Another year, another Grammy show. This may have been the 56th run, but the Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences still can't work out the kinks. It certainly wasn't the worst Grammys that we've ever seen, but there was plenty to bitch about. Some of the performances were groundbreaking, and som ... More >>
At this current moment, Queens of the Stone Age is the best rock 'n' roll band on the planet. A bold statement, to be sure. However, while there exist other artists with similar relevance and artistic integrity, no group so deeply embodies the spirit of the genre's past while fighting to make fres ... More >>
You win some, you lose some, and this year in music saw it all. There were some unexpected hits and some downright drown-outs. Some old favorites came back around, some tried and true experts continued their reign of glory, and some classic moves fell off the face of the planet. Surely, your mind ... More >>
Among the most commercially successful and artistically respected Latin pop artists in the world, singer, songwriter, and composer Alejandro Sanz has sold more than 22 million albums over the last two decades while also becoming the most Grammy-winning Spanish-language artist in history, with three ... More >>
The Biebz is feelin' unloved. Yeah ... Despite being an unfunny bazillionaire with good hair who gets to host Saturday Night Live (because SNL's ratings among tweenage girls suck?), Justin Bieber feels he deserves mooooooooore. Namely, a Grammy. (Or at least a nomination.) 'Cause, like, he's mad ... More >>
Who didn't get a little wet watching Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z kill it at the Grammys? We haven't been able to stop thinking about it. We just keep rewatching the clip and dreaming about seeing them in person. Well, thankfully, our dreams are rumored to become reality. If the New York Post can ... More >>
We're experiencing a lot of weird feelings right now. We're not exactly sure how to cope with these emotions. But they say the first step to getting over your problem is admitting you have one. So deep breath ... Here we go. We actually enjoyed the 55th annual Grammy Awards. OMG, please don't ju ... More >>
Puerto Rico stand up! Miami's own Marlow Rosado was awarded the Grammys' Best Latin Tropical Album for his band La Riqueña's May release Retro, a "salsa duro" nostalgia project covering golden-age classics from the 1970s. The album was recorded, produced, arranged, mixed, mastered, and promoted ... More >>
It'd been a while since Chris Brown acted up. But it's Grammy season, and that means Breezy's in fight mode! According to TMZ, Brown allegedly "jumped" R&B crooner Frank Ocean last night outside of Westlake Studio in Los Angeles after the Grammy-nominated Odd Future crewman reportedly blocked ... More >>
Grammy-tastic! Last night, amid goofy, sexually tense intergenerational banter between co-hosts LL Cool J and Taylor Swift, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States announced the nominees for its 54th Grammy Awards, airing Sunday, February 10, on CBS. Genre-bending ... More >>
Let's assume the worst: Your Valentine's Day won't quite pan out the way you'd hoped it would. Maybe you will be curtly informed that the "champagne" you had so thoughtfully put on ice was really "only sparkling wine," and that "any idiot knows real champagne can't be produced in the Yucatan!" Or ... More >>
It's a shame the Grammy Awards don't scroll real-time Tweets throughout the ceremony because last night's show was Osama Bin Laden-level funny. The "twitterverse" was on fire last night with Grammy-related commentary, a real laugh fest courtesy of indie celebrities, common folks and even the Gr ... More >>
Remember the time Lady Gaga arrived at the Grammys in an egg? Or the time Nicki Minaj showed up as a leopard-Elvira hybrid? How about Jennifer Lopez' famous, plunging green dress?At most awards shows, celebrities get all dolled up in designer gowns and diamonds and parade around like royalty. Gra ... More >>
As popular culture continues to be consumed by a seemingly inexhaustible inferno of idiocy - dubstep trickle down, reunion shows, Drake, the list goes on - the Recording Academy is putting on their best Nero costumes and getting their fiddles nice and tuned. Yes. That's right. It's fucking Gramm ... More >>
The BET Awards were held this past Sunday and some really confusing, awkward shit went down in the middle of granting the Viewer's Choice Award. Some fans were invited onstage to announce this year's winner, which at first was Chris Brown. But only a few seconds after Brown received the award f ... More >>
Jorge Moreno's "Thank You" is a gently unfolding, deceptive pop-rock paean to life's simple pleasures. Its earworm tendencies come on slowly. The more you play the track, the more it reveals new flourishes -- a roots-rock guitar lick here, a Beatles-esque wall of backing voices there. It also ... More >>
Photo by wireimage.com via grammy.comCee Lo acid puppets = Fun!Did you waste three hours of your life watching the 53rd Annual Grammy Awards last night? Well, congrats ... You got almost 15 minutes of genuine entertainment out of the deal. For one, Bieber took a beating at the hands of Best ... More >>
Photo by Liana Lozada On Wednesday, February 9, FIU's Biscayne Bay Campus got a little taste of Chicago rapper and actor Common. The speaking engagement was titled "The Effects of Hip-Hop on Modern Society." But it took the form of a motivational speech on achieving individual greatness. Common ... More >>
Yeah, this is a hint.When secret parties with special guest DJs are announced, 90 percent of the time they don't live up to the hype. Trust us when we say tonight's secret party at Bar probably isn't going to be one of those times. The person taking over the decks tonight is a very well known Gra ... More >>
Just a reminder that Steel Pulse is in South Florida this evening at Revolution. Arielle has more to say about the legendary reggae group here. This morning, we would merely like to mention that Biblical figures "Daniel, King David and Abraham Israel were all black men," which is the crux of Steel P ... More >>
Unless your studio nickname is Babyface or you wear sunglasses with slats in them, the Grammys probably mean nothing to you. As a ego-massaging spectacle, the music industry's award show is even more irritating the Oscars. That being said, we think it's pretty awesome that "I'm on a Boat" -- the Sat ... More >>
Ghostface Killah, member and producer of The Wu-Tang clan, is stepping out on a solo tour promoting his upcoming album Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry in Emerald City. He'll be making a stop at Revolution Live on October 7. Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster.Singer/songwriter/actress Je ... More >>
Michael Jackson dies and all of a sudden he's the greatest entertainer of all time. Not so fast. MJ made three great albums, invented the moonwalk and, well.... Let us take another look at the performers who have truly proved most thrilling over the years.1. Elvis Presley Michael Jackson may have du ... More >>
Gloria Estefan recently recorded a colabo with Hank Williams Jr. for the football classic, "Are You Ready For Some Football", which will open all three nationally televised games this year (two on ESPN and a Monday Nighter against the Jets on October 12). It should be fun to hear her legendary v ... More >>
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MiamiKaos No offense to Serge Touissant, but there's a new Obama art king in town. Here's local graphic artist Miami Kaos, of Hardcore Designs, take on the Commander in Chief. Much like a pregnant M.I.A. at the Grammys, he's flanked by four of Hip Hop's biggest stars. [Obama Art Report via Animal Ne ... More >>
Miami's favorite Latin - rock - cumbia - whatever mash-up band, Locos Por Juana, has finally got its due from the awards gods. The Locos have finally scored their first Grammy nomination, in the category of Best Latin Rock or Alternative Album, for La Verdad. Note that this is in the regular Grammys ... More >>
Freedom cabaret shines at the Arsht.
Musician sees the pyramids, moves mountains.
Andre 3000, renaissance man.
The one and only Makeup Show rolls into town.
Say adios to the Global Cuba Fest at Spiegelworld.
The Blind Boys of Alabama dont need sight to sing their sweet soul.
Paquito DRivera brings brass to the Gusman.
Brazilian high kicking meets high art
Gloria and Emilio Estefan
Choosing winners at the Latin Grammys is like comparing apples and oranges -- and orangutans
Sting and the art of corporate rock