Marvin Gaye

From a 911 call, a friendship bloomed between Baltimore cop and widow, 98: 'All she wanted was somebody to talk to'

She was born in the segregated South, and over 98 years outlived those old ways, three husbands and many friends in Baltimore. In the end, few remained to visit Hazel Reed-Oden.<p>There was a devoted handyman. A nurse. A pastor. Happenstance brought Reed-Oden her final friend: the Baltimore police …

Policing

The spin doctor who traded in smut and scandal

Decades before President Donald Trump ever coined the term "fake news", London spin doctor Max Clifford was well and truly mastering the art.<p>Today PS …

Wild Photos of Celebrities and Their 1970s Cars

When most people think of the ’70s, they think of bell bottoms, big hair, and excess. But in reality… actually, we’ve got nothing. The ’70s were all …

Mick Jagger

Imbibe in Classic Cocktails at the Decadent Rosina

The cocktail lounge even has a champagne call button<p><b>Rosina</b><p><i>Address:</i> Palazzo, 3325 Las Vegas Blvd. S., near the guest elevators.<p><i>Phone:</i> 702-607-1945<p><i>Hours:</i> Open nightly from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m.<p>Sam Ross and David Rabin of <b>The Dorsey</b> fame are at it again, opening a new bar at the Palazzo, this time with an …

Las Vegas

Listen to U2 cover Marvin Gaye’s ‘What’s Going On’

The band recently took part in a Spotify Singles live session<p>U2 have released a cover of the Marvin Gaye classic ‘What’s Going On’ – check out the …

Soul Music

U2 – “What’s Going On” (Marvin Gaye Cover)

U2 released a new album, <i>Songs of Experience</i>, just under two weeks ago. You won’t find this one remotely implanted onto your iPhone—but perhaps you …

Music

Carving Out Enough Space on the Cloud: Talking with Hanif Abdurraqib

<i>They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us</i> is Hanif Abdurraqib’s first essay collection; his first poetry collection, <i>The Crown Ain’t Worth Much,</i> was …

Carly Rae Jepsen

In 2017, Cardi B, Lil Peep, and Jay-Z Made the Music of This Moment

Beats 1's Zane Lowe recaps a year defined by politics, hip-hop, and streaming.<p>I go into every year looking to be surprised. I think people who try to predict things and get ahead of [the trends] all the time run the risk of ruining the joy of experiencing music for the first time. Sometimes we’re …

Lil Peep

Best Songs Of 2017: Five Women In Music Gave Us Their Top Picks

If 2017 has taught us anything it's that some underdogs will shine, if given a chance.<p>Reflective of recent Grammy nominations, SZA and Cardi B had an …

Women of Color

Frank Ocean is spinning tracks in GTA Online’s newest radio station

This is joy, this is pleasure<p>Grand Theft Auto Online’s coolest feature is its constantly updating number of radio stations. The latest DJ to get his own show on Los Santos’ local airwaves is perhaps Rockstar’s coolest choice yet: Frank Ocean.<p>I admit to having a slight personal bias here: Frank …

Grand Theft Auto

Best Original Song Writers Strive to Make Music That Lives Beyond Film

TheWrap Screening Series: “You want this to go further than just the film,” R&B singer Raphael Saadiq says at panel featuring top songwriters in this …

Entertainment

Winter warmers for the homeless delivered by Prince's Trust

A GROUP of 12 young people attending YMCA Bradford's Prince's Trust Team have come together to deliver a Team Challenge supporting Bradfords homeless …

Soul Music

Keaton Jones: Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Katy Perry & More Share Heartfelt Messages For Bullied Boy

A slew of celebrities are rallying around bullied school boy Keaton Jones after a video of the Knoxville, Tennessee, native was posted online over …

Entertainment

29 essential Christmas cooking tips

The 'Celebrate Christmas' hub<p>Talking turkey<p><b>How do I cook the Christmas turkey so it doesn't end up dry? A. Garfield</b><p>You could consider one of the …

Cooking (Australia)

