With the nation's major-party political conventions recently drawing to a close with a rousing reelection appeal from the nation's first black president, it seems fitting to cast a spotlight on an equally rare profession: the black country music artist. Or, rather, the former black pop star seeking ... More >>
Oh, the hallowed and hyped Superbowl halftime show. This Sunday, we will bear witness to the unholy alliance of Madonna, M.I.A., and Nicki Minaj performing together, which will be -- well, beyond interesting, we're not quite sure. Sometimes, though, the stars align and something truly magical hap ... More >>
Executive Visions, Inc.Rascal Flatts or a heartland radio station's morning zoo?Rascal Flatts will be performing tonight at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in San Jose. We won't be there. Rascal Flatts is produced by the guy who played guitar on "Straight Up" by Paula Abdul. That's not reason en ... More >>
Since finishing his album Soft Outfit at the beginning of the year, the quirky, 27-year-old Berkeley-based artist Mark E. Deutsch has made music that is kosher in every sense of the word. Saying shalom to his newborn nephew, Chayim, Deutsch composed an ethereal song cycle called Song for the Sa ... More >>
Things get ugly when Infiltrator is unmasked at a celebrity impersonator convention, but all ends well when fake Arnold Schwarzenegger marries faux Shania Twain
Grab a slice of 2004's best roots music while it's still hot.
Searching for the meaning of life in a movie that barely exists
The blisteringly harsh world of the Bay Area's competitive karaoke scene is no match for my version of "Three Times a Lady."
Two new high-class local venues. Bruce Springsteen concerts. Sounds like the work of Clear Channel. But it's not.
Salesman's Girl (HighTone)
Singer/songwriter Jason Morphew's road to San Francisco -- and success -- takes some odd turns
Fox to Air Presidential Pageant 2000
The Gavin Seminar