Monday, April 20, 2015


Both sets by Vijay Iyer at Swarthmore College's Lang Performing Arts Center on Saturday started the same way: the pianist rang gentle, chiming tones, establishing a mood of quiet contemplation and close listening.
Ever since 1976 and her eponymous third album, Joan Armatrading has had a hold on the Delaware Valley. It could have been the smart, tender-tough lyricism with its emphasis on empathy, or her melodies' jazz-folkie sway tinged with swaggering funk, or her
Back in 2012, before Alabama Shakes' debut album, Boys & Girls, came out, I sat in a dressing room at Stubbs Bar-B-Q at the South by Southwest music festival with singer Brittany Howard, who talked about how she had gotten transported on stage into a musical "spirit world."
'I was always an independent artist stuck on a major label," Lee Ann Womack says over the phone from her home in Nashville.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) - Rocker Jack White says he's about to take a long break from performing live but not before holding five shows in the five states where he hasn't yet played.
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Miranda Lambert is one of the few women nominated at the Academy of Country Music Awards this year, so she says the ladies of country music need to help one another.
Suge Knight murder case heats up A Los Angeles judge ruled that prosecutors have enough evidence to try hip hop mogul Marion "Suge" Knight, 49, for allegedly running down two men intentionally with his pickup truck in late January outside a Compton, Calif., burger stand. Terry Carter died, and Cle "Bone" Sloan suffered serious injuries.
Even the greatest artists have performances in which all the right things happen but the core experience just isn't there. The surprise with soprano Dorothea Röschmann is how that can happen from piece to piece, not just in her Wednesday recital with pianist Mitsuko Uchida, but in past recordings.
When Donn T plays Johnny Brenda's on April 21 - the same day the soulful singer/songwriter releases her sophomore effort, Flight of the Donn T - she's going for a familial vibe.
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Video of Marion "Suge" Knight plowing into two men with his pickup truck and other key evidence in the former rap music mogul's murder case was released Friday by a Los Angeles court.
Arlo Guthrie, Shakey Graves, Madisen Ward & the Mama Bear, Parker Millsap, Chubby Carrier, Linda Ortega and more headed to the Old Pool Farm this August.