Tue., May 7, 2013 7:30am
The R&B and hip hop artist was sentenced for failing to pay taxes on about $1.8 million in earnings.
Mon., May 6, 2013 6:15pm
Does perfect technique make a good singer? Can emotion be learned? American Idol, on shaky legs with viewers this season, has recently had interesting things to say about this long-running debate.
Mon., May 6, 2013 12:50pm
After the rapper lost a legal battle with far-reaching consequences over sampling, the mere existence of All Samples Cleared! was a triumph.
Mon., May 6, 2013 10:30am
Three heavily hyped new bands have little in common, except being led by women. How important is that?
Sat., May 4, 2013 8:00pm
The guitarist, who died Thursday, understood that metal works in darkness, rooting for something, anything that makes sense of this ugly human existence. Hanneman channeled it into a band that exemplifies pain.
Sat., May 4, 2013 12:00pm
Some of the most iconic images of New Orleans musicians have come from its annual Jazz & Heritage festival thanks to the scores of photographers who crowd the apron of the stage, vying for the best shots. Eve Troeh, of member station WWNO, tagged along with one of them this year.
Fri., May 3, 2013 7:45pm
Hanneman was one of the most influential guitarists in thrash metal. He died Thursday in Southern California of liver failure. He was 49.
Fri., May 3, 2013 2:30pm
Erykah Badu is far from your average pop star. Answering questions on stage in New York recently, she was more like a guru: She drew the audience close, received love and handled awkwardness with ease.
Fri., May 3, 2013 12:15pm
As a pop star, no one comes close to dominating culture and conversation the way Beyonce does. Because she exerts such control over her image from advertisements to films, politics to pop songs should we think of her differently?
Fri., May 3, 2013 8:15am
Known as "Mac Daddy," he teamed with Chris Smith ("Daddy Mac"). As kids in 1992, they scored big with "Jump." Later, they toured with Michael Jackson. Kelly was 34. The cause of death has not been determined, but investigators suspect a drug overdose.