"I know the lyrics," DMX states, with steely clarity. Then he proves it. The song in question? Johnny Marks' 1949 Christmas classic "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer." Made popular by Gene Autry, Bing Crosby, and The California Raisins, DMX recently freestyled the song for New York hip-hop station 10 ... More >>
When Bettye LaVette swears, she swears. The Detroit songstress sounds passionate when she talks (and occasionally tosses out a little blue language), but she punctuates each burst with a wonderful laugh, one that somehow conveys the power in her voice as much as her songs. She's been busy exercisin ... More >>
A young Frank Sinatra, after being arrested for "carrying on" with a married woman (which was a crime way back then). Not one of the things that makes him cool, but a damn good photo.When it comes to crooners, they don't get any cooler than Frank Sinatra. Over the course of his 60-year career, "O ... More >>
Take in some holiday flicks
Baseball, hot dogs, and pumpkin pie
Imagining a rock star Hanukkah
The man who gave us Young Darth returns with a Young Indy boxed set
Geeky, freaky virgins trying to get knocked up produced by guess who?
A tisket, a tasket, a career
Forget caroling. Here's a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log
Searching for signs of life at the latest addition to Phoenix nightlife
Christmas Remixed (Six Degrees)
Who doesn't kid themselves nowadays they can pull off a Christmas album? Thankfully, a few of this year's offerings don't suck.
Comedian's performance leaves out the Spam
Troma's Lloyd Kaufman has guts, all over the floor
Christmas CDs are as unpredictable as the seasons, but a few find character of their own -- somehow
It seems every fa-la-la-la-lousy Christmas recording is in light rotation, but not these holiday turkeys
A valley junior college administrator is becoming an unlikely force in the national latin music movement
The recently rediscovered Lee Hazlewood finds his place among a new generation of fans
Chowing down in Cave Creek with the choreographer to the stars.
By Gary Giddins (Little, Brown)
The Gift (Will), You can Count on Me (Artemis/E-Squared), O Brother, Where Art Thou? (Mercury)
The Phoenix Open is the world's biggest and rowdiest golf tournament. Have the Open and its notorious Bird's Nest party tent killed the game of golf, or just given it some life?
Consumers fight back! You have the power to make the ultimate Christmas album yourself. Use it!
For goodness sake, who's good and bad on Santa's list this Christmas!
Will EMI's remastering of 11 classic albums with the original packaging on CD and 180-gram vinyl make you buy your favorite records one more (last?) time?
Raising hell in the Valley's Christian punk scene
Eddie Murphy and Martin Lawrence receive Life but few laughs
Three new centennial tribute albums shed new light on Gershwin's complex legacy
What future is there for rock without the Chairman of the Board to kick it around?
Old-fashioned love songs redeem Crooners' off-key plot
Forty years ago, the Valley's most exotic resort put Scottsdale on the tourist map
Five more old fogies who should never have tried to bridge the generation gap and took a bad fall
The Blues Brothers, Marilyn, The Killer, Ol' Blue Eyes, Der Bingle and The King himself! The "Legendary Superstars" revue takes a Las Vegas formula to Apache Junction and audiences are, well, doubled over.
Ten other zany dance crazes that shook the world
WITH HIS WIT AND EXPERT TV COMMENTARY, GARY MCCORD BRINGS PANACHE TO A PRIM AND PROPER GAME. BUT SOME GOLF PURISTS THINK HE'S OUT OF BOUNDS.
THOSE THINGS THAT CLUTTERED THE FLOOR OF YOUR CAR IN THE SEVENTIES ARE NOW COLLECTIBLE TO RETRO-FIEND GARY MARTIN
A STOCKINGFUL OF JOYFUL NOISES AND TANNEN-BOMBS