| Jun 13, 2011
| 4:35 AM
R. Kelly put a remarkable amount of effort into the organization of a show Saturday night that ultimately lacked a center. Playing the first of two concerts at the Nokia Theatre in support of last year’s excellent “Love Letter” album,......
| Apr 19, 2011
| 4:36 PM
R. Kelly, the self-proclaimed king of R&B, is set to hit the road this summer in support of his acclaimed 11th album, “Love Letter,” he announced Tuesday. The three-time Grammy winner kicks off the month-long trek June 2 in Southaven,......
| Oct 25, 2010
| 9:34 PM
HBOâs âTremeâ series has accomplished the none-too-easy task of capturing the musical pulse of New Orleans, a pulse that continues despite the devastation wreaked on the Crescent City in recent years by hurricanes, broken levees and governmental...
| Oct 10, 2010
Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket.
But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
| Oct 26, 2010
Gregory Isaacs, the Jamaican singer who pioneered the style of reggae music known as lovers rock and became one of the genre's major stars in the 1970s, has died. He was 59.
Isaacs died Monday at his home in London, according to his manager, Copeland...
| Jan 2, 2011
It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
| May 1, 2011
The intersection of DeSoto and State streets here doesn't look like anything special.
On the southeast corner of the roads is H Town Custom Wheels. Across DeSoto to the west is Beer & Bud Mart, which faces a Church's Chicken stand. Immediately to the...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 4:22 PM
After nearly being voted off the NBC-TV singing competition “The Voice” last week, Bucks County singer Matthew Schuler appears to be headed for the Top 5 after a rousing performance of a new song and an uneven version of an......
| Oct 24, 2013
"If you find a cute kid, you might have a star. if you find a cute kid that can sing, you might have a cottage industry." — Jesse McCartney of Dream Street
McCartney is right on the money and pop svengalis are well aware of it. The music...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 11:08 AM
In the spring of 1963, when I was a student at the U.S. Army's Judge Advocate General Corps School in Charlottesville, Va., the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. came to town to speak to the student body of the University of Virginia.
At the time, my brother,...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 11:26 AM
You've got to hand it to him. Jon Bibbs is an ambitious guy. The gifted singer and former Hampton University student is launching a tour that salutes greats of soul music: Sam Cooke, James Brown, Ray Charles and Marvin Gaye.
“These men are larger...