1. Rewinding The Charts: In 1988, Debbie Gibson Bopped To The Top

    June 25, 2014 8:05 AM EDT On this date, the then-17-year-old high schooler-turned-pop star became the youngest female artist to write, produce and perform a Hot 100 No. 1 Twenty-six years ago, while most high school seniors likely were looking for a summer job, one precocious overachiever was adding a historic…

  2. Disney's 'Newsies' To End Broadway Run, Gets Ready For the Road

    June 23, 2014 12:25 AM EDT After a 2½ year run that defied initial expectations to become the fastest-recouping show in Disney Theatrical's history, Newsies will conclude its Broadway stay on Aug. 24 before embarking on a national tour. The decision comes as something of a surprise given that the show continues to…

  3. Katy Perry, Pharrell Williams Help Raise $2.4 Million for MOCA

    March 31, 2014 12:17 AM EDT When it comes to fundraising evenings, “gala” is a much-abused label, but the Museum of Contemporary Art’s 35th anniversary event Saturday was a gala in every sense of the word -- a transporting celebration of art, new beginnings, philanthropy and the beauty of exquisite design. On a purely…

  4. Mary J. Blige's Father Stabbed, Critical

    January 24, 2014 1:35 PM EST Mary J. Blige's father is in critical condition at a Michigan hospital after being stabbed this week during a quarrel with his ex-girlfriend. Police say 63-year-old Thomas Blige was attacked early Thursday morning at his apartment in Battle Creek. Blige's roommate, Michael Thomas,…

  5. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Kathy Coleman

    September 07, 2012 6:05 AM EDT On the anniversary of the show's premiere, a visit to the 'Land of the Lost.' And, that great theme song. "Marshall, Will and Holly, On a routine expedition, Met the greaaa-test earthquake ever known. High on the rapids, it struck their tiny raft (aaah!) And plunged them…

  6. 'Glee' Recap: Disco Nightmare? Try Fun Diversion

    April 18, 2012 12:00 PM EDT There are two types of "Glee" episodes -- plot and insanity. Sometimes they try to mix the two together to varied results, but "Glee"'s at its best when it sticks to one of two forms. Disco Night was clearly insanity, but the kind where if "Glee" could…

  7. Chart Beat Meet & Greet: Laura Warshauer (Video, Exclusive Song Premiere)

    March 01, 2012 5:55 PM EST Every once in a while, we come across an artist that we just can't wait to tell the world more about. Laura Warshauer is one such artist. Born and raised in Red Bank, N. J., and now residing in Los Angeles, the singer/songwriter mixes powerhouse vocals with stark, insightful lyrics. Her…

  8. SuperHeavy's Dave Stewart Is Feeling 'Possessed' These Days

    August 15, 2011 7:25 PM EDT Dave Stewart 's new solo album, "The Blackbird Diaries," isn't out until Aug. 23. But the former Eurythmics member -- who's also busy producing (Stevie Nicks, Joss Stone ), starting a new band (the all-star SuperHeavy) and putting together several films -- has already…

  9. Chart Juice: Tech N9ne Claims No. 1 Across the Board

    June 16, 2011 5:05 PM EDT It's been a long time coming for Midwest rapper Tech N9ne . This week marks Tech N9ne's first time debuting No.1 on the Billboard charts since he came onto the scene in the late 90s. Tech N9ne's sixth studio album, "All 6's & 7's" lands No. 4 on…

  10. Charice's 'Glee' Return: Should Sunshine Corazon Stay?

    April 20, 2011 11:19 AM EDT Last night (Apr. 19) marked not only the return of " Glee " after a brief hiatus, but also Filipino recording star Charice , who plays foreign exchange student Sunshine Corazon. Charice Dishes On Return to 'Glee,' Bruno Mars-Penned New Single As the episode begins, the New…

  11. 'Glee' Gets 'Sexy' Upon Gwyneth Paltrow's Return

    March 09, 2011 12:35 PM EST Last night's (Mar. 8) episode of " Glee " marked the return of Gwyneth Paltrow's saucy substitute Holly Holliday, who sets out to educate McKinley High about sex (which she says is "just like hugging, only wetter"). She educates Mr. Schuester as well, as things…

  12. 'Glee' Writers Reveal Season Two Spoilers

    July 13, 2010 5:03 PM EDT In the second season of "Glee," high school students Rachel and Finn will stay together, guest star Kristin Chenoweth will "definitely" be back, and actor Javier Bardem will make an appearance. Ryan Murphy, the creator of the Emmy-nominated TV musical comedy, and fellow…

  13. Dave Stewart Stands Up To Cancer, Talks New Solo Album

    June 14, 2010 5:23 PM EDT One morning last fall, musician Dave Stewart woke up with an idea for a new song. But unlike any of his past material, the tune was about inspiring those struggling with cancer. "I just had this 'stand up, stand up, stand up to cancer' thing going on in my head," Stewart…

  14. Legendary Jazz Singer Lena Horne Dies at 92

    May 10, 2010 8:32 AM EDT Lena Horne , the enchanting jazz singer and actress who reviled the bigotry that allowed her to entertain white audiences but not socialize with them, slowing her rise to Broadway superstardom, died Sunday. She was 92. Horne died at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, according to hospital…

  15. Tech n9ne, "K.O.D."

    November 06, 2009 3:29 PM EST Out of adversity comes strength. That's the message independent stalwart Tech N9ne delivers on his most introspective project to date, "K.O.D." On the set, he raps his way through a vivid journey to hell and back chronicled in three acts: "Anger," "Madness"…

  16. CMJ: Living Colour / Oct. 23 / Angels & Kings

    October 26, 2009 3:55 PM EDT Given the dizzying range of choices at a five-day event like CMJ, it's hard for a single gig to stand out as a sure thing from its listing alone. One that did, however, was Friday's " Living Colour acoustic set at [Pete Wentz co-owned bar] Angels & Kings," part of WRXP…

  17. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 10:43 PM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  18. Living Colour Back With Fifth Studio Album

    July 08, 2009 8:50 AM EDT The cult of personality will continue on this fall, when purveyors of hard funk-rock Living Colour return with "The Chair In The Doorway" - the band's first set of new material in nearly six years. Due September 15 on Megaforce Records, the eleven song set was recorded in…

  19. Lou Reed / Oct. 3, 2008 / Los Angeles (REDCAT/CalArts Theater)

    October 08, 2008 12:00 AM EDT The performers shared minimal interaction on stage, but when their eyes locked, it provided the performance with welcome jolts of humanity. Noise rock. It's neither noise, nor rock. Discuss. Whatever the connotations, last weekend in Los Angeles was a rock'n'roll sonic…

  20. Snoop Dogg Not Charged In Tour Bus Bust

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT A lawyer says a bus carrying rapper Snoop Dogg did not have expired tags in a stop that led to two people on board charged with marijuana possession in Texas. A lawyer says a bus carrying rapper Snoop Dogg did not have expired tags in a stop that led to two people on board charged with…

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