The last few days of the celebration bring some of its most formidable events — a jam among some of the region’s strongest musical personalities, the return of the graveside musical salute to Parker, and a novel presentation of the Kansas City jazz story.
MTV’s Video Music Awards Sunday night at the Forum in Inglewood, Calif., got serious and sexy. Nicki Minaj shook her booty (as usual). Miley Cyrus grabbed the spotlight again, but this time for a good cause. Beyoncé did 14 songs in 15 minutes. And there was a plea for peace, inspired by the Michael Brown shooting.
Beyoncé received the Michael Jackson Video Vanguard award at the MTV VMAs and celebrated by giving a performance that spanned her career’s repertoire. In the audience were her husband, Jay-Z, and their 2-year-old daughter, Blue Ivy, who stole a lot of hearts.
The red carpet at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards in Inglewood, California, fairly sizzled on Aug. 24. The ladies showed off a lot of cleavage, sparkle and thigh-high slits. But then there was Lorde, aka Ella Yelich-O'Connor, in a black pants suit that some on Twitter called a Snuggie.
Katy Perry and Riff Raff took it back to 2001 Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake in matching denim, while Amber Rose channeled Rose McGowan circa 1998 in barely there silver with cascading chains at Sunday's MTV Video Music Awards.
Drug-sniffing dogs, peers watching for people feeling ill, a "cooling tunnel" and shorter days are greeting fans this weekend at an electronic music festival where two people died of drug overdoses last year, organizers said Friday.
The young homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards and who had been sought on an Oregon arrest warrant has turned himself in and posted bail, an Oregon official said Thursday night.
"Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes," an ambitious new project in which a few contemporary musicians have completed unfinished songs by Bob Dylan nearly half a century old, now has a release date: Nov. 11.
Oops, you haven't selected any newsletters. Please check the box next to one or more of our email newsletters and submit again.
Oops, you didn't provide a valid email address. Please double-check the email field and submit again.