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  • 'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!

    'American Idol' recap: Last stop, Omaha!
    "American Idol" handed out a few final golden tickets -- 21 of them, to be precise -- as it wrapped up its Season 13 auditions on Thursday in Omaha. Along the way, Keith Urban reconnected with an old pal he hadn't seen in years, Harry Connick Jr. had...
  • 'The Voice' recap: Usher, Shakira return 'feisty' for Season 6

    Back in Season 4, when Usher and Shakira first appeared on "The Voice," filling in for Cee Lo Green and Christina Aguilera, the two newbie coaches often looked awfully green in their red leather chairs. Though both brought energy and commitment, heart...
  • 1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind

    1964 remembered from a boomer state of mind
    You're going to be hearing a lot about 50th anniversaries this year. PBS' "American Experience" has a two-hour program called "1964" that premiered this month. It included such milestones as Barry Goldwater's presidential campaign, which though...
  • Bucks County singer seems likely to advance to Top 5 on 'The Voice'

     
    After nearly being voted off the NBC-TV singing competition “The Voice” last week, Bucks County singer Matthew Schuler appears to be headed for the Top 5 after a rousing performance of a new song and an uneven version of an......
  • Review: 'Treme' returns for a five-episode rideout

    Review: 'Treme' returns for a five-episode rideout
    Sunday brings the brief fourth-season return of "Treme," David Simon and Eric Overmyer's story of life, death, music and food in the city of New Orleans. I had, for some reason, thought the show was canceled, even though a look back into the record...
  • Bruce Springsteen Tells Dirty Jokes for Stand Up for Heroes Event

    Jon Stewart, Jerry Seinfeld, Bill Cosby, Roger Waters, Jim Gaffigan and General Martin Dempsey gathered Nov. 6 to raise money for American combat veterans who had been injured in duty as part of Stand Up for Heroes, a fundraiser presented by the Bob...
  • Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'

    Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'
    Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...
  • Concert review: Bobby Womack at Brilliant Corners festival

    Concert review: Bobby Womack at Brilliant Corners festival
    Bobby Womack doesn’t like to be rushed. “Can I do it right for you tonight? he asked Sunday on the closing night of the Brilliant Corners of Popular Amusements fall showcase at the Riverfront Theatre. “I like to do it right and take my...
  • 'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte

    'American Idol' recap, Country stars (and total bombs) in Charlotte
    We're in Charlotte, and if you weren't a country music fan before tonight, chances are you just might be buying your first country CD in the morning. Recapping tonight's show was a bit challenging. We may have heard all of 10 auditions that really had...
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week 1. SOUTHSIDE JOHNNY & THE ASBURY JUKES In its 37 years together, seminal New Jersey rockers Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes always channeled its audiences' emotions in its songs,......
  • Jon Bibbs, singer and Newport News resident, to salute Sam Cooke with show in Norfolk

    Jon Bibbs, singer and Newport News resident, to salute Sam Cooke with show in Norfolk
    You've got to hand it to him. Jon Bibbs is an ambitious guy. The gifted singer and former Hampton University student is launching a tour that salutes greats of soul music: Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye. “These men are larger...