Army Archerd: Just for Variety
The squeaky -- or octave-leaping, at the very least -- wheel often seems to get the grease in the realm of jazz vocalists. But despite a steadfast refusal to resort to histrionics, Chilean-born…
Elegant and poised, Broadway balladeer James Naughton is making his cabaret debut at the Cafe Carlyle with a three-week spring turn. Boasting a silky, romantic, full-bodied baritone voice and a touch…
At its best, the music of West Coast composer Terry Riley can feel like a spontaneous revelation, that moment when heretofore unseen patterns emerge, floating to the surface in timeless dreamlike…
Onstage, the saxophonist Boney James refers to his R&B pieces as grooves. He's dead-on correct in that as his compositions are consistently broad and bouncy rump-shakers that demand an uncommon…
The skyrocketing fortunes of the Calabasas, Calif.-based funk-metal band Incubus -- the quintet is now selling out basketball arenas from coast to coast and in Europe -- is sometimes difficult to…
Veteran entertainment attorney Fred Davis has some interesting suggestions about how to get the record business out of its yearlong slump: For one thing, it could stop selling records.
Bucking the recent trend toward teen-friendly tours laden with prefab pop and rap-rock, this summer's live-music slate sports a decidedly old-school hue.
The spinning sounds you hear during the international quadrennial soccer tournament could be one of two things: updated Elvis spinning on a turntable or ancient Elvis spinning in his grave.
CBS has signed vet crooner Barry Manilow to headline a one-hour concert for the net's May sweeps sked.