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Singer Tanya Tucker performs at The River Front Stage as part of the 2015 CMA Music Festival on June 13, 2015 in Nashville. (Jason Moore/Zuma Press/TNS)

Tanya Tucker Stages Comeback

Sunday, November 29, 2015

In the ’70s, Tanya Tucker was a teen sensation, famous for hits like Delta Dawn. In the mid-’80s, she was reborn as a country-pop star. Throughout, she was a tabloid bad girl with a reputation for raising hell, locked in an infamous on-again, off-again relationship with Glen Campbell. Tucker and Campbell were the Blake and Miranda of their day, only more famous, and more screwed up: He was a 40-something country superstar, several times divorced, his career just beginning its downward swing. She was half his age, and in between hits. They drank and brawled, broke up and got back together. They performed for President …

Wu-Tang Clan’s Secret Album Sells for M illions

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wu-Tang Clan’s ambitious, one-of-a-kind secret album Once Upon A Time in Shaolin — of which only a single copy was produced — has been sold to an American buyer for an undisclosed figure that was in the millions, private auction house Paddle8 announced on Tuesday. Earlier this year, the group announced that the 31-track double album, recorded in secret over a six-year period, …

Musician Turns to Broadway

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New York — She’s got a new album out with brand-new music, but Sara Bareilles has pulled it all from her past. The singer-songwriter of such hits as Brave and Love Song has changed gears entirely to write eclectic music for the Broadway-bound stage musical Waitress. “This is the oldest part of me. …

Joy Rooted in Deep Sadness

Sunday, November 15, 2015

For a band known for exuding love and joy, the Polyphonic Spree rose from the ashes of great sorrow. Band founder Tim DeLaughter formed the group 15 years ago in the wake of a beloved friend’s death. The …

Vt. Music Train Draws Fans

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Bellows Falls, Vt. — Stacey Nakasone had a choice to make: fly from her home in Los Angeles to Japan to learn more about taiko drums or take a 50-mile train ride in Vermont. For Nakasone and about 50 other people this fall, Vermont it was. The destination …

Joe Jackson Tries Out a New Sound

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Making a series of short albums based on Berlin, Amsterdam, New Orleans and New York seemed like a good idea at the time. But Joe Jackson, the British singer, songwriter and pianist behind immortal new-wave hits such as …

A Strong Comeback for ELO

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Los Angeles — Before it was Jeff Lynne’s recording studio, the barn-like structure on his property in Beverly Hills housed a previous owner’s collection of vintage pinball machines. “The guy was just mad for them,” said the British …

Will Smith to Tour With DJ Jazzy Jeff

Friday, November 6, 2015

New York — Will Smith says he’s ready to get back on the road. The entertainer told Ellen DeGeneres he’s planning to launch a tour with DJ Jazzy Jeff. Smith said he really wanted to “get out there and do it for real.” The Grammy winner also said …

The Best and Worst Moments From the CMA Award Show

Friday, November 6, 2015

Chris Stapleton may not be known to a ton of mainstream country music fans, but that’s about to change after Wednesday’s Country Music Association Awards. The Kentucky bluegrass musician, who released his solo debut album Traveller earlier this …

Small Vermont Village Celebrates an Art Center to Its Own Tune

Thursday, November 5, 2015

When in doubt, think big. That could be the motto of Main Street Arts in the southern Vermont village of Saxtons River, which this weekend will host the world premiere of the Saxtons River Suite by composer, and …

‘Affair’ Star Ruth Wilson A Contrarian At Heart

Friday, October 30, 2015

New York — With her wide, pouting lips and sharply arched eyebrows, Ruth Wilson has a face that seems designed for drama. She’s put this genetic predisposition to memorable use playing intense, often troubled characters — Jane Eyre …

A Star Under the Radar

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Carrie Underwood has a voice capable of stunning people into silence. It’s a voice that launched the country singer to superstar status not long after she appeared on American Idol a decade ago and judge Simon Cowell told …

The Music of Time and Chance: For Composer Christian Wolff, Performance Is a Process

Thursday, October 22, 2015

The composer Christian Wolff likes to tell an anecdote about one of his favorite performances of his work. The occasion was the wryly-named Burdock Festival, an informal gathering of musicians that took place at his home in Royalton …