| Sep 8, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Soulful singer-songwriter Bruno Mars was named Sunday to headline Super Bowl XLVIII, which will kick off on Feb. 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.
The announcement came amid great fanfare during the Fox NFL Sunday broadcast, which was...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 7:03 AM
After the coffee. Before the Redskins hopefully beat the Eagles.
The Skinny: As a Redskins fan, I was rooting for both the Giants and Cowboys to lose last night and it seemed like for a while they both tried to do that. But alas, in the end the...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 6:58 AM
Were the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards, which aired live Sunday night from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the whitest VMAs in history -- or the blackest? The youngest or the oldest? The most exciting or the most embarrassing?
Sure, you bet -- all of the...
| Jun 4, 2013
| 11:52 AM
“Fantasia” will live on. The Disney brand, first unveiled to the public via a 1940 film that put classical music […]...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 11:37 AM
There's nothing ambiguous about it: Robin Thicke's "Blurred Lines," the smash summer hit that is now also the title of his new album, is dominating pretty much every metric.
The song, featuring vocalists Pharrell Williams and T.I., has been most-...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:20 PM
If you missed the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards -- which aired live Sunday night from the Barclays Center arena in Brooklyn -- don’t worry, there's little doubt the network will repeat the telecast ad nauseam for the next few months.
| Sep 9, 2013
| 11:46 AM
How does a Hooligan follow a Queen Bey?
That's the task awaiting Bruno Mars as he prepares to play the halftime show at next year's Super Bowl. He'll follow a set from Beyoncé Knowles that is widely regarded as being one of the best in recent years....
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Clutching a gold microphone as shiny as his gold watch, Robin Thicke sauntered into a recording studio in Playa Vista on a recent afternoon like he owned the place.
The R&B singer known for his romantic ballads was taping a brief live performance for...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 5:00 PM
On Jan. 8, his 66th birthday, David Bowie surprised music fans around the world with the announcement that he'd secretly completed a new studio album.
This was a big deal — the first record in a decade from a legendary rock star more or less...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 1:03 PM
In Saturday's Calendar section, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts runs down his picks for the best albums of the year so far, a list that includes Chance the Rapper's "Acid Rap," Kacey Musgraves' "Same Trailer Different Park" and "The Next Day" by...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
When Niall Horan of One Direction revealed Wednesday night that he’d “[come] here to party,” it seemed reasonable at that point in the show to assume that “here” meant Staples Center.
That’s where the British boy band...