| Jan 15, 2013
| 11:15 AM
Growing up in Rocky Mount, Va., Myxolydia Tyler loved watching local theater company Jack Tale Players. "I was in awe of how they told stories, and then I saw 'A Raisin in the Sun' on a high school theater trip, and that began my love affair with theater....
| Nov 28, 2012
| 1:34 PM
The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll.
Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...
| Nov 29, 2012
| 9:21 PM
While playing polo on the fields of Southern California in the late 1930s, Mel Shaw met Walt Disney and was soon playing on his team, the Donald Ducks, that took on the president of Mexico's personal team in 1938 — and won.
"He called me a wild...
| Nov 30, 2012
| 12:38 PM
Is Alex Clare a singer or a song?
In October this bearded Brit reached No. 7 on the Hot 100 with “Too Close,” a dubstep-inflected power ballad originally released on YouTube in early 2011. Co-produced by the cool-hunting hitmaker Diplo,...
| Dec 4, 2012
| 6:02 AM
Royals! Redskins! And a really really bad breakup! Today's online trends have it all. First up, royal wife Kate Middleton is again under the media microscope -- fortunately for her she has all her clothes on this time. The royal baby (or babies!) received...
| Dec 5, 2012
| 11:54 AM
With its flashing lights, loud music and stimulating party scene, Vegas always has a festive vibe. But the city really steps up its game during the holidays. Here are a few good reasons to end your year in the city of sin.
Palms Casino Resort is...
| Dec 7, 2012
| 6:00 AM
Meshell Ndegeocello's place in pop culture has shrunk since her mid-'90s days on MTV. But her talent has only grown. In October the New York-based singer-bassist released the stunningly beautiful "Pour Une Âme Souveraine," a collection of songs written or...
| Nov 24, 2012
| 11:00 AM
You have to give Denise Dennis some credit. She did not come cheap. The price tag she put on her virtue is about the same as the amount Gov. Tom Corbett took to sell his soul — or Pennsylvania's soul, that is — to the gas drilling robber...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 6:33 AM
Prince doesn’t tour nationally often, so when he does you know it’s going to create a buzz. And where there’s buzz, there are celebrities.
That was the case when the “Purple Rain” singer performed three shows early last...
| Oct 1, 2012
| 11:05 AM
It’s official: Patrick Stump is a married man.
Stump, known best as the singer of Chicago-area pop punk quartet Fall Out Boy, married girlfriend Elisa Yao in Chicago Saturday (Stump’s publicist confirmed the news). Later that night, Stump and...
| Nov 19, 2011
| 4:33 PM
Mark Swed reviews the exhilarating modern music collective wild Up, as it mashes up the avant-garde Postmodernism of Clarence Barlow with punk rock....