| Apr 7, 2014
| 3:21 PM
Former Rolling Stones manager and producer Andrew Loog Oldham, in response to a request for comment from The Times, has elaborated on the reasons for his decision to skip his own induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this week.
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 4:30 PM
The rapper Nas won't be the only musician performing in support of a documentary ("Time Is Illmatic") at the Tribeca Film Festival. Quincy Jones, producer of the music doc "Keep on Keepin' On," has recruited jazz stars Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding,...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 PM
For a man who sold well over 25 million records in his lifetime, won eight Grammy Awards and functioned as R&B's chairman of the board for the better part of two decades, Luther Vandross goes strangely undermentioned today as a giant of urban music....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 12:30 AM
The opening night selection of this year's Tribeca Film Festival was another music documentary -- "Time Is Illmatic." So does that mean Robert De Niro has a favorite Nas song? "No," De Niro said, admitting he wasn't familiar with the rap star's lyrics....
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
It's unlikely that hip-hop documentary "Time Is Illmatic" will have many showings as thrilling as its opening-night slot at this year's Tribeca Film Festival, where it preceded an impassioned live performance by its subject, the artist born Nasir bin...
| Apr 17, 2014
We are one lucky nation to have a homegrown musical form, and cultural force, like jazz. Fortune continued to smile by giving us Milt Hinton (1910-2000) and Lee Friedlander (born 1934), two homegrown photographers with unique visual styles but a shared...
| Dec 3, 2013
"Traveling is good for the brain," says musician Jonathan Butler, 52. "The mind needs it. I can't imagine life without getting to see all the amazing, different parts of the world." Born in Cape Town, South Africa, the Grammy-nominated singer-guitarist-...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 4:10 PM
The legend of "Two-Gun Pete," the coldblooded cop who shot at least nine men dead on the South Side, began with a gun battle eight decades ago.
Just six months into his rookie year in April 1934, he caught 27-year-old Ben Harold red-handed during...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 2:51 PM
Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds was awarded the 2,508th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday.
Edmonds, who has crafted more than 100 top 10 R&B and pop singles during his career and was called the Quincy Jones of the '90s, accepted...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 10:36 AM
Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...