This year's crop of holiday music releases demonstrates anew that the only rule of success in this specialized genre is that there are no rules. Who'd have predicted that the standouts in a year of big name entries would include R&B superstar Mary J. Blige, the erstwhile king of British pub rock (Nick Lowe) and an Indian classical music virtuoso (James Whetzel)?
DETROIT _ When a man loves a city, he's got to make a movie about it. At least that's the case for Michael Bolton, whose latest passion project is a documentary about Detroit and its potential for resurgence.
"The Sound of Music" has the sound of a hit for NBC.
Jay Z easily led Grammy Award nominations announced Friday with nine, but left-of-center rappers Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and Kendrick Lamar were among a group of new stars who took many of the major nominations.
Authorities say this week's benefit concert for Illinois tornado victims has raised about $300,000 for relief efforts.
It took a few tries, but Keith Urban and Miguel finally got into a groove while preparing for their upcoming collaboration at Friday's Grammy nominations concert.
The University of South Carolina Choir is maintaining a 60-year tradition with its annual Christmas concerts in Columbia.
As much as I love listening to Nat King Cole and Vince Guaraldi, I simply need a break every so often from the standard shopping mall musical mix.
Like Elvis' no-hips-allowed appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show," or the Beatles' arrival in America, or Woodstock, it is considered one of the milestone moments in rock history: Bob Dylan going electric at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival.
Nelson Mandela led black South Africans in their struggle to throw off the yoke of white rule and then helped the entire nation heal the wounds of racial division.
Memphis University School led the game for three quarters, but a strong defensive effort in the fourth quarter allowed Ensworth to rally and take a 27-10 victory in the TSSAA Division II-AA title game Thursday night at Tennessee Tech's Tucker Stadium.
Hang on to your martini: Some of the most famously smooth, sophisticated songs created by American musical icon Burt Bacharach have been youthfully reinterpreted into something new and tasty.
Celebrity reactions Thursday to the death of Nelson Mandela:
Nelson Mandela was, quite famously, a fan of European classical music. His two favorite composers were George Frideric Handel and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, but he grew up exposed to the country's rich tradition of vocal groups forging a unique form of sacred rhythm music.
Heroic in his deeds, graceful in his manner, sainted in his image, Nelson Mandela long served as both cause and muse in the entertainment community.
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