| Jan 30, 2011
The Coen brothers' "True Grit," which plays out over rural Arkansas and the Indian Territory of the 1870s, is the duo's highest-grossing film to date, and last week it became the second-most-nominated movie in this year's Oscar race.
Earlier in January,...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 12:45 PM
The Academy of Country Music announced the nominations for its 46th annual awards Tuesday morning (Feb. 1). Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year. In addition,...
| 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...
| Jan 3, 2012
| 6:28 AM
The temperature was in the 30s Saturday evening in downtown Chicago, but you wouldn't know it from looking at Lee DeWyze.
The former "American Idol" winner and Mount Prospect native was wearing flip-flops and a black t-shirt while smoking a cigarette...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 12:47 PM
The People's Choice Awards complete winners list:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 (winner)
Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides
Transformers: Dark of the Moon
| 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,...
| Feb 15, 2012
| 7:14 AM
When Hunter Hayes, the 20-year-old sensation just nominated as the Academy of Country Music's Best New Artist, has a day to himself, the first thing he does is find a music store. "I'm obsessed with gear," Hayes said recently on the phone. Look at the...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 9:14 AM
Norfolk's Grant Austin Taylor has done his growing up in public. The 16-year-old guitarist has been impressing and rocking local audiences for years.
As a musician and entertainer, he's got chops and experience. Many high schoolers day dream about...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 2:11 AM
Sugarland, Taylor Swift, Jason Aldean and Lady Antebellum were among Keith Urban’s opening acts last summer. Doesn’t mean they’re not stars in their own right. But it does mean they’re not Keith Urban.
Same goes for Mike London...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:52 AM
Keith Urban's new album, "Get Closer," had an inauspicious start.
The guitars he had long used — some for 20 years — and that he counted as a key component of each recording session, as vital as some of his musicians, were all under water....
| 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...