| Oct 5, 2011
| 8:11 AM
I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have...
| Nov 9, 2011
| 2:05 PM
Bessie Smith to Lady Gaga is a wide swath in modern music, and "Women Who Rock" includes them and many in between Friday, Nov. 18, on PBS (check local listings).
"Rock and roll is a very wide river," says filmmaker Carol Stein. She and Susan Wittenberg...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 4:42 PM
As much as I adore The Beatles, the idea of going to a Paul McCartney tribute concert, even one with a symphony, didn't exactly fill me with excitement.
After all, the gems of the John Lennon/McCartney catalog have been covered countless times and...
| Sep 28, 2012
| 10:47 AM
Jay-Z, Sonic Youth, Guns N' Roses, Ghostface Killah, Slayer, Prince, the Rolling Stones, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Britney Spears, The New Pornographers, Mobb Deep, Black Sabbath, Led Zeppelin, Prefab Sprout, Pink, The Beatles, Van Halen, Big Star, Bob Dylan,...
| May 22, 2012
| 7:38 AM
Brian Wilson broke character Monday at the Chicago Theatre in the first of two 50th anniversary concerts by his longtime band.
The most fragile of the Beach Boys plunged into the turmoil of “Sail On, Sailor,” a song rarely performed by the...
| Oct 12, 2012
| 10:54 AM
When he decided to put together a home movie about highlights of his dad’s life and career, Denny Tedesco did what a lot of children do at some point in their lives.
What distinguished the product of his efforts from the thousands or millions of...
| Jun 12, 2012
| 1:15 PM
Considering beer is Ben Savage's favorite drink, working at Frederick-based Flying Dog Brewery could be considered a dream come true.
Not only is Savage surrounded by suds and innovation every day, but also with "laughter, high fives, pranks, and hugs."...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 5:10 PM
Bruce Springsteen gave the SXSW keynote at noon today, just as the drizzle was burning off, just as the music was kicking into full throttle all across town. He named some music that had turned him on in his formative years, years which may or may not...
| Aug 18, 2011
Playwright David Mamet is the writer-director of the film, which is shooting and doesn't have a title. The movie explores the relationship between Spector and his attorney Baden during his murder trial. In 2009, Spector was convicted of second-degree...
| Sep 9, 2011
Michael Jackson jury asked about Casey Anthony case...
| Oct 7, 2011
Glen Campbell performed at Club Nokia in downtown Los Angeles on Thursday night. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews....