With music sales and the show's own ratings -- down 12% last year -- in free-fall, the producers of this year's Grammy Awards telecast had no choice but to throw every possible element at the wall.
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Tony Award winner Duncan Sheik is tentatively scheduled to return to Broadway later this year with "Whisper House," but, in an unusual move, he's just released a selection of the show's songs on a…
This program was billed as the first in a series known as "Pairings," in which this spanking-new venue puts together bills teaming artists with complementary styles. There's little doubt that the…
At the age of 31 -- a marker she jokingly alluded to as placing her in the throes of middle age -- Jane Monheit has been through a number of incarnations, from cabaret thrush to sharp-edged jazz…
This program was billed as the first in a series known as "Pairings" - in which this spanking-new venue puts together bills teaming artists with complementary styles.
The Loser's Lounge started off inauspiciously enough -- a loosely knit group of Gotham power-pop and roots-rock stalwarts getting together in Andy Hardy fashion to regale an inner circle of friends…
If the members of Fall Out Boy were placed side-by-side in a police lineup, it'd be virtually impossible to imagine a connection between them -- what with Pete Wentz's glamour boy affectations and…
If any hard rock band embodies the spirit of Branson, Mo., it's AC/DC. The Aussie raunch 'n' rollers have been serving up variations -- to use the term loosely -- on their bludgeoning, unabashedly…
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