| Apr 26, 2011
| 9:36 PM
"American Idol" has spawned dozens of celebrities who continue to make their mark on popular culture. Listed below are the highlights of TV programs airing during the next week related to 'Idol,' including appearances by contestants and judges, past and.....
| Apr 28, 2011
| 4:36 PM
A recap of 'American Idol' in which the top 6 sing the songs of Carole King....
| Mar 18, 2010
| 4:35 PM
Alex Chilton, the mercurial leader of the Box Tops and Big Star who burst from the Memphis music scene in 1967 singing "The Letter" in the smoke-gravel voice of a grizzled soul man even though he was just 16 at the time, has died. He was 59.
| Aug 23, 2011
Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78.
Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
| Mar 2, 2011
"Troubadours: Carole King, James Taylor and the Rise of the Singer-Songwriter," a presentation of "American Masters" that airs Wednesday on KOCE, tells the story of the crowd that haunted Doug Weston's Troubadour in the late '60s and early '70s, the music...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Oct 1, 2009
| 4:34 AM
Rhino's latest Nuggets set offers a comprehensive look at the mid-'60s music scene. Yes, the marquee names are here -- many performing rarities -- but so too are the long-forgotten acts. The mid-'60s was a remarkably dynamic time in pop......
| Jun 3, 2008
So, are Boomers self-obsessed? We received 114 letters in response to Meghan Daum's Op-Ed "Why don't you all f-fade away?" which complained about Baby Boomers' narcissicm, annoying music, and other impositions on the rest of us. (To put this in...
| Nov 4, 2009
| 4:34 PM
For much of her career, Rihanna was seen as being not entirely herself. From her high-profile signing during Jay-Zâs Def Jam tenure to her steely, minimalist presence on blustery tracks by the-Dream and Tricky and Ne-Yo, Rihannaâs most successful...
| May 1, 2008
| 6:38 PM
|| Fiction || weeks on list ||
|| 1. || Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri (Knopf: $25) Stories of U.S.-born children and their Bengali parents straddling cultures. || 4 ||
|| 2. || The Miracle at Speedy Motors by Alexander...
| Jun 1, 2008
CARLY SIMON isn't the first name you'd expect to find on a list of classic-rock superstars who keep tabs on " American Idol." "I tune in whenever I get a chance," she says in that signature dusky voice. "How could I not, when this season Brooke White sang...