| Mar 26, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Sarah Palin's upcoming cable series about the great outdoors officially has a theme song.
Sportsman Channel, which debuts "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" next week, enlisted the rock outfit Madison Rising for the tune. The group, self-described as...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Top 11 on "American Idol" tackled songs from the cinema on Wednesday night, and in keeping with the theme, many of the singers seemed to come into artistic focus for the first time.
As each stepped forward to sing a song either written for or...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Got discerning taste? Interested in digging in the digital crates for the best music available in the cloud? Then you've no doubt been targeted by Beats Music in the past few months.
The much-hyped streaming service is the latest entry in an...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 12:25 PM
Justin Bieber’s crowd was loud. One Direction’s too. And though they seem like somebody’s uncles now, the Jonas Brothers once inspired the kind of shrieks that could knock down a lesser heartthrob.
But in my life as a concertgoer, I...
| Feb 6, 2014
If you're still suffering from holidays hangover, brace yourself: Universal Studios' Mardi Gras is back, and it's bigger.
This year's celebration, starting Saturday, runs on 20 select nights spread over four months — from before Valentine's Day...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:26 PM
Eric Church is one of the few country artists to play Lollapalooza. The singer-songwriter appeals to fans on both sides of the fence.
"I love situations like that," Church says, talking about his appearance last summer at the music festival in Grant...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 6:28 PM
The OC Fair & Event Center has finalized the live-music schedule for this summer's fair, with a decade-spanning lineup that includes British Invasion pop, 1980s new wave and Orange County-based punk.
Offspring and Adolescents open the main concert...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 12:38 PM
Although mainstream country music unfortunately remains a safe haven for too many bad rock bands, there are the occasional cross-over acts that raise the bar.
In an easy-rolling 1 hour and 45 minutes on Thursday at CFE Arena, Darius Rucker showed that...
| Feb 28, 2014
Friday's print column expands on an idea we kicked around here earlier this week. The most difficult question being asked of the four Republican candidates for governor — with the possible exception of "How would you restore solvency to the......
| Jun 7, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Epcot's Sounds Like Summer concert series fires up again Sunday. The seven-week event features tribute bands at the America Gardens Theatre on the World Showcase side of the theme park.
The Sounds Like Summer lineup is:
•June 9-15: Stayin'...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:58 AM
Not long ago, going to a Chicago street festival usually meant settling for '80s cover bands, greasy food and ordinary beverages. That was then. Paralleling the grass-roots evolution of the city's dining and brewing scenes, summer get-togethers have...