Music

Fast hip-hop and slow Japanese butoh blend in 'Flash'

When Michael Sakamoto was 15 and growing up in Los Angeles, he would spend hours in front of his bedroom mirror, behind closed doors, trying to emulate the popping moves he’d seen on the city’s hip-hop scene. He seemingly left those moves behind when he dedicated himself to the study and practice...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 10:27pm

Lily Allen furious anyone would suggest she'd quit drinking

Lily Allen is livid over gossip reports that she is "trying to grow up" and giving up alcohol. Seriously, how dare they suggest such a thing? Instead, Allen took to Twitter to suggest that we all give up … Twitter? "Let's give up social media and the Mail Online. It's killing me. That is all,"...

Thursday, December 11, 2014 - 12:24am

Avril Lavigne turns to fan prayer to battle health issues

Apparently Canadian singer and former Nickelback fan Avril Lavigne's current mysterious health issues are so serious that she's letting the hashtag #PrayForAvril be a thing — and even tweeting it herself. In a Twitter direct message exchange with a fan account, Lavigne revealed, "I feel bad because...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 11:20pm

Nick Jonas is all grown up

The days of Disney Channel fame and saccharine collaborations with Hannah Montana are long gone for Nick Jonas. The 22-year-old singer has turned himself into an unabashed sex symbol.Since the Jonas Brothers — Kevin, 27, Joe, 25, and Nick — parted ways back in 2013, “JBro” junior has been busy...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 5:54am

See Jake Bugg live (at home)

Jake Bugg is trying to get used to fame. The singer, now 20, had an international hit with "Lightning Bolt," and has a concert DVD, "Live at the Royal Albert Hall," coming out on Dec. 23, but adjusting to the big life has come with its challenges.“You get people going, ‘Alright Jake, you remember...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 - 2:36am

Ed Sheeran spills on Ariana Grande's love of 'big black balls'

Apparently while everyone else was watching model strut on the runway during the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, Ariana Grande was making Ed Sheeran crack up with some pretty risqué humor. "Can I tell you why I was laughing?" Sheeran explains in an interview with Elvis Duran. "Basically, there were...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 11:14pm

Empire State Building lights up for Taylor Swift

While there are mixed feelings about Taylor Swift being our city's new New York Ambassador, the skyline will be welcoming her this Friday night. On December 12, the Empire State Building will put on a music-to-light show synchronized to Taylor Swift's new song, "Welcome to New York." It will take...

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:18pm

THE WORD: Leo takes 20 girls home from Art Basel party

Leonardo DiCaprio should maybe try to pace himself while he's in Miami. Though he's never been shy with the ladies before,DiCaprio is apparently looking to rack up some Wilt Chamberlain-style numbers while attending Art Basel. The reigning Hollywood bachelor of the post-Clooney world stopped by an...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 10:30pm

Patience for the Ride: Centro-matic's Final Tour

After 18 years, 11 full-length recordings, seven EPs and countless days on the road, Centro-matic has decided to call it a career as they prepare to embark on one final tour. There was no bad blood that led to the decision, no egotistical battles for control, and none of the typical drama that...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:55am

K. Michelle: Heartbreak and hip hop

Those familiar with K. Michelle --- whether it's by watching VH1's "Love & Hip Hop" or listening to her debut album "Rebellious Soul" --- know she doesn't hold back. If you make her angry, everyone will find out. But the R&B songstress is showing a softer side with her sophomore LP, "...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:38am

Meet Elsa Hosk: The Victoria's Secret model who smacked Ariana Grande with her wings

You might know Elsa Hosk as the Victoria's Secret model who smacked Ariana Grande with her wings during the 2014 runway show in London. But there's more to the model than that.“My dad is such a goof. He sent pictures of me to modeling agencies in Sweden,” says Hosk backstage in the Victoria’s...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 1:29am

Pandora throws free concert with Rudimental, Kiesza and The Neighbourhood

The cold, pouring rain didn't stop music fans from waiting in line to get into Pandora's holiday bash. The music streaming company threw it's second annual holiday party Saturday night, offering free admission on a first come, first get in basis.British electronica band Rudimental kicked off the...

Monday, December 8, 2014 - 12:18am

Want an iPod Classic? Got $1,000?

Fans of the iPod Classic were apparently being serious when they expressed their anger and surprise when it was discovered that Apple had sneakily discontinued the popular mp3 player in the wake of the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch announcements. Almost immediately, the item was removed from the company...

Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 7:59pm

Philadelphia Orchestra performs Gershwin and Bernstein

When a pianist under conductor Bramwell Tovey’s direction faltered while performing George Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” with the London Symphony Orchestra, another famed composer offered a little advice.“‘You should do it yourself next time,’” Tovey says Leonard Bernstein told him. “‘It’s much...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 11:58pm

2014: The year in entertainment (PHOTOS)

In many ways 2014 was just like those first dates that start out so deceptively well (we’re looking at you Golden Globes and Oscars) but went completely bonkers (Solange attacking Jay-Z in an elevator).Then, as many crazy dates usually go, 2014 decided to take of all its clothes and try to break...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:59pm

R&B makes a comeback at 2014 PhillyHip-Hop Awards

Rising R&B singer Milton is no longer a shy guy. He’s set to be a featured performer at the 2014 Philly Hip-Hop Awards, Saturday at TLA on South Street .“I haven’t performed in a while,” says Milton, who goes by just his first name (his last is McCauley). “I don’t want to give out too much.”...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 10:38pm

Just how bad was Mariah Carey at the tree-lighting? Take a listen

Mariah Carey took the stage at Rockefeller Center last night for the annual Christmas tree-lighting ceremony and sang the holiday hit she's sung countless times before — but not like this. The former "American Idol" struggled through a rendition of "All I Want for Christmas" that suggested we'd all...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 8:07pm

VIDEO: Sia's 'Chandelier' music video remade shot for shot by man

Have you ever received a surprise gift that you both enjoyed and despised at the same time?Today Metro recieved such a gift in the form of a YouTube video called "Never lose a fantasy football bet."The video is essentially a man, who supposedly lost a fantasy football bet, recreatibg Sia's muisc...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 1:20am

Spotify's most popular artist isn't Taylor Swift or Beyonce

Taylor Swift and Beyonce may be hogging all the headlines lately, but when it comes to who people are actually listening to, there's someone who has them beat.Today, Spotify revealed its list of the year's most popular artists, and at the top is Ed Sheeran, making the loveable redhead the world's...

Thursday, December 4, 2014 - 12:55am

THE WORD: Lady Gaga denies she and Taylor Swift are getting down

During a recent visit to Howard Stern's radio show, Lady Gaga set the record straight about her and another pop music titan. Stern pressed Gaga with, "Someone called in and said that you are now a lover of Taylor Swift's, that the two of you are making love to one another." That guy, such a way...

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 11:42pm