The singer — whose career spanned decades and included collaborations with John Lennon, Mick Jagger and Stevie Ray Vaughn — released his latest album, Blackstar, on Friday. He died Sunday of cancer.
Category: Arts & Life
A Los Angeles jury has determined that singers Pharrell Williams and Robin Thicke lifted portions of Marvin Gaye’s 1977 hit “Got to Give It Up” when writing their hit “Blurred Lines.”
If you’re in the Pacific, there’s a better chance you’re nodding along with Cat Power rather than grooving to Fantasia — but that reverses if you’re across the country in the South Atlantic.
On Sunday, the London Philharmonic debuted a new piece of music based on Roald Dahl’s Dirty Beasts. With Matilda playing to sold-out crowds on Broadway and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory running in London’s West End, this is just the latest work by the author to get a musical soundtrack.
Laboe, a radio icon in Los Angeles, built a broadcasting career as one of the first DJs to play rock ‘n’ roll and to take requests live on the air. At 88 years old, he’s still drawing listeners in, six nights a week, playing the “Oldies But Goodies” that made him famous.
Pete Seeger was an activist for many causes, but among them was a passionate belief in the importance and value of public singing.
Linda Holmes and Stephen Thompson get together for the umpteenth time (well, sixth time) to provide live commentary on the Grammy Awards.
Marc Hirsh argues that the Best New Artist award, the kids’ table of the Grammys, ought to go the way of the dodo bird, for everyone’s sake and everyone’s sanity.