| May 24, 2008
Mike Andrews, the producer of Inara George's new album, "An Invitation," calls it "the father-and-daughter record she never got to make." That might sound strange to students of Los Angeles rock history, who know that the singer's father, Lowell George,...
| Jan 22, 2008
Sometimes, when winter lingers in your bones, you probably wish you could get out of Dodge. You long to fly to distant places for great, soul-stirring adventures and palate-pleasing meals bursting with foreign flavors. But how can you travel without plane...
| Aug 18, 2009
| 6:45 PM
Jim Dickinson, a piano player and producer who helped shape the Memphis sound in a career that spanned more than four decades, died Saturday. He was 67.
His wife, Mary Lindsay Dickinson, said he died in a Memphis, Tenn., hospital after three months of...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 2:12 PM
TÊTE-À-TÊTE: JIMMY SMITS
If it seems Jimmy Smits has been in our living rooms for the best part of 20 years, its because he has. With iconic roles on L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Cane and a recent stint on Showtimes Dexter, this actor has...
| Sep 27, 2008
Most Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
| Dec 20, 2000
Roebuck "Pops" Staples, who led his family vocal group, the Staple Singers, from gospel music into the forefront of socially conscious rhythm & blues and to the top of the pop music charts, died Tuesday in Chicago. He was 84.
Staples suffered a...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:23 AM
With the 50th anniversary of quintessential traditional Irish band The Chieftains looming, founder Paddy Maloney knew a commemorative album needed to be done. But Maloney says he wasn’t particularly interested in looking back. The Chieftains, with...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Fiona Apple is a damned weirdo. But that, apparently, is what her avid fans love about her – a love they loudly proclaimed with shouts and cheers during a show Wednesday at Tower Theatre in Upper Darby. And after that......
| Dec 30, 2011
| 3:47 PM
When all was said and done, 2011 turned out to be a good year for new music and I found that the best of the best was strung out from the beginning of the year right into a late discovery for me in December. Also, I barely had to argue with myself. No...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 6:47 AM
The Paschall Brothers, an a cappella gospel quartet based in Chesapeake with ties to Newport News, has won a prestigious prize from the National Endowment for the Arts.
The group, led by the Rev. Tarrence Paschall, will receive one of nine 2012 NEA...
| Feb 28, 2012
| 8:52 AM
If you ask Springfield, Mass. native Taj Mahal about what inspired him to become a restless musical explorer, he won’t mince words.
“First of all, no one seems to think about it,” Mahal said by phone from his home in California. “...