| Oct 11, 2012
| 6:01 AM
“The competition starts now,” Simon said at the beginning of the episode. I guess the last four weeks have been pretend. Sixty will become 24! No more joking around, this is serious.
We've got four groups; teens, young adults, over 25 and...
| Oct 15, 2012
Regina Spektor has performed in Chicago numerous times, including a Lollapalooza stint in 2007, but while she’s in town you won’t find her at the clubs favored by the Rihanna-Katy Perry-Ke$ha set. Instead, before her performance Wednesday at...
| Oct 16, 2012
To bond as married alcoholics for the Sundance hit “Smashed,” co-stars Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Aaron Paul, appropriately, went out and got drunk.
“I don’t know what I really learned about myself from that particular night...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 3:06 PM
Ke$ha is calling her upcoming album "Warrior," so we can't be surprised to find the pop star busting up chairs and kicking down doors in the music video for the disc's lead single, "Die Young."
But that hardly means that the clip, posted to YouTube on...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 4:18 PM
Just last week, Ke$ha premiered the video for her new single, "Die Young," in which the adventurously attired electro-pop star appears to form a cult devoted to black-leather vests and bearskin rugs.
But the pre-release publicity beast is one that must...
| Nov 19, 2012
It's difficult to pinpoint exactly when Rihanna transitioned from being the singer of arguably the best song ever made about rain gear (“Umbrella”) to becoming an object of constant scrutiny. Whether it's due to deft marketing or just societal...
| Apr 6, 2012
When visiting my neighborhood record store in recent years, I've breezed past the front of the shop — and most of the compact disc-browsing shoppers — to get where I wanted to be: the rows of vinyl in the back.
Whether it was the warm...
| Jan 27, 2012
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For months, buzz for Lana Del Rey suggested that she’s the greatest thing since (fill in the blank). Now that the nostalgic singer-songwriter’s debut “Born to Die” has arrived, we can finally...
| Dec 5, 2011
Dozens of musicians salute rock icon Bob Dylan in new Amnesty International tribute album. The "Chimes of Freedom" collection encompasses 75 recordings of songs written by Bob Dylan....
| Jan 2, 2012
It’s hard to argue this wasn’t a good year for music in the Lehigh Valley. Quality music – national touring acts as well as top-notch local and regional talent – was available not only every single weekend, but nearly every......
| Aug 19, 2011
What do you get when you let photographer Terry Richardson follow Lady Gaga around 24/7 for 10 months? "Lady Gaga X Terry Richardson," a book of more than 350 color and black-and-white candid photographs (culled from over 100,000 images) that......