“Well, good evening,” began Stephen Colbert, a presenter at Tuesday night's Gordon Parks Foundation Gala at Cipriani 42nd Street. “I'm so happy to be here tonight to be talking about a man who makes…
HBO has acquired U.S. broadcast rights to “Mavis!,” about the life of musician and civil rights activist Mavis Staples. The doc, directed by Jessica Edwards, premiered at SXSW in March to positive…
Gospel music great, rhythm-and-blues icon, civil rights activist and all-around living legend Mavis Staples is celebrated with the infectiously joyful enthusiasm of a passionately devoted fan in…
More than a little inspired by the now-classic "Shit People Say in L.A.," one of Buzzfeed's highly shareable series of lists includes Only-in-L.A. observations such as "You refuse to walk anywhere…
Singer Cleotha Staples, founding member of soul-gospel family act the Staple Singers, died on Thursday at her home in Chicago after a long bout with Alzheimer's. She was 78.
Grammy winners including Adele, Skrillex, Brian Wilson and Bonnie Raitt appeared backstage to talk about their influences, muse about fame and apologize for being overplayed. Here's what winners had…
Although only the streets surrounding Staples Center will be blocked off, the Grammy Grand Prix will be running all over Los Angeles this week, as several days of events will keep music bizzers…
42 years into a storied musical career, Bonnie Raitt continues to exhibit the hot-blooded enthusiasm of performers half her age.
Tyler Perry took home top honors at the 42nd Annual NAACP Image Awards Friday, earning kudos in the comedy series and motion picture categories for "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" and "For Colored…
The final tallies for the 53rd Grammy Awards began to take shape Sunday afternoon, as many of the top nominees collected kudos at the pre-telecast ceremony at the L.A. Convention Center.
Country music had a big night at Sunday's 53rd Grammy Awards, as top-selling trio Lady Antebellum took five of its six nominated categories, including country album, record and song of the year.