| May 7, 2010
| 4:35 PM
While youâre reading this, Alex is in Brooklyn. And guess what: Once you finish reading this, Alex will still be in Brooklyn. These are the kind of tidbits we learn as our brains absorb each deliciously drama-filled minute of Bravoâs......
| Nov 9, 2011
| 7:54 PM
Rapper and actor Heavy D, who played an influential role in shaping
rap music in the late '80s and early '90s with a fusion of New Jack Swing and reggae, has died. He was 44.
Heavy D, who was born Dwight Arrington Myers, died Tuesday in the...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 2:00 PM
Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83.
Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
| Nov 30, 2009
| 7:33 PM
Bob Keane, who founded the West Coast independent label Del-Fi Records in the 1950s and is best known for discovering and recording rock legend Ritchie Valens, has died. He was 87.
Keane, who survived non- Hodgkins lymphoma diagnosed when he was 80, died...
| Apr 15, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Tapping into the zeitgeist of irony, sex and violence -- not to mention his inner magician -- dancer-choreographer-designer John Jasperse attracted the Twitterati to REDCAT on Wednesday with the West coast premiere of his âTruth, Revised Histories,...
| Jun 2, 2008
Flight of the Conchords operates on another dimension. That was clear enough Friday from the band's performance at the Orpheum Theatre, where the duo opened with the electro sci-fi song "Robots" and its cautionary tale of the fall of mankind and the...
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
of American Culture
W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95
Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...