| Sep 15, 2011
After Zac Brown chose to sing "Martin," a love song to his guitar, everyone on stage with him Tuesday night at Club Nokia for this year's Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit concert quickly fell in line and served up songs inspired by their...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 8:48 PM
We'd rather not think about the Super Bowl.
But after the Vince Lombardi Trophy is presented to Sunday's winner comes a championship contest we can really get behind: the premiere of the second season of "The Voice" on NBC.
A different kind of talent...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 11:40 AM
"The Voice" and the Super Bowl may seem mutually exclusive, but NBC is doing everything possible to have that not be the case.
It's that network's year for the NFL championship game, and the coveted post-game slot goes to the singing competition's...
| Mar 6, 2012
| 5:35 AM
The Battle Rounds began on “The Voice” this week, complete over-singing and bogus drama from the judges. “Oh, I just can’t choose!” Yes, you can, so quit pretending to complain.
Adam Levine, Cee Lo Green, Christina...
| Sep 23, 2011
| 10:31 AM
These days, the American indie rock underground is in love with 1980s pop. From Bon Iver to Cass McCombs, artists have been reaching into the bag of tricks of acts like Lionel Richie and Toto. I wouldn't have predicted it, but there it is.
| Oct 17, 2011
| 9:23 PM
1980s fever struck 'DWTS' this week, complete with live performances of "Eternal Flame," "Walk Like an Egyptian" and "Manic Monday" from The Bangles, who also graced the show to promote their NEW album "Sweetheart of the Sun" and tour. Who knew?
| Dec 23, 2012
Toms Shoes has opened its first retail store and community space, in Venice, barely an alpargata's toss from the apartment living room where Blake Mycoskie started building his buy-one-give-one, commerce-meets-cause shoe empire six years ago.
| Mar 14, 2013
Negative five stars (out of four)
An instant landmark of crap, “Upside Down” begins with an interminable voiceover as Adam (the permanently earnest Jim Sturgess of “Cloud Atlas”) utters, “The universe is so full of wonders,&...
| Sep 27, 2012
| 3:50 AM
Three weeks in and we're almost done with the auditions. We've seen it all -- the good, the bad, and the ugly. It's always been entertaining though.
On this episode, we heard from two Maryland contestants. One made a lasting impression and the other ......
| Oct 31, 2012
| 6:00 AM
With only days before the Country Music Assn. Awards are handed out on Thursday, the Nashville publicity machine revved to life Tuesday with news of upcoming albums by two of the genre's A-list stars: Tim McGraw and Darius Rucker.
"Two Lanes of Freeedom,...
| Jul 15, 2012
The Festival of Earthly Delights
Dzanc Books: 462 pp., $23
Is there an English word for loopy openheartedness, for humor that careens into extremes but is grounded in surprisingly moving...