| 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...
| 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,...
| 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...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 8:22 PM
Don't count Gavin DeGraw as one of the singer-songwriters who balks at co-writing with other artists.
He dipped his toes into the co-writing water on his previous album, "Sweeter," collaborating on four songs.
For his recently released album, "Make a...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 7:35 PM
O say can you see, by the dawn's early light…
That light painfully dawns on a screeching rock star attempting to recapture lost glory, a scruffy folk singer torturously immortalizing his mandolin, a hip quartet desperately trying to create a...