Had Meeks been launched into public consciousness as a model, would anyone have noticed him more than we notice other mannequins with flawless skin and impossible cheekbones? The tattoos gave him a boost. The mugshot setting sold him. Crime didn't pay, but it made him a star.
Witness Candi Staton as heard on her latest album Life Happens (Beracah Records). Her overall influence on popular music is incalculable. The artist who Frank Sinatra referred to as "the only true genius in show business" once bestowed upon Ms. Staton the title of "Female Ray Charles" a few decades ago.
"Ask me how I'm doin? I'm doin alright. I will remain alright. Cause this is up to ME," said Brittany Howard of the Alabama Shakes, whose soulful set was quite alright with a huge audience as she closed out the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival Friday night.
The end of the year is a great time to survey workout music for two reasons. First, it provides a chance to look back at the year that's winding down and reminisce. Second, the new year is when folks make resolutions -- often to get into better shape -- and the recap includes a few songs that might help with that.
A close look at Eminem's work is required for understanding our present moment and the rising war on women -- because he both preceded and prophesied it.
Miami radio stations, please stop all the nip and tuck propaganda before I nip and tuck into another form of musical pleasure.
Although some parts of the country are still experiencing the last grunt of winter chills, here in L.A. we are seeing more "colorful" effects.
The new album Night combines the talents of pianist Simone Dinnerstein and singer-songwriter Tift Merritt on which they explore folk, rock and classical music.
...Is it just me, or does it look like Cinderella's been making pies outta that pumpkin carriage? ...More like "Beauty and the BEEF," know what I'm saying???
After two years on the market, Christina Aguilera's pink home in Beverly Hills home has report...
The Voice" kicked off part one of the Season 3 finale with a touching tribute to the victims of the Newtown shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. While singing Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah," everyone held a sign with the name and age of one of the victims.
This week, "The Voice" gods spared us a two-hour show and gifted us with a peek at Nicholas David not just without two pairs of glasses, not just without cataract sunglasses, but without any glasses at all.
"The Voice's" Top 6 took the stage on Monday night with a song choice of their own and one their coadge picked, while Christina Aguilera -- whose contestants have all gone home -- sat back looking what we're sure she thought was pretty.
This week the Top 8 took the stage on "The Voice." There was Adele, pigtail braids, foot tambourines, some piano climbing, fog machines, and one of the most absurd things we've ever heard on "The Voice." Thanks, Christina Milian.
The Top 10 of "The Voice's" third season took the stage Monday night and delivered one of the best all-around evenings of performances the show has ever seen. There was Usher, there was White Stripes, there was Billy Joel and there was even a little Blake Shelton.
Trevin gets some of the nicest and most genuine feedback we'd ever heard. Let's all make sure that Trevin doesn't become a casualty of the show because people feel like they don't need to vote for him because he's such a frontrunner.