In the mid-1990s, Ted Melfi was working as a cook in an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles. When a young man with a screenplay asked him if he produced, he said, "Yes." The next thing Melfi knew, he…
The Lumineers' self-titled album, bankrolled by the band's Seattle-based management company and released by an independent Nashville label, has spent nearly six months on the U.S. chart, riding the…
There's no denying that Best Coast's star is on the rise.
Soul singer Syl Johnson has filed suit against Kanye West and Jay-Z, alleging that a track on the superstar rappers' hit album "Watch the Throne" infringes on the copyright of his 1967 hit "Different…
Frequently dubbed the "Godmother of punk," 64-year-old rocker-poet-visual artist Patti Smith's ground-breaking style and unflagging integrity have garnered her numerous admirers ranging from R.E.M.'s…
Looking at the classical CD business in 2011, some may wonder whether there still is a classical CD business.
Joni Mitchell's Hollywood Bowl program came through as subdued, relaxed and even melancholic ambience.
The past two years have been very good to Bruno Mars -- the stage alias of 25-year-old Hawaiian singer-songwriter Peter Hernandez.
Musically and meteorologically, Sunday's edition of the Playboy Jazz Festival was a significant upgrade over the previous day. The temperature rose to a comfortable level - not hot in the day, not…
Jeff Bridges, who scored his 2010 Oscar for "Crazy Heart" as country singer Bad Blake, has inked a recording contract with Blue Note Records.