Shirley Halperin

Shirley Halperin is the music editor of The Hollywood Reporter.

Ryan Adams performs during the 2014 Newport Folk Festival

Ryan Adams on His New Album: It Has 'Sexuality, Trouble and a Little Bit of Danger’

Cynically speaking, the best Tom Petty album to come out this year may be the one by prolific singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Ryan Adams. Full of crunchy chords, undeniable melodies and high-flying harmonies, the self-titled effort (out Sept. 9 on his own Pax Am label through Capitol’s Blue Note) justifies the comparisons.
L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for crew specializing in construction, lighting and sound, among dozens of additional professional tasks, boasted L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti in a press conference.
L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

L.A. Mayor Defends Plans for Jay Z's Made in America

The Made in America festival is coming to downtown Los Angeles, not as an inconvenience, but as a way to boost the local economy and create jobs for crew specializing in construction, lighting and sound, among dozens of additional professional tasks. So boasted L.A. mayor Eric Garcetti in a press conference held on Thursday, after which he participated in a tour of the Grant Park grounds and its two stages, which will welcome such acts as Imagine Dragons, John Mayer, Iggy Azalea, Kendrick Lamar, Weezer, Kanye West and curator Jay Z on Aug. 30 and 31.

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