ATLANTA (AP) - With a picture of his mother on a large screen behind him, Doug E Fresh struggled to complete his sentence. The rapper dubbed "The Human Beat Box" choked up and shed tears as he received the "I Am Hip-Hop Award" at the ninth BET Hip-Hop Awards on Saturday.
No wonder Jack White hates the Black Keys. Just like the White Stripes, the duo that White used to play in with his drumming ex wife Meg,
Ode to Humanity. A condensed version of this oratorio by Chinese composer Ke-Chia Chen, which the Philadelphia Orchestra rehearsed in its recent visit to Shenzhen, China, will be performed in New York at 7 p.m. Monday, opening day of the U.N. General Assembly, in a 17-minute version with the Philadelphia Orchestra and Philadelphia Singers Chorale. Find a live video stream at webtv.un.org. Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts; pianist Lang Lang hosts. - David Patrick Stearns
It's a Tweedy teaser; read more in the 'Live Life Love' section of the Sunday Inquirer.
Despite two of the country’s leading music festivals, Coachella (held in April in Indio, Calif.) and Firefly (taking place in Dover, Del. in June), taking place on opposite sides of the country, they’ve just gotten a bit closer — at least in organization.
It’s the end of an era. Or perhaps the waning of one.
Being a gay or a lesbian jazz musician isn't new. Take pianist Cecil Taylor, vibraphonist Gary Burton, drummer Allison Miller, and, famously, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington's cocomposer/arranger.
Leonard Cohen becomes an octogenarian Sunday, and the fedora-wearing song poet will celebrate turning 80 with this week's release of his 13th album.
Sunday Man on the go In Girl Shy, his first independent film, the great film comedian Harold Lloyd tells the story of a stuttering poor boy whose pursuit of a rich girl takes twists and turns that lead to a stunt-filled dash across Los Angeles. The 1924 silent screens at 2 p.m. at the Colonial Theatre, 227 Bridge St., Phoenixville. Tickets are $10. Call 610-917-1228.
Jeff Tweedy has made a lot of records, but the front man for the esteemed American rock band Wilco (and before that, coleader of alt-country outfit Uncle Tupelo) has never put out an honest-to-goodness solo album.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - Taylor Swift didn't divulge any more new secrets about her forthcoming album when she took the stage at the iHeartRadio Music Festival in Las Vegas, but the crowd's enthusiasm about her bouncy new single, "Shake it Off," seems to bode well for the new record.