Arts & Entertainment

Kanye, Juanes enliven LA’s Made in America fest

LOS ANGELES – A new outdoor music festival in downtown Los Angeles reflected the city’s diversity with a lineup that included rap, rock, punk, blues and Latin music. Kanye West, Cypress Hill,...

DATE: Sept. 1, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Youth orchestra welcomes new director

For Kurt Chrisman, music education runs in the family. Chrisman’s father, Howard Chrisman, taught band and orchestra for decades in southern Colorado and northern New Mexico before founding the...

DATE: Aug. 28, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

5 things to watch for at the Venice Film Festival

VENICE, Italy – It has Al Pacino and zombie girlfriends, Owen Wilson and Lars von Trier. The 71st Venice Film Festival has begun, bringing 11 days of high art and Hollywood glamour to the...

DATE: Aug. 27, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Bow down: Beyonce owns the MTV Video Music Awards

Bow down: Beyonce was the reigning queen of Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards. The diva closed the awards show with an epic nearly 20-minute performance. Tears streamed down her face as she was...

DATE: Aug. 25, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Radkey unlocks door to success

Band of brothers: Radkey is three brothers – Dee (age 21, lead vocals and guitar), Isaiah (19, bass) and Solomon (17, drums) Radke (“Radkey” is a musical play on the family name) – who hail from...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Review: Country artists rock out for Motley Crue

Various Artists, “Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute To Motley Crue” (Big Machine/Eleven Seven) Country artists have long paid tribute to rock acts compatible with country music, from the Eagles to Buddy...

DATE: Aug. 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

U.S. court grants new appeal hearing for Buju Banton

KINGSTON, Jamaica – A lawyer for convicted Jamaican reggae star Buju Banton said Tuesday that a U.S. federal appellate court agreed to a new hearing on his latest appeal. The Grammy-winning singer...

DATE: Aug. 20, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Artists cover landmark Johnny Cash album

NEW YORK – Various Artists, “Look Again to the Wind: Johnny Cash’s Bitter Tears Revisited” (Sony Masterworks) Throughout his career, Johnny Cash sang about the downtrodden, giving a voice to the...

DATE: Aug. 18, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Depression-era colony cashing in on Johnny Cash’s fame

Associated Press DYESS, Ark. – Historians are poised to open Johnny Cash’s boyhood home to the public after recovering it from disrepair. The country music icon grew up at a government collective...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Daniel Radcliffe finds interest in actors ‘weird’

LONDON – Daniel Radcliffe says he finds the concept of celebrity and the level of interest in the trivia of actors’ lives “weird.” While promoting his first romantic comedy – “What If,” directed by...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

Actor Michael Cera releases album he calls ‘honest’

NEW YORK – Michael Cera released an indie folk album last week – quietly, in a way almost as unassuming as the actor himself. “I would record a lot of the songs in the middle of the night just at...

DATE: Aug. 15, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

The soul-pop sensibilities of Lake Street Dive

When the members of Boston band Lake Street Dive started playing music together 10 years ago, they were students at the New England Conservatory of Music, where their intensive education entailed...

DATE: Aug. 14, 2014 | CATEGORY: Music

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