| Nov 25, 2013
| 12:00 PM
The final verse of Lynyrd Skynyrd’s 1974 hit single “Sweet Home Alabama” — “Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers / and they've been known to pick a song or two” — probably confused generations of pre-Wikipedia radio...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It was more than 50 years ago that singer Darlene Love had her biggest hit, the 1962 girl-group song “He’s a Rebel” with The Crystals, and her last hit, the 1963 holiday hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
Yet in a...
| Sep 18, 2014
| 5:45 PM
Engelbert Humperdinck has a few rituals to perform before his upcoming show at Segerstrom Center for the Arts.
He'll do a sound check at the venue and loosen up with the band before eating a meal at 5:30 p.m. After all that, he'll practice a few songs,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:06 PM
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia)
Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:42 AM
Cee Lo Green’s missed opportunity with the song “Happy,” which Pharrell Williams recently revealed that Green recorded but then chose not to release, isn’t the first time a pop, rock, R&B or country star turned thumbs down on a...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years.
Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 2:10 PM
Just ahead of Valentine's Day, OWN is getting in the love business with its first foray into the scripted telepic business.
The network announced Monday it's adapting singer Darlene Love's memoir, "My Name Is the Love: The Darlene Love Story," into a TV...
| Feb 15, 2014
Here are four revealing things the audience learned from “American Idol” runner-up Justin Guarini in his new one-man stage show “Lovesick,” which opened Friday at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope: He actually had a serious...
| Jan 17, 2013
| 5:34 AM
Oh, "American Idol" Season 12. Where else would the show premiere but in "The City That Never Sleeps," and New York offered up its biggest and brightest budding stars.
Enter the judges: Randy Jackson, country heartthrob Keith Urban and the two "ladies"...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:50 PM
John Stamos is 50. Have mercy! Uncle Jesse is getting old.
The actor celebrated his half-century birthday Monday with his "Full House" castmates, who have kept in touch since their sitcom went off the air in 1995.
His on-screen wife Lori Loughlin...
| May 12, 2013
| 4:59 PM
Burt Bacharach was never a fan of rock 'n' roll, even as the distinctive, graceful love songs he wrote with lyricist Hal David began sharing space on the frenetic '60s and early '70s pop charts. His metier wasn't blues or psychedelia but smooth drama...