It’s a big month for music. Here’s your calendar view for who to see, where to be each night.
Singer Darlene Love spent most of her professional life toiling fairly anonymously — as a background singer to some of the planet’s most famous entertainers. Her story was featured in “20 Feet from Stardom,” which won the best feature documentary Oscar earlier this year. Who can forget Darlene joining the director onstage at the
In an era where lip-syncing and digital instruments reign, Courtney Barnett is exactly what you want to hear: A songwriter with an assured, conversational vocal style whose songs burst with stinging guitars at exactly the right moments.
No official word from superstar Shakira or her Spanish soccer star boyfriend Gerard Pique — but the popular singer is said to be expecting her second child. Columbian news sources have been agog about their native daughter — reporting that she is indeed pregnant. The couple already are the parents of 19-month-old son, Milan.
While singer Keith Urban isn’t commenting, things really got wild at his concert outside Boston Saturday night. There were 50 concert-goers arrested and 22 of them were then hospitalized — mostly due to alcohol-related problems. However, it all needs to be taken in context. There were 18,000 attendees at the Urban show at the
The craziest thing happened to Aretha Franklin last week. The Queen of Soul got into a dust-up with a Johnny Rockets employee, after the music legend “dared” to eat her take-out food order inside the restaurant, located on the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. After a show, Franklin ordered a hamburger from the eatery,
After living in the public eye for so long, Demi Lovato — now still only 21 — says she’s not worried about whatever news about her will get out. In an interview with London’s Daily Mail, the entertainer spoke candidly about her struggle with addiction and keeping secrets from her fans. “When you are
Here’s a name you should note: Troye Sivan. The 19-year old, openly-gay singer, who lives both in South Africa and Australia, is HUGE on YouTube, where his EP (coming out Aug. 15) is No .1 on the iTunes album chart. Many are calling him the “next Justin Bieber” — let’s hope just professionally, not
While music’s biggest mega-couple — Beyonce and Jay-Z — continue to appear loving and devoted to each on stage (as they just did at Soldier Field Thursday night), and in when seen out in public, rumors continue to fly about trouble in the superstar couple’s marriage. Along with what I’m hearing from my own
SEEN ON THE SCENE: Cast members of both popular, Chicago-made NBC series, “Chicago PD” and “Chicago Fire,” were on hand the other night at 25 Degrees to support the 100 Club of Chicago — helping raise funds for that great organization which supports the families of Chicago’s fallen first responders. Those on hand from