| May 19, 2012
| 6:11 PM
NBC Sports says it had 170 employees in Baltimore this week to cover the Preakness, and from the looks of the TV package it presented, all of them earned their keep.
NBC's network coverage started at 4:30 p.m., and it hardly ever sagged for more than a...
| May 19, 2012
| 5:57 PM
There were still drunken 20-somethings. Still crowds making a ruckus. And people throwing up after one too many beers.
But this year — unlike at recent Preakness Stakes when infield crowds gained a reputation for debauchery and rowdy stunts like...
| May 19, 2012
| 7:13 PM
The largest crowd in Preakness Stakes history watched the thrilling victory of a horse that's now on a Triple Crown hunt, jammed to pop band Maroon 5 and basked under a Saturday sky whose only clouds were the wispy letters of an advertisement sprayed from...
| Mar 30, 2011
| 4:23 PM
Cee Lo Green, who will be one of the judges on the upcoming the NBC talent competition "The Voice," has leased actor Frankie Muniz's Hollywood Hills-area house, which was on the market for sale at $3,195,000 or for lease at $10,000 a month.
| Apr 16, 2011
"Survivor" host Jeff Probst has purchased the Gene Autry estate in Studio City for $5 million.
Built in 1949 by the cowboy singer-actor, the forested 3.68-acre property had been donated by Autry's widow, Jacqueline Autry, to the Autry National Center...
| Apr 19, 2011
| 12:16 PM
Ultimately, it comes down to the voice.
Strip away theatrics, choreography, costumes, arrangements and backup singers, and all that remains is singing, which is the point of NBC's 13-week talent show, "The Voice," launching Tuesday, April 26....
| May 3, 2011
Reality-show vocal competitions are thought to be designed for newcomers just starting their careers.
For West Hartford's Javier Colon, who wowed the judges on NBC's "The Voice" last week, it was a return to the arena for someone whose first job out of...
| May 27, 2011
After toiling away for years in the basements and garages of Long Island, New York, The Sliders broke onto the rock scene in 2007 with their demo EP titled "Eric & the Sliders." The band's first full-length album, produced by Jim Wirt (Incubus,...
| Jun 1, 2011
| 1:55 PM
Carson Daly has been on TV long enough to have an idea of what works.
When he first heard about NBC's "The Voice," he was certain it would not.
"I was at NBC pitching shows for myself, and I was pitching a couple of ideas," Daly says. "They always say,...
| Jun 2, 2011
| 9:22 AM
While reporting for a preview of the summer concert season in Hampton Roads, I asked some questions to staff at the amphitheater in Virginia Beach, the region's largest concert venue.
Staff there referred my questions to the corporate office and...
| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:36 AM
When Sade's first concert in a decade was announced last fall, she was billed as the sole headliner. Interest was expected to be high because the British R&B singer hadn't toured in years.
But a couple of weeks after tickets had gone on sale for her show...