You can't really know where you're headed unless you know where you've been. For that reason, we're taking a look back at Pazz & Jop 2012 to drill down into the ballots of contributors and voters who participated. Maybe amongst the rubble we'll find clues about what lies ahead for music lovers in 20 ... More >>
In October of 1983, Kool DJ Red Alert broadcast his first rap radio show on Kiss-FM. It would soon bloom into an essential listening session for hip-hop junkies, a jump-off point for upcoming artists, and a long-running part of New York City's musical soundtrack. So with Kiss closing its doors as we ... More >>
Remember that Broadway musical Fela, which told you everything about the lead character's life--except his HIV?
That would scare away the tourists, you know.
But according to someone on Broadwayworld.com who saw the new Broadway play Magic/Bird, "the disclosure bookends the show."
Larry Bird Sez: "Shhh, They're Hiding in Illinois"Indiana Democrats look to be pulling a "Wisconsin Democrats" by fleeing the state to sabotage the passage of a union-busting bill. Talking Points Memo reports that the "Indiana Democrats are using the legislature's quorum rules to stop the GOP ... More >>
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For all the lovely grace notes, homages, and eulogies that have flowed from any number of erudite and compassionate individuals in the wake of Michael Jackson's untimely death at the young age of 50, a celebrity's death is not over in American until the huge, gaudy, ... More >>
Yeah, it was Philly, but so what--SOTC special correspondent Christopher R. Weingarten reports.
viaThe Roots, mid-jam
The Roots, Public Enemy, Asher Roth, Kid Cudi, TV on the Radio, and More
Festival Pier, Philadelphia
June 6, 2009
The second annual Roots Picnic, an eclectic fete held on the Illa ... More >>