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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. …

Sounds of Janet Jackson in Selena Gomez

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Selena Gomez hit all the usual notes in the run-up to Revival, the first album that this former Disney Channel star has made outside the House of Mouse. There was a sexed-up lead single, Good for You, with …

A Centennial of Ol’ Blue Eyes

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Frank Sinatra is the eternal epitome of cool and ring-a-ding charisma. But for Amanda Erlinger and her older sister A.J. Lambert, Sinatra was not the Chairman of the Board, Ol’ Blue Eyes or the head of the Rat …

‘Fargo’ Creator Noah Hawley Isn’t Feeling Any Season 2 Jitters

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

They say there are no bad ideas. Maybe Noah Hawley can attest to that now. As the mastermind to FX’s TV adaptation of Joel and Ethan Coen’s Oscar-winning black comedy Fargo, Hawley had big Sorel boots to fill. …

Pop Legend Returns, Reaffirms

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Janet Jackson is well aware of the job at hand on her first album in seven years, and she doesn’t waste any time facing up to it. “Hello,” she coos in the opening track of Unbreakable. “It’s been …

Neil Sedaka Has a Million of ’Em

Sunday, October 11, 2015

The first hit Neil Sedaka ever wrote, with partner Howard Greenfield, was singer Connie Francis’ Stupid Cupid. Shortly after that, working five days a week in New York’s famous Brill Building, he landed hits with R&B singers Clyde …

This Rap Album Has Gone to the Cats

Sunday, October 11, 2015

In a world overwhelmed by one-trick feline Instagram sensations like Snoopy Cat and kitties that earned fame by the oddball luck of nature like Grumpy Cat or trend-chasing (Hamilton the Hipster Cat), the expert furries that purr and …

Community Plays Farewell to Dick Ellis

Sunday, October 11, 2015

South Royalton — By the time a funeral service already brimming with music — big-band and jazz standards, hymns, Sousa marches — played out in the school gym early Saturday afternoon, the sun was smiling from a sky …

Apple Music’s Free Trial Ends Soon

Thursday, October 8, 2015

The Apple Music commercial that debuted during the Emmy’s telecast drew almost as much buzz as the show itself, thanks to star turns by Kerry Washington of Scandal, music legend Mary J. Blige and Taraji P. Henson of …

’90s Pop Star, Tony-Winner Revived

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Duncan Sheik has experienced clear success in two creative fields. As a pop singer and songwriter, he scored a top 20 hit in 1996 with Barely Breathing, a Grammy-nominated kiss-off that continues to resonate thanks to recent placements …

The New Singing Von Trapps

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Washington — The modern-day Trapp family singers were hanging out on the craggy patio of a D.C. cafe, each wearing some variation on skinny jeans, bangs and combat boots. Melanie, 25, had wrapped herself in a leopard-print trench, …