| Jan 27, 2009
| 11:16 AM
You could almost see the cartoon steam come out of the ears of St. Petersburg residents last fall when ESPN analysts repeatedly referred to their city's American League champion baseball team as the "Tampa" Rays.
Forgetting the "Bay" part of the name...
| Aug 27, 2008
Ludwig van Beethoven -- genius, madman, cosmic musical prophet. In the one-man show "Beethoven, as I Knew Him," writer-actor Hershey Felder finds a whole new angle on the composer: Vegas camp superstar.
Not that we ever see Beethoven wearing a glittery...
| Sep 7, 2008
Astral Weeks Pop Quiz: Name the piece of music responsible for these flights of fancy:
Example one: "About fifteen minutes [in] . . . I have entered a different reality and am in a strange part of the universe where you can sit on the tail of a flaming...
| May 10, 2008
CHICAGO -- Sex scandals have derailed countless pop-star careers, but R. Kelly's has remained robust, even with his long-delayed trial on 14 counts of child pornography looming.
Jury selection began Friday.
The singer, 41, has sold more than 12...
| Jul 7, 2008
WHEN IT comes to health clubs, do you prefer the enormous, multilevel variety where you can retain your anonymity even after years of blood, sweat and towels, or do you opt for the small mom-and-pop "Cheers"-type gym where everybody knows your name?
| Jan 5, 2008
AS the traditional record business continues to unravel, musicians who are trying to keep lucrative careers alive don't seem to be worrying about whether the glass is half full or half empty. Instead, they're finding as many glasses as possible and...
| Mar 13, 2010
Prolific songwriter and " American Idol" judge Kara DioGuardi's Spanish-style home in the Hollywood Hills is on the market at $1,649,000.
The gated house, built in 1964, has city and canyon views, wood-beamed ceilings, an open floor plan, extensive decks...
| Feb 1, 2010
In the first Grammy Awards since his death last June, Michael Jackson was saluted in an elaborate tribute that mixed 3-D technology, a rousing all-star chorus and a poignant appearance by two of his children.
After an introduction from Lionel Richie,...
| Feb 10, 2003
Candid friends of Phil Spector will admit that the bodyguards who prowled the night with the famed record producer were really in the business of protecting him from one dangerous person -- himself. So it's telling that five months ago, Spector apparently...
| Feb 4, 2003
Phil Spector, the influential but erratic rock 'n' roll producer best known for his layered "Wall of Sound" recording technique, was arrested on suspicion of murder early Monday after an actress was found shot to death at his hilltop mansion in Alhambra....