| Feb 13, 2014
| 11:19 AM
On top of taking issue with Macklemore's apology to Kendrick Lamar, Drake is now contesting parts of his interview with Rolling Stone — and feeling peeved he doesn’t grace the cover.
In a series of tweets to his more than 14 million...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 12:31 PM
The gasps, groans and expletives were abundant backstage Sunday as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis swept the rap categories during the untelevised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony.
Their massive hit “Thrift Shop” took rap performance and song,...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 4:15 PM
Mass marriage. Odd musical pairings. Pharrell's hat. The 56th Grammy Awards telecast Sunday left us with many indelible images -- and questions.
Why have rap categories if Macklemore is just going to win them?
Because the arc of justice is long, but...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:47 PM
On a night dominated by unlikely musical collaborations of all kinds – from a mini-Beatles reunion to Stetson-wearing Madonna jamming with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis at a wedding – the Grammys also found time Sunday to hand out a few awards....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:16 PM
This is the weekend I’ve been waiting for at the Classic Film Festival at Fort Lauderdale’s Classic Gateway Theatre. But not without some unease.
The four-week series offers favorite films in the big-screen format that shows them off best,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 5:45 AM
A sincere student of greats such as Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Muddy Waters, singer and multitalented musician ZZ Ward has a name that seems ripped from a yellowing poster for some Chicago nightclub summit of old fedora-ed blues guys.
| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:27 PM
One of the year's most anticipated hip-hop releases, Schoolboy Q's "Oxymoron" lives up to its buzz. Both heavy with bass and filled with memorable hooks, Q's long-gestating major label debut is tight in length and rich with intent. "Oxymoron" arrives in...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Hip-hop dominated the nominations for the 56th annual Grammy Awards, announced Friday in a nationally televised hype fest. Jay Z led the way with nine nominations, followed by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar with seven and Drake with five....
| Feb 11, 2014
| 12:39 PM
Mayer Hawthorne has seen his share of rejection — and I'm not talking about music labels.
The suits-and-sneakers-wearing crooner with the thick-rimmed glasses said he wasn't the coolest kid in his Ann Arbor, Mich., high school and was often turned...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 12:35 PM
All eyes may be on the robots of Daft Punk, Stevie Wonder and their sprawling, collaborative Grammy set, but the lineup for the awards telecast just got a new jolt of star power.
Avant-pop singer Lorde and Katy Perry are among the acts recently...