| May 5, 2008
ONE OF those golden moments you hope for at gargantuan music gatherings like the weekend Stagecoach Festival in Indio came Saturday night, when the Judds, Naomi and daughter Wynonna, resuscitated their monstrously successful '80s act in what was billed as...
| May 11, 2008
The James Brown Reader
50 Years of Writing About the Godfather of Soul
Edited by Nelson George and Alan Leeds
Plume: 318 pp., $17 paper
WHAT would the late James Brown make of Barack Obama? Most definitely, Brown would say he was down with the message...
| Jul 4, 2008
Stepping to the front of the makeshift stage, she rolled up her essay on "What Independence Means to Me" into a tight cylinder in her hands. "I'm not going to read my essay," Darlene Escalante said, her eyes watery, her voice a husky whisper.
| Jul 29, 2008
On April 5, 1968, James Brown stood as a voice of reason and restraint in a city on the edge of rampage. The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. had been assassinated the day before in Memphis, Tenn., and the sense of outrage and hurt in African American...
| Jun 7, 2009
Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark herelived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
| Apr 2, 1989
Rap music is not polite. It's a noisy 'n' crude attack on mainstream sensibilities that has even liberal-minded adults who were raised on the rebellious, outlaw beat of Little Richard and the Rolling Stones asking themselves, "What happened to real music?...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 3:21 PM
NEWPORT NEWS — A Grammy-winning band of brothers on Tuesday brought their soaring musical talent back to one of the places where it first took flight, Denbigh High School in Newport News.
"We used to come here in a school bus. Today, we came in...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:58 AM
We’re right at the beginning of the story of a rebellious young woman from a small town in Kansas who finds herself transported to a strange new realm filled with surreal landscapes, brilliant colors, exotic sounds and characters at once familiar...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 8:54 AM
You've survived the "walkers," dodged the Deadites and outrun the American Werewolf.
It's Miller Time. Or martini time. Or happy hour. Whatever calms your nerves the quickest.
With Halloween Horror Nights in full swing at Universal Studios Orlando,...
| Oct 13, 2013
Say there, 21st century American male! You agree, right, that it's great we live in an era of unprecedented gender equality, where women can have access to education and business opportunities and can rise in the professions and be political leaders and...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...