| Jul 31, 2014
If you can’t wait to see Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers play at downtown Allentown’s new PPL Center arena on Sept. 16, you can get a glimpse of the band and hear its new music a whole lot sooner. Get......
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:16 PM
Before easing into a conversation about his new album with the Heartbreakers, "Hypnotic Eye," the longtime Malibu beach-dweller Tom Petty has a score to settle. It's in response to an old Los Angeles Times survey of Los Angeles' most enduring rock bands....
| Sep 16, 2014
| 5:27 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- If Bruce Sprinsteen is the artist who chronicles the progression of our lives, Tom Petty – who tonight plays Allentown’s new PPL Center -- has become the one who voices our fight against it.
Petty’s songs, so stingingly...
| Sep 17, 2014
| 9:06 AM
If the Eagles’ concert Friday was the perfect show to open Allentown’s PPL Center, Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers on Tuesday was the perfect act for the arena’s second event.
Or any beyond that.
While the Eagles played a set that...
| Sep 9, 2014
Beatriz Monteavaro's all-black diorama "Castle Churchill's: Fortress of Mystery and Power" is a monument to Miami's famed den of musical sorcery, Churchill's Pub, a venue for the drummer's fast-and-furious punk-metal duo Holly Hunt. Her sculpture, which...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 8:00 AM
At first, director Travis Preston wanted to seat the audience for "Prometheus Bound" at the Getty Villa where the actors would normally be: on the plaza in front of the museum that doubles as a stage for the Getty's annual late-summer outdoor...
| Jul 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In a week Steve Grand went from being an unknown to the latest viral celebrity after uploading his first music video, “All-American Boy,” to YouTube.
The song, a country-tinged pop-rock ballad, could have easily gone unnoticed as just...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Can a business like Hobby Lobby legitimately claim religious freedom in its legal battle against the Affordable Care Act's mandate that insurance plans cover drugs some people believe cause abortions?
Notre Dame law professor Richard W. Garnett argued...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 1:17 PM
The fast-growing music streaming service Spotify has introduced it first free, ad-supported service for smartphones and tablets, the Swedish company said Wednesday. The digital music firm also said it has launched in 20 new global markets, meaning it's...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 12:52 PM
There are few modern military characters as outsized as Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the former commanding general of international and U.S. forces in Afghanistan.
You might recall Michael Hastings' incendiary 2010 Rolling Stone profile of McChrystal that...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 5:30 AM
When children of famous parents succeed, they're not infrequently suspected of taking shortcuts or gaining special favors. To Maria Rita, it seemed at times that the opposite was true.
"People got really aggressive when I started to sing professionally,...