| Feb 19, 2013
| 1:44 PM
It’s just been announced that Richard Barone, leader of underrated New Wave band The Bongos (“In the Congo”) will be playing Café Nine on April 25.
This illustrious booking will be cause for further praise and analysis as the date...
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73.
She died at...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 11:14 AM
2 stars (out of 4)
On his first album since 2007, “Kisses on the Bottom” (Hear Music), Paul McCartney tosses his dinner jacket over his shoulder and takes a casual stroll down Tin Pan Alley, revisiting songs his father used to play on the...
| May 14, 2012
| 8:38 AM
Donald “Duck” Dunn, who died Sunday at age 70 in Tokyo only hours after playing his final show with longtime friend Steve Cropper, was part of one of soul music’s greatest rhythm sections.
Dunn was a self-taught bass player who had been...
| Dec 8, 2011
As a singer, songwriter and producer, Nick Lowe was one of the key figures in the rise of the pub-rock, punk and new-wave scenes in the U.K. during the ‘70s. With a hard-edged blend of rock ‘n’ roll, soul and country, he led Brinsley...
| Jun 5, 2011
Through June 19
Asian Contemporary Art
Where: CENTERpiece Gallery (CityCenter)
Highlights: Part of CityCenter's commitment to bringing quality art to Las Vegas, this exhibit features works in various media by leading artists from China, Japan and...
| Jan 28, 2012
| 11:51 AM
LOS ANGELES, Calif. (CNN) -- Mourners remembered legendary singer Etta James on Saturday as an authentic voice whose velvety vocals bridged genres from blues to rock.
The Rev. Al Sharpton presided over her funeral in southern California where she was...
| Oct 31, 2010
From onstage at the 32nd Carousel of Hope, emcee Jay Leno surveyed the crowd before him, describing the gala as one where "the audience is more famous than you."
The Oct. 23 affair at the Beverly Hilton had no shortage of star-power onstage or off. Tom...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
Ron Burkle buys boutique concert promoter Artist Group International, after having unsuccessfully bid to buy two other music companies, Warner Music Group and EMI....