Christian McBride is no stranger to the main stage at the Newport Jazz Festival and this year he'll again be up there in a trio with pianist Chick Corea and drummer Brian Blade. But he'll also be turning his attention to a new role backstage as he takes over as artistic director from festival founder George Wein.
Sen. Tim Kaine returned to his longtime parish Sunday to re-energize his faith, sing solo with the gospel choir, and ask for prayers as he's launched into the national spotlight as Hillary Clinton's running mate.
A guitar owned by British singer-songwriter Eric Clapton has sold at auction for $45,000 and the proceeds will be used to pay the medical bills of a well-known Texas musician whose wife recently died of leukemia.
Boy George was chatty. He always is. Catty, too. Of course. The veteran British rock star phoned to dish about Adele, Prince, Brexit, Donald Trump, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Duran Duran and Culture Club, his band that's on the reunion trail. He was quick to laugh - at himself and at others.
The Avalanches debuted in 2000 by organizing a dense, dizzying jigsaw puzzle of seemingly unrelated electronic samples into one of the defining albums of recent decades, "Since I Left You." It was in many ways an Australian counterpart to the 1996 sample-tastic debut by DJ Shadow, "Endtroducing," a richly colored daydream in response to Shadow's dark interior journey.
He's led the bad-boy rock band Aerosmith for decades, written a book, learned to parasail, and is the father of four children. But Steven Tyler had at least one more goal before hitting 70: his first solo album.
Defense lawyers for Marion "Suge" Knight will not be given addresses and other information about confidential informants and key witnesses in the murder case against the former rap mogul, a judge ruled Friday after a closed-door meeting with a prosecutor and police detective.