Elvis Costello

Watch Jack White's Surreal New Musical Collage, Video

Musician unveils bizarre "Servings and Portions From My Boarding House Reach"<p>Jack White unveiled a strange new musical collage, "Servings and …

Music

“My Approach is More Novelistic than Journalistic”: Director Frederick Wiseman on His Oscar-Shortlisted Doc, Ex Libris: New York Public Library

<i>Ex Libris: New York Public Library</i><p>Frederick Wiseman, now 87, is showing no signs of slowing down. His most recent documentary <i>Ex Libris: New York</i> …

Filmmaking

Watch Common, Elvis Costello and More Discuss Oscar Contender Songs

Stream TheWrap’s coverage of the panel discussion<p>Elvis Costello, Common, T-Bone Burnett and more will be live for a very special evening hosted by …

Entertainment

From synagogue to Bell Centre: a chorister's Leonard Cohen adventure

I’ve sung in the Shaar Hashomayim Choir for 25 years and, to nobody’s shock, have accumulated precisely zero groupies or autograph requests. It’s a …

Quebec

20 Awesome Podcasts Kids Will Love

By Frannie Ucciferri, Common Sense Media<p>What if something out there had your kid begging you to turn off the TV or tablet, put away the video games, and listen to a story? It seems practically impossible in today's media environment. Why would anyone (especially kids who've grown up with YouTube …

Kids

Oscar voters won't forget 'Coco's' 'Remember Me'

If you’ve seen “Coco” (and it’s closing in on $300 million at the box office worldwide, so perhaps you have), you might have left the theater with the song “Remember Me” stuck in your head.<p>Will the Oscars be humming that same tune next year?<p>Welcome to the Gold Standard, the newsletter from the Los …

The Oscars

Favorite popular music from 2017

It’s wrong to call this “popular music,” because most of it isn’t that popular, but we certainly can’t call it rock and roll any more, can we?<p>First, …

Keyshia Cole

Print

While Bruce Springsteen delivers his populist harangue on Broadway, Morrissey brought political complexity to his concert at Madison Square Garden …

Morrissey

Short-run Broadway shows don’t always bear Christmas gifts

Amid the seasonal declarations of a “new box office record” and “highest weekly gross ever,” one Broadway entertainment show is quietly bucking the …

Greenwich Village

The Wildfires’ Worst May Be Yet to Come

After enduring days of wildfires, Southern California is braced for even stronger Santa Ana winds today that could spread the existing flames and drive new ones.<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>The Wildfires’ Worst May Be Yet to Come</b><p>The videos of the cars driving through the Sepulveda Pass on the 405 Freeway depicted a …

Blake Farenthold

Elvis Costello's A FACE IN THE CROWD Musical Set for Third Workshop

As BWW reported back in June of 2016, an industry reading of Elvis Costello's musical stage adaptation of A FACE IN THE CROWD, featuring a book by …

Hugh Jackman

Elvis Costello on movies, music and why you won't ever see him slapping his knee in concert

Elvis Costello knows his way around Hollywood Boulevard. The versatile singer-songwriter played a couple of dates over the years at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel’s fabled Cinegrill nightclub, the place where Marilyn Monroe met Arthur Miller, and Michelle Pfeiffer slithered across a piano in “The …

Music

The Roots mixed past and present for an impassioned message of injustice

Questlove is everywhere, seemingly doing everything, and with aplomb. But when it came to crafting a song to adequately accompany Kathryn Bigelow’s explosive “Detroit,” the affable multi-instrumentalist/producer/bandleader/composer says, “This is a heavy ball to carry.”<p>Bigelow called him “out of …

Kathryn Bigelow

Billy Crudup Plays a Man, His Alter Ego, and All His Friends in ‘Harry Clarke’

At this performance, the role of Harry Clarke will be played by Philip Brugglestein.<p>In fact, at <i>every</i> performance, the title role in <i>Harry Clarke</i> (now …

The Arts

Lisa Loeb Talks Making Her Grammy-Nominated Album For Children (And Adults Too!)

<i>Tracking Down</i> <i>is a newish Stereogum franchise in which we talk to artists who have been out of the spotlight for a minute.</i><p>Lisa Loeb has done a lot. …

Joel Osteen

10 of the most depressing Christmas songs of all time

Here is the thing to keep in mind about the depressing song, which is a category of craft unto itself: Some are absolute garbage and some are …

Marvin Gaye

Billy Joel Is Rock’s Tragic Antagonist

Here are Billy Joel’s five best songs you won’t hear at the dentist. by Morgan TroperBilly Joel is one of the most successful and accomplished …

Portland, OR

Shed Seven announce biggest show of their career in Manchester

"Join us for this special night… it might not happen again"<p>Shed Seven have announced the biggest show of their 27 year career in Manchester after …

London

Between career and family, Krall has her best time ever

It will be 25 years next summer that Diana Krall appeared as an up and coming new talent in solo piano dates on Canada’s jazz festival circuit, …

Jazz

37 Creative Facebook Album Names For Winter That'll Make Even Ice Cold Hearts Turn Warm

Winter is a much debated topic. Do you like it? Where do you prefer to spend it? Does the first sign of snow make you want to run for the hills? We …

Beverages

Grammy nominees show the times they are a changin'

It’s not your father’s Grammy Awards any more. In fact, it’s not <i>your</i> Grammy Awards.<p>If you haven’t been paying attention for a while, the recently announced 2018 Grammy nominees should make you ask “What happened?”<p>Well, hip-hop happened.<p>For the top awards, like Song and Record of the Year, it’s hard …

Opinion

Doc: Is this the game that ended an era?

Déjà vu, Groundhog Day, same old story, same old song, and dance. The body count rose to disconcerting levels until the game became uncomfortable to …

Marvin Lewis

Happiness Is Definitely Not This Syfy Show Called 'Happy!'

Don't watch this new Syfy series called “Happy!” expecting to be happy or to get happy.<p>Happiness has nothing to do with it -- which happens to be a …

TV

How much singers make from Christmas royalties each year

Every Christmas is a bumper payday for the musicians behind some of your favourite festive tunes - but how much do they make from them each …

Christmas

20 Best Songs for Writers and About Writing: The Ultimate Writing Mixtape

Recently, I had iTunes on random and a couple songs played back-to-back that had lines about writing. It didn’t take long for me to wonder, “What are …

Jack Kerouac

Marc Ribot: “It's good to understand not only how to play guitar, but also why to play guitar”

<b>With further albums in the pipeline adding to an already extensive and creatively divergent back catalogue of music, Brooklyn’s finest shares an</b> …

Guitar

The power of historical nonfiction: 'Let me tell you what happened right on this spot a long time ago'

This week on Storyboard we spotlighted two pieces of historical nonfiction, with one telling the story of America’s first detectives, back in the …

Books

Paul McCartney wows fans with intimate Q&A in Perth ahead of first Australian show

At the age of 75 and in the midst of the longest, most successful career in music history, Sir Paul McCartney still thinks he is a lucky man.<p>He did …

Stevie Wonder

Punk/Thrash Label Combat Records Is Reborn

New Photo Book Chronicles Grateful Dead's 30-Year Tour Run<p>Dec 1, 2017 - 12:57 pm<p>Elton John Reportedly Reworking Classic 'Lion King' Soundtrack<p>Nov 30, …

Music

Top 20 Songs of 2017

This past year brought long-awaited new music, thrilling collaborations and final thoughts from legends. Our list of Top 20 Songs of 2017 also …

Christine McVie