The musical influences of legendary skater and soul child Tommy Guerrero

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Vinyl Records

Miguel’s Breezy R. & B. Confronts Our Troubled Era

When so many artists have grown outspoken, the ones who seem carefree stand out.<p>Sex, a cup of coffee the morning after, a quality bag of weed: as the thirty-two-year-old Los Angeles R. & B. singer Miguel puts it, in a single from 2014, it is the “simplethings” that make life worthwhile. Miguel has …

Culture

Album Of The Week: Miguel's 'War & Leisure'

Every week, we tell you about an album we think you need to spend time with. This week’s album is <i>War & Leisure</i>, the new album from Miguel.<p>There’s a …

Vinyl Records

The 9:01: 50 years without Otis Redding, of 'mayne' and 'mane,' bad Griz weekend and more

The 9:01 is a daily column on all things Memphis.<p><i>Good morning in Memphis, where it might be time to pull the plug on this Grizzlies season, but first</i> …

Otis Redding

This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 2006 & 2008, Beyonce Bounded to No. 1 With 'Irreplaceable' & 'Single Ladies'

<i>Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of</i> Billboard<i> chart history.</i>Dec. 11, 2010<b><br>P!nk</b> was the toast of the …

Music

Max Clifford dies after collapsing in his cell

Disgraced former celebrity publicist Max Clifford, 74, has died in hospital after collapsing at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Justice has said.<p>The 74-year-old collapsed twice at Littlehey Prison in Cambridgeshire, where he is serving an eight-year jail …

Crime

In Memory of Otis Redding and His Revolution

Fifty years ago, on December 10, 1967, a private plane carrying Otis Redding and the members of his touring band stalled on its final approach to the municipal airport in Madison, Wisconsin, and crashed into the waters of Lake Monona, killing all but one of the eight people onboard. Though Redding …

Music

Max Clifford obituary: The publicist who became notorious

<b>Publicist Max Clifford was branded by some as a purveyor of sleaze.</b><p>Rarely away from media attention, he became as famous as the celebrities he represented.<p>He grew wealthy on the proceeds but claimed his real motivation was his hatred of hypocrisy in public life.<p>But he found himself on the receiving …

Muhammad Ali

My Favorite Room: Jason George slows down the world in his thinking-man's living room

The constant presence of vivid sunflowers is one reason actor Jason George loves the living room in his Studio City home.<p>Every weekend George, who plays Dr. Ben Warren on “Grey’s Anatomy,” and his family buy a bouquet of the cheery florals — his wife’s favorite — during their outing to the local …

Hot Property: A home for the holidays?

The holidays are fast approaching, but that doesn’t seem to matter to some home sellers. A musician and a reality show star are among those braving the traditionally slower time of the year by listing their homes.<p>In this week’s video offering, check out the Hollywood Hills living room of a busy …

Real Estate

From Keith Haring to Kara Walker, 10 Artists Who Designed Album Covers

At their best, record covers double as artworks. So it should come as no surprise that fine artists have a long history of collaborating with …

Art

Melbourne same sex couple recognised on first wedding anniversary

A day before they celebrate their first wedding anniversary, a Melbourne lesbian couple will pop the champagne at midnight as their marriage becomes …

Equality

The Playlist: Seun Kuti and Santana Sound an Alarm, and 10 More New Songs

<i>Every Friday, pop critics for The New York Times weigh in on the week’s most notable new songs and videos — and anything else that strikes them as intriguing. This week, Brandi Carlile explores motherhood, Migos and Marshmello unite for a rap-rock collaboration and Chris Thile collects his tracks</i> …

Music

How SZA’s “Drew Barrymore” told the truth and changed the game

SZA set a new standard for honesty and heroism in songwriting this year, with a song that embraced the imperfect and endlessly complex, writes Natty …

Music

The legends were all there that night

I’d like to shine a light this week on a little gem of a pop culture artifact that every true rock music fan should see. Available on DVD only since …

Lou Reed

Vinyl is spinning back on track | Independent on Saturday

ULTRA LONG-PLAYING: The owner of Mrs Pinkerton’s at The Mushroom Farm in Assagay, Jacqui van der Pol, with some of the retro albums, as vinyl makes a …

Vinyl Records