| Oct 27, 2014
| 8:28 AM
No party ends before midnight in Miami.
Yet, Enrique Iglesias and Pitbull’s concert finished too early, clocking in at only 2 and a half hours at the AmericanAirlines Arena.
The Latin duo is a 2-for-1 deal during a joint tour, landing first...
| Oct 16, 2014
| 10:54 AM
For years, groups like the Portland Cello Project and Pink Martini have toyed with the boundaries between highbrow classical and campy pop. Gay string/vocal quartet Well-Strung (press materials refer to them as a boy-band), co-founded by violinist...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Is there a campaign to make all Top 40 hits by female artists sound like an endless stroll through Forever 21?
Consider the latest from Becky G, the Mexican American rapper from Inglewood whose mix of Disney-like cuteness, street smarts and lyrics...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 11:20 AM
Kesha is happy, healthy and even pretty on the August 2014 cover of Teen Vogue.
The once wild pop star burnished her image after returning from her two-month stint in rehab and she's got a new image and new attitude to introduce to fans.
"I get my old...
| Jul 14, 2014
| 2:19 PM
Starring now on a website near you: Britney Spears, raw.
We are not talking about "raw" meaning "in the flesh." Any of us who cares to has likely already seen plenty of Ms. Spears' largest bodily organ. And she is showing lots more skin, reports say,...
| Jul 17, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Beyoncé leads all nominations for the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards with eight, the network unveiled Thursday morning. Nods were spread among numerous hits from the pop diva's provocative, self-titled visual album, which she released without warning late...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:03 AM
Despite a limited music library, Amazon Inc.’s new Prime Music feature has streamed tens of millions of songs in the week-plus since its release, the company said Monday.
In a news release, the online retailer didn’t specify how many of...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Generic, inept and occasionally offensive, ABC's "Rising Star" is the definition of trainwreck television. A live singing competition show launched at the exact moment the genre is experiencing a perilous downslide, the only innovation here is a silly...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 11:56 AM
** (out of 4)
There’s no denying that Wiz Khalifa can create catchy rap songs that sometimes become pop hits ("Roll Up," "Black and Yellow," "Young, Wild and Free"). There’s also no denying that his albums are uneven, with Wiz constantly...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 4:13 PM
If you discovered twenty one pilots by stumbling upon the “Guns for Hands” music video like I did, you have Mark C. Eshleman to thank.
Since “Guns for Hands” and “Car Radio”—both directed by Eshleman— were...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 8:09 AM
Is it that unreasonable of me not to download Ke$ha's song "Your Love is My Drug" for my 7-year-old daughter? A song that says she won't listen to her mother, that she's addicted and that she's like a crackhead?
Because my daughter is devastated. So...