| 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 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 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...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 11:29 AM
This week, 32 years ago, gamers were enjoying the first month of the release of Nintendo's "Donkey Kong Jr.," MLB pitcher Gaylord Perry was ejected from a game for throwing a spitball and the following songs were the most popular in the United States,...
| 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...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Sometimes “The Voice” can surprise you, but here’s one thing you can pretty much count on: If a contestant is shown ahead of a blind audition declaring that he or she is aiming to impress a specific coach, that contestant will end up,...
| May 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"The Voice" has Josh Kaufman. "American Idol" has Caleb Johnson (and Carrie Underwood and Kelly Clarkson). "America's Got Talent" could have a guy who balances cakes on his arms.
The NBC show, which has become a summer perennial, launches its ninth...
| May 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Beware the third album, otherwise known as the Decider. Among would-be career artists, it's the make-or-break release that separates adult from child, evolving creator from one-cycle wonder, the luckily timed from experienced, focused musical connector....