Kate Smith

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    I Watched The Grammys And I'm In Love!

    I totally fell for the roots rock band Alabama Shakes, particularly lead singer/guitarist Brittany Howard. To me, she's Kate Smith crossed with Tiny Tim crossed with everything else I like. And she can sang! Brittany even gave Mavis Staples a run for her money in the Levon Helm tribute. And how ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Ten Best Concerts in New York This Weekend, 2/8/13

    Here are the 10 best concerts around the city this weekend, in no particular order.

  • Voice Choices

    January 30, 2013
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2011

    Favorite Plus-Sized Female Singer Of All Time?

    Some of these ladies aren't still plus-sized -- and a bunch of them aren't even alive -- but whatever the case, they have all been through plump periods of the soul. And their apparent lack of vomiting skills always gave them a refreshing heft, big lungs, and an ability to transcend their potential ... More >>

  • Columns

    October 17, 2006
  • Music

    August 17, 2004

    Patriot Act

    Nashville hangs tough for the American homeland on USO-sponsored business venture

  • Music

    December 7, 1999

    Lester Bowie 1941–1999

    The Avant-Garde’s Tireless Trumpeter Goes Out Swinging

  • Music

    November 3, 1998