jul 24, 2014
| 1:07 PM
Before James Brown became the Godfather of Soul, before he donned the cape, before he even cut a record, he was an impoverished kid from rural Georgia.
In the new biopic "Get on Up," the singer's hardscrabble childhood sets the stage for a tumultuous...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:18 PM
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line, thereby making "nonstop" one of the most fetching words in travel today. Luckily for us, BWI-Marshall Airport seems to be piling up flights that will get you to your destination without...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Today it's rare to see a piece of celebrity-worn apparel — on screen or off — that can't be identified and even purchased with a few mouse clicks. From politician Sarah Palin's eyeglass frames (Kawasaki 704s) to film protagonist Jay Gatsby's...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 1:19 PM
When singer and Gibson hollow-body strummer Nick Waterhouse introduced one of his songs as "the B-side to a 45" during his record release party, you'd have been forgiven for briefly thinking the entrance to the American Legion Post 43 in Hollywood may...
| May 13, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Dressed in skinny jeans, flats, a white shirt and still wearing her stage makeup, the petite Ashley Blair Fitzgerald sits cross-legged in a small conference room after her matinee performance in "Smokey Joe's Cafe" at Arena Stage in Washington.
| Apr 25, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Michael Nesmith's name is far more often associated with the Monkees than the birth of Southern California country rock. Yet the former rock sitcom star played a key part in a 1960s scene when long hair and cowboy boots all a sudden made sense together....
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:56 AM
Record collectors are a special breed, willing to sift through rubbish on the hunt for a rare sonic gem. They are the keepers of arcane knowledge and obscure taxonomies about genres and labels and recording dates. But even among those driven characters,...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 5:41 PM
Music opened my life to an array of experiences. I remember New York's Washington Square Park in the 1960s as a laboratory alive with musicians playing folk, old-time country, jazz and everything in between. The creativity in that one small space was...
| Mar 17, 2014
Soft-rock of the mid-1970s often is dismissed as a time of milquetoast music, but anyone who listened then and listens now knows there were some really good songs made in those years. What if the attention those songwriters paid to......
| Mar 30, 2013
| 2:05 PM
It's bring on the new with the Kravis on Broadway series.
Out of the five shows heading to West Palm Beach's Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts for the 2013-2014 season, only one — "Evita" — has appeared there previously....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 7:21 PM
When blues singer Bobby "Blue" Bland was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, his longtime friend B.B. King, considered one of the most successful and influential blues singers of the 20th century, praised Bland not just for the blues...