| Mar 7, 2013
Keith Urban and Nicole Kidman at the Oscars. She likes what she sees, and so do ‘American Idol' viewers. Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images THIS POST HAS BEEN UPDATED WITH NATIONAL NUMBERS: One lesson from this season's “American Idol...
| Mar 13, 2013
Wednesday is a pivotal night for “American Idol.” Can the Fox singing contest, which has been sliding in the ratings, bring back fans with live shows featuring the 10 finalists? Those singers perform at 8 in a show that runs two hours. Here'...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 12:55 PM
First, a caveat: Back in January, this year's Golden Globe for original song went to Madonna's "Masterpiece," a wan electro ballad so forgettable that we here at Pop & Hiss had to YouTube it just to remember what it sounded like. (And now? Forgotten...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 8:33 AM
"Lincoln" earned a record-breaking 13 nominations for Broadcast Film Critics Assn.'s Critics' Choice Movie Awards. It received nominations for best film, director for Steven Spielberg, actor for Daniel Day-Lewis, supporting actress for Sally Field,...
| Dec 13, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Taylor Swift has been nominated for just about every big music prize out there, from Grammys to Teen Choice Awards. On Thursday, the perpetually cheery pop star got another feather in her cap, scoring a Golden Globe nod for her original song “Safe...
| May 25, 2012
| 2:12 PM
In an effort to make guests' experiences more "distinctive," the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa in Atlantic City, N.J., is undergoing a $51 million face-lift that includes refurbishing poker and guest rooms.
The Borgata opened in 2003, but hotel officials...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 11:51 AM
The Greenbrier Classic
What: This PGA tour event is part of the FedExCup series. The golf tournament will take place on the Old White Course at The Greenbrier, a historic resort. Tour golfers expected to participate include defending champion Stuart...
| Mar 17, 2011
| 8:45 AM
Performing rich harmonies mixed with Southern-rock melodies, the Nashville act Gloriana had a damn good 2009. The band’s self-titled debut album reached No. 2 on Billboard’s country chart, its song “Wild at Heart” became country...
| 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...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 8:35 AM
Having a total of nine nominations, both with his band and on his own, guarantees Zac Brown an interesting night at the Academy of Country Music Awards.
CBS televises the 46th annual event from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 3. Reba McEntire...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 9:13 AM
This season isn't turning out to be a great one for modern rock concerts. If you want to see giant country acts, you're covered. Choose among Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, Toby Keith, Trace Adkins and Kenny Chesney. Classic rockers can enjoy Bruce Hornsby,...