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  • Watch Tweedy's New Video For "Low Key," Directed By Nick Offerman

    Watch Tweedy's New Video For "Low Key," Directed By Nick Offerman
    Jeff and Spencer Tweedy released "Sukierae," their debut album as Tweedy, last Tuesday. They've started touring and will be at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, Mass. tomorrow night. (I interviewed Spencer about the album and tour; read the interview here.)
  • For Tom Hanks et al., a capital evening at Kennedy Center Honors gala

     For Tom Hanks et al., a capital evening at Kennedy Center Honors gala
    WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks was lauded as America's "favorite son" — and one of the greatest of cinema's stars — at a star-spangled Kennedy Center Honors gala on Sunday. Hanks was honored with four other legends: singer-songwriter Sting,...

    Kennedy Center: Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga sing for Sting

    Meryl Streep, David Letterman, Bruno Mars and Lady Gaga helped pay tribute Sunday at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington. This year's recipients were singer Al Green, ballerina Patricia McBride, actor Tom Hanks, comedian/actress Lily Tomlin and...

    Mavis Staples rescues her own tribute concert

    Mavis Staples rescues her own tribute concert
    For a while, it looked like a bunch of artists from parts far removed from the South Side churches where Mavis Staples built her legacy was going to keep things bland for the singer’s 75th birthday party. But then Staples herself took the stage and...

    As Run the Jewels, El-P and Killer Mike are brothers in 'edu-tainment'

    As Run the Jewels, El-P and Killer Mike are brothers in 'edu-tainment'
    Sequels can be tricky business. But on their second album as Run the Jewels (simply titled “Run the Jewels 2”), Brooklyn rapper/producer El-P and Atlanta MC Killer Mike up the ante on their comparatively fun-loving debut, crafting highly...