| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:32 PM
Practice. That's the core of Kenny G's mantra as a musician.
No matter the myriad possibilities a day in his life might bring, at least three hours are dedicated to practicing the saxophone.
"I keep at it every day," he said. "I work hard, practice...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 9:43 AM
It's Valentine's Day! As Sir Michael Bolton once said, love is a wonderful thing. What better way to show that love than through the gift of music? Here's a bunch of amazing love-themed mixtapes that you should be playing today and any other day that love...
| Feb 14, 2012
| 2:43 AM
A couple of years ago, the Daily Press' own music buffs Sam McDonald and Mike Holtzclaw shared some favorite tunes for setting that very romantic mood on Valentine's Day. Here are the songs they chose - as well as a few clunkers to avoid:
| Jan 19, 2012
| 8:32 PM
This time, "Idol" pays a visit to Pittsburgh, the City of Champions. Is this where we will find the ultimate winner then?
THIS! Is "American Idol"!
Side note: I love how the Scotty McCreery clip that the producers added to the opening credits this...
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Steven Tyler turned in a beautiful rendition of the national anthem before Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens -- that's "beautiful," the word that lost all meaning last year when Tyler used it to describe...
| Jan 1, 2012
It's Saturday night, and though a drizzle threatens, the lawn is jammed with children snoozing in strollers, couples sprawling on picnic blankets, teens taking a break from skateboarding. The star appears — not some retread boomer rocker but high-...
| Jul 4, 2011
I am sitting on the balcony of the Grand Hotel Timeo eating almond-flavored granita (a kind of Italian sherbet) for breakfast and thinking about Lady Chatterley.
More accurately, I am thinking about the real-life inspiration for Lady Chatterley —...
| Sep 18, 2011
| 8:50 PM
Surprise winner Melissa McCarthy turned the 63rd annual Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday into a Chicago-centric celebration.
McCarthy, star of CBS’ Chicago-set “Mike & Molly” and Plainfield native, was flabbergasted win her name was...
| Nov 4, 2011
When Sherry Miller needs to run an errand, shop or get to an appointment, she picks up the phone instead of the car keys — and calls a bus.
Offering convenience that other bus riders can only dream about, the Pace Call-n-Ride shuttle stops at...
| Nov 4, 2011
Shuttle bus driver Edward Lane says he hauls dozens of passengers a day — sometimes six or eight at a crack — but he doesn't use any high-tech gear to keep track of pickup times and destinations.
A cellphone for taking appointments, a...
| Feb 17, 2011
Lady Gaga has snagged a piece of pop music history in landing the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100 this week with her new single “Born This Way.” Even more significant than posting the highest first-week digital sales......