When I heard Zakk Wylde was coming to town, I immediately assumed it was by way of Black Label Society. I couldn't wait to see his guitar prowess once again -- including his wonderful dedication to the pinch harmonic -- and his hits from more than two-dozen albums spanning almost 30 years. But this ... More >>
Melvins Lite @ Crescent BallroomMelvins Lite, the latest incarnation of the 30-year-old sludge/punk/metal band The Melvins, took the stage at The Crescent Ballroom last night, chalking up stop number 48 on their record-breaking 51-day tour of the country. They're hitting every state...and Washington ... More >>
"Somewhere Over the Rainbow" is one of those songs: no matter who you are or your circumstances, you feel something listening to it. For most, it's the sound of childhood, a beautiful and hopeful song that conjures up images of wistfulness and memory. Plenty of musicians have offered soulful rendi ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsHappy birthday, Brian WilsonMusic and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. This week was a doozy: Columbia Records ... More >>
Let's all hope this isn't the last time I get to use this album cover as the image for a postOh, the day has finally come -- British guitar virtuoso Jeff Beck has released his first studio album in 7 years, Emotion & Commotion.First impressions of the Grammy-award winner's latest LP is that h ... More >>
courtesy of Broadway Palm Dinner TheatreJessica Taige and Ashley Stults play the boy-crazy Smith sisters in Meet Me in St. Louis.It's not too late to get your holiday theatrical fix -- Meet Me in St. Louis, the cozy, old-fashioned story that introduced the popular song "Have Yourself a Merry Litt ... More >>
Rufus Does Judy at Carnegie Hall
Why is Disneyland in California? Call me an idiot (as some surely already do), but I’d venture to guess it’s because Disney studios were founded in Cali and the entire movie industry (Disney included) thrives in the Golden State. So it makes sense that a huge theme park based on Walt Disney’s ... More >>
Here we go again at the Maricopa County health department. Why can't the Board of Supervisors get its act together?
A rather novel concept: a melodrama played for laughs
When "gay bash" does not mean "festive party"
Another day, another remake
Camp charms, but it needs less talking and more singing
Salacious bio notes are the only comic relief in a catastrophic attempt at Babes in Arms
Eccentric pop auteur Rufus Wainwright is ready for his close-up
Octogenarian dancer still on his toes
Arizona-born Linda Eder, star of Broadway's Jekyll & Hyde, brings her pipes to the Orpheum
TV managed to suck and blow in 2000, but still, we watched . . . and watched
Take a look at the many versions of The Wizard of Oz
One of Ssan Francisco's most outlandish entertainers and his family set up camp in Phoenix
Three years after his death, Jeff Buckley continues to build a mystery with a new live collection
Anton Newcombe, leader of the Brian Jonestown Massacre, is terrifically obsessive -- and potentially dangerous
Will Scottsdale voters preserve "The West's Most Western Town," or opt for "a little bit of Venice"?
In search of the historic double live album . . . who started it, and who finally finished it off?
The stage version of The Wizard of Oz is a dull remake of the film
Music Awards Showcase once again makes a virtue of excess
The ab fab Little Voice demonstrates perfect pitch
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.
Fictional account of '69 gay-rights riot can't hurdle Stonewall
Snuff, already, with the cinematic dispatching of dogs
DAVID PARKER WILL STOP AT NOTHING TO GET AN AUTOGRAPH---OR ANY SCRAP OF A CELEBRITY'S LIFE
TONY BENNETT HAS OUTLASTED THE COMPETITION BY TAKING IT SLO-O-O-W
This week, Dr. Dad returns to answer teen-agers' most commonly asked questions about love, sex and relationships.