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Review: Sparkle

There have been worse swan songs committed to film, but Salim Akil's reinterpretation of the 1976 musical drama leaves much to be desired, since the meteoric rise and fall of a three-piece girl group is now well-tread, Oscar-nominated territory.
Salim Akil's reinterpretation of the 1976 musical drama
By MONICA CASTILLO  |  August 24, 2012

The Big Hurt: The Whitney price hike, Francis Bean's cat, Shakira's sea lion adventure

It seemed a little suspicious when, hours after Whitney Houston's death, the prices of her various greatest hits albums shot up by several pounds in the UK iTunes store.
Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  February 24, 2012

Have you heard any good Whitney Houston jokes yet?

Too soon?
By KARL STEVENS  |  February 17, 2012

The Big Hurt: Billboard Top Hip-Hop and R and B songs

This week, a jolly traipse through one of Billboard 's most artistically fecund charts: "Top Hip-Hop and R&B Songs." What wonders await?
Who charted?
By DAVID THORPE  |  January 29, 2010

Review: Whitney Houston | I Look to You

It's tempting to wonder whether super-producer Clive Davis, in another of his music-biz machinations, arranged for Whitney Houston to whiff last week on Good Morning America , which is reported to have altered Houston's vocals for broadcast after she
Arista (2009)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  September 11, 2009

Mix nuts

Pop music has a history of great production teams.
An interview with breakout roots-music production stars the Tremolo Twins
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  September 23, 2008

Oddballs and noisemakers

Twenty years ago, the American Top 40 was nothing like Boston’s live music scene.
Looking back 20 years to the Pixies' Surfer Rosa and the beginning of the Best Music Poll
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  May 07, 2008

Backwoods Barbie

Dolly Parton should run for president.

Dolly Parton rolls out the big guns

By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  April 30, 2008


Dubstep has been given its Dizzee Rascal moment with the release of Burial’s Untrue , the elusive London producer’s second album.
Untrue | Hyperdub
By NICK SYLVESTER  |  December 26, 2007

Lil Wayne’s world

On his mixtapes, Wayne is the most playful, experimental artist in mainstream hip-hop
A rapper thrives in the world of the mixtape
By RICHARD BECK  |  May 21, 2007

Club man

Already established as one of the world’s most respected house DJs, Roger Sanchez is now shaping his work for radio.
Sanchez has geared his new disc to radio, but he’s still a DJ.
By MICHAEL FREEDBERG  |  November 28, 2006