| Feb 25, 2014
| 7:31 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 8:57 AM
This week Oprah Winfrey announced that her OWN network’s first scripted TV movie will be a treatment of the memoir “My Name Is Love: The Darlene Love Story." This is a cherry on the top of a lot of recent good fortune for Love, who will...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 7:53 AM
"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...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:55 PM
Soul singer and songwriter Bobby Womack has died, his publicist said on Friday. He was 70.
The cause of his death was not yet known, according to his publicist, Sonya Kolowrat at XL Recordings.
The streetwise vocalist inducted into the Rock and Roll...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 10:44 PM
Bobby Womack, the revered “poet” of soul music for his prowess as a songwriter as well as singer and guitarist, died Friday at 70.
Representatives of Womack’s label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death. The cause wasn’t...
| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:14 PM
Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70.
A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 9:56 AM
What happens when an ace Chicago blues guitarist meets up with a scorching Chicago soul singer?
Fire meets fire.
You can hear it on the key tracks of Dave Specter's deeply satisfying, jazz-tinged new album, "Message in Blue" (on Chicago's Delmark...
| Dec 3, 2013
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......
| Aug 16, 2011
| 8:17 AM
Norfolk's Discovery Music Series has been importing high-quality, slightly-under-the-radar acts for years now. It's great to see that the series is still alive and kicking. Staff members announced the fall 2011-winter 2012 shows this week. As has been the...
| Jan 8, 2012
| 6:46 AM
If the ghost of Clarence Clemons was hovering around Norfolk this weekend, it would have been grinning from ear to ear.
Many of the late musician's friends and relatives were in his hometown for a two-night party packed with heartfelt tributes,...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:01 AM
In 2007, legendary singer Etta James was booked for the PAETEC Jazz Festival in downtown Baltimore. I interviewed her a few weeks before the show -- but she later had to back out due to health problems. Here is part of the interview, which was never...