June 30, 2016 |
Next month, when thousands of delegates and politicians descend on Philadelphia for the Democratic National Convention, they'll be invited to cross the river. Lady Gaga, Lenny Kravitz, and DJ Jazzy Jeff will perform at a free concert for DNC attendees at the BB&T Pavilion on the Camden waterfront July 28, the last day of the convention. The invitation-only event will be held in the afternoon, hours before Hillary Clinton is expected to accept the party's nomination for president.
November 20, 2015 |
African American musicians helped create the music genre eventually called rock. Ike Turner, Wild Bill Moore, and a host of others helped usher in a kind of energized amalgam of rhythm and blues and boogie later adopted by musicians of all colors. But 60 years later, black musicians are not easily associated with whatever passes for rock today. In August, the 10th annual Afropunk Festival - a celebration of what organizers call "open-minded, nonconforming, and unconventional urban cultural acts inspired by alternative music" - was held throughout New York City, with black rockers Gary Clark Jr., Lenny Kravitz, Death Grips, Lion Babe, and Vintage Trouble making merry.
September 2, 2015 |
He's appeared in The Hunger Games film series. He dropped a solid album in 2014 ( Strut ) that came and went. The crotch of his leather trousers ripped open on stage recently. Except for all that, what has Lenny Kravitz done for you lately? Luckily, Kravitz - a surprising 51 years old - has banked enough funky, rock-soul hits in his career (starting with 1989's "Let Love Rule") that he didn't necessarily need new stuff when he hit the humid Mann Center on Sunday night. And for better or worse, wouldn't anything new have sounded like everything he's done?
February 4, 2015 |
For years, we have asked people to explain why a groundhog named Punxsutawney Phil has meteorological authority. Some studies show that his prognostications are little better than random. Anyway, on Monday, Phil said we're going to have six more weeks of winter. Which is more or less right, because he said so on Feb. 2 and the last day of winter is March 19. Good one, Phil! Oh, but look: Staten Island Chuck , Phil's woodchucky rival up north, says we'll have a short winter!
December 26, 2011
Conan (11 p.m., TBS) - Tom Hanks; BBQ chef Myron Mixon. Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Katie Holmes; stupid human tricks; Gov. Rick Perry (R-Texas); Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Dana Carvey; Jason Reitman; Lenny Kravitz. Jimmy Kimmel Live (midnight, 6ABC) - Regis Philbin; Paul Anka performs.