Zenon, who brings his group to the Blue Room on Monday, is a powerful player who can fit into any jazz context he pleases. He’s in the SFJazz Collective, and works with forward-thinking leaders such as Kenny Werner and Guillermo Klein, but he’s drawing the most attention with his own projects.
When Taylor Swift released the Grammy-winning, banjo-tinged “Mean” in 2010, haters fired shots at the then-20-year-old. Four years later, Swift says she’s grown and was able to write her new single ‘Shake It Off' about others dissing her from a new perspective.
The first time Larry Baer, chief executive of the San Francisco Giants, spoke to Steve Perry was in 2008, and he said Perry sounded distressed. Perry, the former lead singer of Journey, had grown up in central California and was a die-hard Giants fan. He complained to Baer that the rival Los Angeles Dodgers were playing his song “Don’t Stop Believin’” without his permission.
Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams have lost the first round in their battle with Marvin Gaye's family in an ongoing debate over whether their 2013 megahit "Blurred Lines" infringed on Gaye's 1977 song "Got to Give It up."
The first time "The Real Thing" came to Broadway, it won the Tony Award for best play. The next time it arrived, it won for best play revival. This time it just may sneak away with the trophy for best musical revival.
Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.
Herbie Hancock doesn't begin or end his newly published memoir "Possibilities" by recalling any of the many highlights in his 50-plus-year career such as receiving the 2008 Album of the Year Grammy Award for "River: The Joni Letters."
Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients.
Members of an Indiana-based rap group called RACK Boyz and other suspects from Illinois made hundreds of thousands of dollars in a bank fraud scheme that included wooing participants through social media and Internet videos, federal and state authorities said Wednesday.
Yes, it's true. A very big-ticket Rolling Stones book is being published just in time for the holidays. Taschen is publishing a $5,000 collectors' edition and a selection of $10,000 art editions of "Rolling Stones," which officially goes on sale in December.