| May 11, 2011
| 10:57 AM
Four albums into their career, The Rosebuds made a huge life change. The group had started as Ivan & Kelly Rosebud, a husband and wife duo, but after the release of Life Like, the marriage was over and possibly their existance as a band.
| Nov 28, 2010
When Elton John stopped in Los Angeles this month on his latest concert tour, he came in with one of the biggest storehouses of hits in pop music history. But instead of diving headlong into his catalog, he and his old friend Leon Russell devoted the...
| Jan 20, 2011
| 5:28 PM
I was honored and thrilled to be a guest on the most recent edition of the Season Pass Podcast, a weekly discussion about theme parks and roller coasters.
I spoke with co-hosts Doug Barnes and Brent Young for more than an hour about past, present and...
| Apr 6, 2012
When visiting my neighborhood record store in recent years, I've breezed past the front of the shop — and most of the compact disc-browsing shoppers — to get where I wanted to be: the rows of vinyl in the back.
Whether it was the warm...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 3:15 PM
For many music lovers, the cloud is proving to be a heavenly — yet also strange — place to dwell.
Music streaming services such as Rhapsody, Pandora and the celebrated Spotify have caused the industry's biggest revolution since the debut of...
| Jan 13, 2012
| 9:32 AM
Listen to Tribune literary editor Liz Taylor's conversation with author Luis Urrea about his latest offering, "Queen of America":
Download the MP3 (right-click and select "Save As...")
| Jan 20, 2012
| 9:05 AM
In preparation for the new season, we thought it was time to spruce up the website. You know, tidy things up, make it easy to listen to the radio show, make it more interactive. Here's what we came up with.
EPISODE PLAYER: You may have noticed the...
| Dec 5, 2011
| 2:54 AM
Long-time WBAL talk-show host Ron Smith said Sunday night that being awarded the Baltimore Ravens game ball after the team's win over the Cleveland Browns was a "tonic."
Smith, who is in home hospice after ending chemotherapy for Stage Four pancreatic...
| Dec 7, 2011
| 3:00 AM
Amazon offers sounds of the season with a sleighload of free holiday music. Every day through Dec. 20, the site unveils a new holiday song you can download free. (Find the freebies in the MP3 Store.) You can find additional deals on Christmas music...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 4:15 PM
If you're frantically looking for a last-minute gift, you still have a little time. Travel gadgets can be among the most fun to receive, so get to a travel store or the travel section at a department store. You're almost guaranteed to score.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 11:27 AM
Nobody does tour announcements like Phish. This afternoon, the band unveiled its summer schedule with a video showing drummer Jon Fishman training and preparing for the musical run.
I don't want to spoil any of the surprises, so if you have any...