September 2, 2012
Welcome to The Philadelphia Inquirer's by-the-minute coverage of the Budweiser Made In America festival. Check back as we post updates here and at www.philly.com/madeinamerica from a team of reporters covering the two-day music festival on The Benjamin Franklin Parkway that ends Sunday night: Inquirer Music Critic Dan DeLuca, and reporters David Hiltbrand, Kristen A. Graham, Miriam Hill, Jonathan Lai, John Trinacria, Maria Panaritis, Al Lubrano,...
August 8, 2011 |
Today's a big day for the collaboration that Jay-Z and Kanye West have dubbed The Throne. Tickets for their Watch the Throne tour go on sale this morning, through Comcasttix.com for the Nov. 2 show at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, and through Ticketmaster for shows elsewhere. Also, their same-named LP was slated to hit iTunes today. (Reportedly, fans should look under "Throne" instead of the hip-hop stars' individual names.) The release should hit stores later this week.
February 13, 2012
Album of the year "21," Adele Record of the Year "Rolling in the Deep," Adele Rock Song "Walk," Foo Fighters Rap Album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Kanye West Complete list, A8.
June 27, 2012 |
Sure, sometimes you want to give the Kardashians a rest. But sometimes you just can't. Kourtney Kardashian and infant-father Scott Disick tell Us Weekly that couples therapy saved their relationship. [Your joke here.] … Kourtney's sis, Kim Kardashian, jumps up and down and says, nuh-uh! Her romance with Kanye West is not a publicity stunt, as the world supposes. …Meantime, Kim's divorce case with/from b-baller Kris Humphries is now in depositions, and Monday Kris was grilled in Minnesota by star attorney Laura Wasser and team.
April 24, 2013 |
Khloe Kardashian has been kashiered, kanned, kicked to the kurb. The producers of Fox's The X Factor announced Monday that they had pink-slipped Khloe as kohost, confirming a rumor that had been noised about for the last two months. "We really enjoyed working with her and wish her all the best in her future endeavors," the official statement bleated politely. No warning about watching out for the screen door. Khloe's cohost Mario Lopez survived to host another day and will be back to welcome viewers to the show's third season in the fall.
November 16, 2012 |
Though modern rap may claim lyricists more compelling or technically gifted than Ben Haggerty, few emcees can boast such a precise feel for the pulse of a generation. Facing a sold-out room at the Theatre of Living Arts on Wednesday, the Seattle rapper - who goes by the stage name Macklemore - delivered a set charged by the cares and concerns of the primarily college-aged crowd before him. Backed by the diverse beats of producer and creative partner Ryan Lewis, Haggerty began the night with "Ten Thousand Hours," a song-length exposition of Malcolm Gladwell's increasingly influential aphorism about how long it takes to succeed at something.
December 20, 2012 |
Fashion insiders smiled and hip-hop purists gritted their grills last week when Kanye West performed in a pleated, plaid leather Givenchy skirt and "meggings" during the Sandy relief concert. The controversial rapper may have paired the womenswear with a Pyrex Religion sweatshirt and white sneakers. But the rugged accessories didn't matter. The reaction was swift and definitive. High-fashion folks cheered at the Rick Owens-meets-Alexander Wang-meets Betsey Johnson look, especially the small segment of the industry championing self-expression through gender-bending.
April 7, 2012 |
Vanessa Williams was molested by a woman when she was 10 years old, the Desperate Housewives star reveals in You Have No Idea, a memoir she cowrote with her mother, Helen. "She told me to lie down on the rug," Williams, 49, writes about the perpetrator, an 18-year-old family friend. "I was confused. Are we going to play a game? As I tried to make sense of it, pulled down the bloomers of my cotton baby-doll pajamas. 'What are you doing?' I asked. 'Don't worry,' . " In a passage excerpted by People, Williams says the incident drove a wedge between her and her parents.
July 8, 2012 |
Kanye West has his moments of humility, but they never last too long. The rapper and producer and Kim Kardashian-dater began his first of two sold-out shows at the Revel resort in Atlantic City on Friday by taking a tour above the crowd aboard a hydraulic crane. Later, after declaring himself "a hip-hop legend / I think I died in an accident, 'cause this must be heaven," in "Touch the Sky," he paused to take a breath and address the audience at Ovation Hall, where he and three backup musician-programmers and 12 ballet dancers are scheduled to play again on Saturday night.
November 4, 2012 |
We're gonna be on TV! Philly, that is. And famous guys are going to talk all about us. What to wear . . . the organdy bustier or the puce lamé cummerbund? When a town gets on 60 Minutes , it's a big deal. And this Sunday, Morley Safer and famed author and historian David McCullough will talk about Philly, our history, our great Founders , and the roots of our current politics. You'll see Carpenters Hall, Christ Church, City Tavern (glug-glug-glug) for a "full colonial-style meal prepared by Walter Staib , including fried oysters, beef pie, mushroom toast, sausage and sauerkraut, tofu" - that phamous Philly colonial tofu!