| Dec 19, 2014
| 6:35 AM
While ZZ Top is not known for Christmas songs, the band has a holiday connection. The Beach Boys have recorded Christmas tunes but an especially memorable holiday effort is tied to the season by context instead of content.
However much lyrics about...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 3:14 PM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week:
1. FLOGGING MOLLY
When Flogging Molly closed out Sands Bethlehem Event Center’s star-laden first month in May 2012, the group simply did what it always does: Play its heart out with an hour-and-50-...
| Nov 21, 2014
| 10:44 AM
You put on the new Nickelback album and you expect to hear big guitars, booming drums and quite a few hearty endorsements of oral sex.
What you don’t expect is a song about the National Security Agency. Or a guest appearance by Flo Rida. Or a...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 9:59 AM
He does it all, acting, composing, conducting and singing those songs that fans connect with emotional memories. That's award-winning musician and actor Harry Connick Jr. The married father of three daughters, Connick has racked up three Grammy awards,...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 6:00 AM
They came from Bakersfield, San Diego, Long Beach and elsewhere across the Southland, about three dozen young women plus a handful of young men who had caught the eye of the gathering's host with posts about her on Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr and other...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 11:55 AM
When singer-songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s newest album, “Pure Fiction” came out in April, it was less than two years after the release of his sophomore disc “Moving Up, Living Down.”
That’s a quick turnaround for any...
| Oct 27, 2014
As a team, Kesha and Dr. Luke were platinum hitmakers. Today, the singer and producer are making news again, but not for their music.
The bitter rivals are suing each other, likely marking the end of one of pop's most successful pairings in recent...
| 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 19, 2014
| 7:41 AM
I have long argued that we are in an era of hyperbole. All singers are "sensations." Basketball players who make the starting five are referred to as "stars." (For example, "Miami Heat star Mario Chalmers... ")
That said, Jason Aldean has earned the...
| Oct 1, 2014
| 2:23 PM
Hometown Broadway star Norm Lewis will join veteran country singer Emmylou Harris and nine-time Grammy winner Sheryl Crow as headliners in a nearly three-week celebration of Orlando's new performing-arts center.
Dubbed the "Grand Premiere," next month'...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Neil Patrick Harris and husband David Burtka were pleasantly surprised by their own fireworks show during their Italian wedding earlier this month.
The "How I Met Your Mother" star, who wed Burtka in Perugia, shared a few more wedding details when he...