Review: ‘George Crumb’


Think back to, say, 1970. The first baby boomers are now in college. Their dorm rooms resound to defining music: the luxuriant exuberance of The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's," the austerity -- single…

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Inside Tracks


A lineup of Melissa Etheridge, Garth Brooks, Pet Shop Boys and George Michael will headline Equality Rock, a concert to raise awareness of the Human Rights Campaign Foundation, being held April 29 at…

Backstage notes


Producer Matt Serletic and songwriter Itaal Shur recounted the experience of bringing "Smooth" into its Grammy-winning incarnation. Shur had brought the song to Arista Records, where Pete Gambarg…

Grammy Winners


For recordings released during the eligibility year Oct. 1, 1998, through Sept. 30, 1999. RECORD OF THE YEAR “Smooth” — Santana Featuring Rob Thomas; Matt Serletic, producer; David Thoener…

Santana’s the top banana


It was a Santana "Supernatural" soiree all the way. Two years after entering the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, guitarist Carlos Santana snapped up eight Grammy awards Wednesday night -- tying the record…

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