Let's not beat around the potted plant:
*Which star's nail biting obsession has gotten so bad that she bleeds all over her outfits and they need to constantly change her into a resonable facsimile of the dress she just stained?
It's enough to make you worry!
This is the biggest must-see tragic viewing since Michael Jackson's memorial (though her family wants quite a different feeling -- something smallish and intimate).
It will be poignant, tearful, and filled with people who loved and felt for Whitney, as well as some who probably asked too much of he ... More >>
Whitney Houston, the big-voiced belter who dominated radio in the 1980s and '90s and whose cover of Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You" spent 14 weeks at the top of the Hot 100, passed away tonight at the Beverly Hilton, where Clive Davis's annual pre-Grammy party was about to take place. (Her c ... More >>
The nominations will be announced tomorrow morning, but you might as well just go by this list, which has been officially certified by the Dionne Warwick Psychic Hotline.
(Ranked in descending order of likelihood)
5--Mo ... More >>
Pop-chart record-keeping can be as contentious as baseball's, and we've got quite the steroids-style asterisk forming atop Billboard's Hot 100. On the most recent chart, the most pervasive radio star of the last half-decade brushed past a couple of legends into the hall of fame. And like Barr ... More >>
I'm not interested in the paint-by-numbers ones designed to make a quick buck.
Here are the six cover tunes that I feel brought the most originality and fresh energy to standard tunes, making it more than worth the effort to do the remaking.
(6) "It's My Life" by No Doubt. (2003.)
Gwen Ste ... More >>
Baby It's You! tells the story of the '60s group the Shirelles and the woman who managed them.
But baby, it's them who are getting sued.
I've just been told that lawyers have lodged a suit on behalf of Beverly Lee of The Shirelles, Dionne Warwick, Chuck Jackson, and others "for unauthorized ... More >>
In her new memoir, My Life, As I See It, singer Dionne Warwick says this about poor Whitney's plight:
"She was tested when she married Bobby Brown, as we all know.
"The marriage seemed to be working out at first and probably would have continued to if other people's opinions had not affec ... More >>
Barrios and his lyin' eyes.So, our Chilean miner with the mistress -- Yonni Barrios -- whose wife and "lady on the side" found out about one another while he was stuck underground (and whose wife subsequently failed to meet him on the day of his ascent) has been offered a $100,000 endorsement ... More >>
In her foreword to Little Girl Blue--Randy L. Schmidt's new book about that '70s purveyor of vocal sunshine Karen Carpenter--another musical icon, Dionne Warwick, tells a bittersweet story.
She remembers running into Carpenter in New York and asking her to her hotel suite for lunch, "not kno ... More >>
"That I can go to Google and the third thing that comes up "Is Stephin Merritt a racist because he doesn't like hip-hop?" It was so wrong and immoral, and it had never fully been cleared up."
A generation of terrified journalists and collaborators will tell you that Stephin Merritt is a fundament ... More >>
Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archives.
July 7, 1966, Vol. XI, No. 38
Joan Baez, Untrained Voice of Confidence
By James Kempton
She never stumbles
She's got no place to fall
--Dylan, "She Belongs to Me"
It seems uncharitable to permit Bob Dylan the opening statement on Jo ... More >>
Rob Trucks's "Possibly 4th Street" expositions, in which he invites musicians to perform live and impromptu somewhere in New York City, run intermittently here at Sound of the City.
The Explorers Club plays the Mercury Lounge, February 5 and the following night at Maxwell's in Hoboken.
photos by ... More >>
They may be estranged from one another, but during Sunday morning services at the Brown Memorial Baptist Church in Brooklyn, Pastor Jeremiah Wright showed nothing but love for his onetime congregant, President Barack Obama. Wright was introduced by Reverend Clinton M. Miller to an overflowing crowd. ... More >>