From the moment rapper A$AP Rocky took the Samsung Stage on day two of ACL, he made sure to let everyone know he was planning to party for his 27th birthday, asking the crowd to get “turnt up” repeatedly.
Miley Cyrus celebrated her third time hosting "Saturday Night Live" for the premiere of the sketch comedy series’ 41st season on Oct. 3. And of course, the first thing out of the controversial pop star’s mouth was about weed.
In the 13 years preceding this edition of the festival, Austin City Limits has hosted only three hip-hop headliners: Kanye West in 2011, plus Eminem and Outkast last year -- a fact that Canadian rapper Drake seemed astutely aware.
Last night’s tribute to soul icon Bill Withers (“Lean On Him: A Tribute To Bill Withers”) at Carnegie Hall (Oct. 1) had all the ingredients for a memorable evening: Withers, an understated honoree whose work has become an indelible part of the American songbook, a worthy cause to claim the proceeds (the Stuttering Association for the Young -- Withers had a stutter in his youth -- who raised over $50,000), a roster of talented performers, and a guaranteed-to-please set list.
With Friday's much-anticipated release of Janet Jackson's comeback LP 'Unbreakable' -- her first album since 2008's 'Discipline' -- we look back at the pop diva's 10 No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100.
Drake's known and beloved for his lyrics, but it's possible that their poetry gets lost sometimes delivered with music. But now we have literary titan Salman Rushdie reading then and analyzing briefly, to help the 6 God's rep. Thank goodness.