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  • Buddy Holly honored on 75th birthday

    Buddy Holly is remembered on what would have been his 75th birthday with Buddy Holly Day, and with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame.
    09/07/2011 03:30 pm

  • Amy Winehouse album: the pluses and pitfalls of a posthumous release

    Amy Winehouse fans have been hoping for a follow-up to her ‘Back in Black’ album. There are plenty of cautionary tales, as well as success stories, about how to do a posthumous release right.
    07/25/2011 09:05 pm

  • Yakety Yak lead singer Carl Gardner lived for music

    Yakety Yak, their single from 1958, spent seven weeks as the No. 1 rhythm and blues song. 'He loved his singing,' Veta Gardner said of her husband of 24 years. 'That was his whole life.'
    06/14/2011 11:58 am

  • American Idol: Paul McDonald leaves, Kelly Clarkson returns

    American Idol recap: The two remaining girls (Haley Reinhart and Lauren Alaina) avoided elimination. Idol original Kelly Clarkson sang. But the Paul McDonald American Idol Adventure is over.
    04/15/2011 09:14 am

  • Top Picks: '127 Hours,' Amos Lee's latest album, 'The Complaints,' and more

    Danny Boyle's cinematic survival tale '127 Hours,' Amos Lee's soulful album 'Mission Bell,' Ian Rankin's intriguing detective story 'The Complaints,' and more recommendations.
    03/14/2011 01:05 am

  • Esperanza Spalding: Grammy talent evident, back in 2008

    Esperanza Spalding won the Grammy Award for Best New Artist Sunday night in Los Angeles. Just a few years ago, Esperanza Spalding spent time in Boston - first as a student, then as a teacher at the world-renowned Berklee College of Music.
    02/14/2011 01:40 pm

  • John Lennon: Top 6 most influential songs

    The 30 years that have passed since John Lennon's death have done little to diminish him as one of the most respected musicians of the 20th century. As a member of one of the most successful and influential songwriting teams of all time, he changed the face of popular music. Lennon was a mad experimenter, a avant-garde visionary who not only responded to the tenor of his day, but set it. He was also a master of wide appeal, able to temper his unorthodox impulses with approachability. Many of his innovations are now essential components of pop music. Here are six of his most influential songs:
    12/08/2010 03:56 pm

  • Why Wayne Newton wants you to visit his Las Vegas home

    Wayne Newton is saying he wants to open his home to the public. Why, and what can you see inside?
    11/18/2010 11:31 pm

  • Wyclef Jean: Preacher's son to rap star to presidential contender

    Wyclef Jean, president of Haiti? It would cap the Haitian immigrant's trajectory from rebellious preacher's son to millionaire rap star to humanitarian worker.
    08/06/2010 03:31 pm

  • Walter Hawkins, Grammy award-winning gospel singer, dies

    Walter Hawkins, the Grammy Award-winning gospel singer, composer and pastor from Oakland, died Sunday.
    07/12/2010 06:11 pm

Doing Good


What happens when ordinary people decide to pay it forward? Extraordinary change...

Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

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