| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| 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...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Those looking for evidence that the 10th annual FYF Fest had hit a Saturday afternoon peak found it during songwriter Ty Segall's set. As he and his band pushed a hard-strummed...
| 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....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When the Grammy for album of the year is handed out on Sunday night, it could go to Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Daft Punk or Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
It could also go to Sara Bareilles.
The recording academy shocked many in the industry when the...
| 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 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...
| 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.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:19 PM
Sorry, zombies. AMC's "The Walking Dead" continues to have fans swarming Twitter, but the apocalyptic show couldn't top Tuesday night's BET Hip Hop Awards.
The music awards show, which gave multiple honors to Kendrick Lamar and Drake, was the most...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 9:55 AM
Steve Aoki can barely contain his excitement over the tour he has orchestrated.
"This lineup is phenomenal," said Aoki, the dance music DJ and producer. "We've only done four shows so far, and it feels just like a festival with all these different...