delivers up-to-the-minute news and information on the latest top stories, weather, entertainment, politics and more. Thu, 24 Apr 2014 20:10:34 +0000 The Farr Side: Martina McBride’s appeal goes beyond country Thu, 24 Apr 2014 12:30:45 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now Her voice is one of the most powerful to ever come from the genre, yet I always knew it was meant for wider appeal.
McBride has been at the forefront of country music for more than two decades, recording some of the most memorable songs of the modern era, including "Independence Day," "How Far," "Concrete Angels," "In My Daughter's Eyes," "A Broken Wing," "My Baby Loves Me," "Whatever You Say," [...]]]>
Album reviews: Recent & Recommended for April Wed, 23 Apr 2014 14:12:47 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now Life in a Blender, "We Already Have Birds That Sing" (Fang Records)
This NYC-based "chamber pop" band is aptly named: Their sound seems to blend vestiges of acts as diverse as Tom Waits, Cake, They Might Be Giants, Mojo Nixon and quite possibly Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. If that sounds like an odd mix, you're right -- but darned if it doesn't work, as both eclectic oddball [...]]]>
Album review: Hold Steady rocks sardonic on 'Teeth Dreams' Wed, 23 Apr 2014 12:08:24 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now The Farr Side: Shakira’s 10th album is poised to dominate the charts Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:11:22 +0000 By David T. Farr More Content Now The Colombian-born singer-songwriter is everywhere at the moment. You can find her all over the music charts, TV's "The Voice," and numerous commercials for products from teeth-whiteners, perfume and yogurt to Target stores.
Speaking of her prescription for success, she's about to take "Medicine" to the country music charts.
Is there anything this woman can't do? I'm guessing not. Her latest album, "Shakira," is [...]]]>
Peter Chianca: Spinning into middle age on vinyl records Tue, 08 Apr 2014 10:17:42 +0000 By Peter Chianca More Content Now 1) It's at least a marginally more respectable hobby for a grown man than collecting comic books, which I begrudgingly gave up in the ninth grade, because I figured I would eventually want to date.
2) I'm convinced that in the case of an apocalyptic development that left the world without power, I could rig up some sort of makeshift device to play records using an old bicycle and a series of belts [...]]]>
Video of the Day: Behind the scenes of Miley Cyrus's ELLE cover shoot Tue, 08 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Hot video: Behind the scenes of Miley Cyrus's ELLE cover shoot

Watch Miley dance, pose and yes, stick her tongue out, at her recent ELLE cover shoot.

Screen [...]]]> Video of the Day: Pharrell is happy to join 'The Voice' team Wed, 02 Apr 2014 14:36:02 +0000 Hot video: Pharrell is happy to join 'The Voice' team

Mega-producer Pharrell Williams will be the new coach on season 7 of "The Voice," replacing Cee Lo Green. Executive producer Mark Burnett said as one of the biggest and most current stars in music, Williams will fit the show perfectly.

Screen [...]]]> The Talker: Drake apologizes for arguing Rolling Stone cover Fri, 14 Feb 2014 09:03:03 +0000 Something to talk about

After throwing a hissy fit after being thrown off the cover of Rolling Stone, Drake has apologized. The Canadian rapper was slated for this week's feature, but the magazine chose to replace him with a tribute to Phillip Seymour Hoffman. Drake took to Twitter after the decision to complain, but has since deleted his tweets and said, ""I apologize to anybody who took my initial comments out of context because in no way would I ever want to offend [...]]]>