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Jerry Seinfeld takes up residency at NY’s Beacon Theater

Jerry Seinfeld takes up residency at NY’s Beacon Theater

When Jerry Seinfeld plays venues like the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes Barre, there is at least one problem he doesn’t have to worry about: friends and family asking for comp tickets. That probably will not hold true as Seinfeld begins a residency, the first of his career, just blocks from his New York City […]

Coldplay releases newest album “A Head Full of Dreams”

Coldplay releases newest album “A Head Full of Dreams”

Coldplay will release its seventh studio album, “A Head Full Of Dreams,” on Dec. 4. The follow-up to 2014’s “Ghost Stories” sounds far more energetic from the outset thanks to the lead single, “Adventure of a Lifetime.” That’s not a coincidence. Lead singer Chris Martin told me the album is reflective of the band’s current […]

Canadian musicians are here to stay —Alessia Cara the most recent to make waves

Canadian musicians are here to stay —Alessia Cara the most recent to make waves

Some news and notes from the red carpet and press room at the 2015 American Music Awards. The show was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles; I watched the show from Cumulus Media’s one-on-one room, which is contained in the L.A. Live Event Deck, right next to the venue and across from Staples […]

Canadian musicians are here to stay —Alessia Cara the most recent to make waves

Canadian musicians are here to stay —Alessia Cara the most recent to make waves

Justin Bieber and One Direction are both quite successful. If you’re a new artist, you would probably love to be mentioned in the same conversation as those artists. With perhaps maybe one exception: sharing an album release date. Alessia Cara, a soulful 19 year-old singer/songwriter who like Bieber hails from the Toronto, Canada area, dropped […]

Coldplay plans to release seventh album in December, then call it quits

Coldplay plans to release seventh album in December, then call it quits

The list of musical juggernauts releasing new music ahead of the holidays grew last week, as Coldplay announced it will release its seventh studio album Dec. 4. Some are speculating that it will be the band’s last album after an interview that lead singer Chris Martin gave to then-BBC Radio DJ Zane Lowe in December […]

Adele set to release her newest album ‘25’ this month and she calls it her ‘make-up album’

Adele set to release her newest album ‘25’ this month and she calls it her ‘make-up album’

Adele makes selling music and breaking records look as effortless as she does belting out notes. “Hello,” the highly-anticipated single from the artist’s forthcoming album “25” sold 1.1 million copies in its first week out. This is the first time that a song has sold a million copies in a week. The record-setting sales figure […]

Ralphie Report: Christ Puth faces off against Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran for ‘Best Song of the Year’

Ralphie Report: Christ Puth faces off against Taylor Swift, The Weeknd, Bruno Mars and Ed Sheeran for ‘Best Song of the Year’

Another award show, another night poised to center around music’s biggest name: Taylor Swift. As details about this year’s American Music Awards continue to be revealed, the inescapable number is six. That is the number of nominations that Swift scored this year, and if she sweeps, the “Wildest Dreams” singer will have more AMAs than […]

Ralphie Report: CeeLo Green talks maturity in life and music

Ralphie Report: CeeLo Green talks maturity in life and music

CeeLo Green spent a little over a year out of the spotlight and hasn’t released new music in almost five (save his 2012 Christmas LP). The last year was controversial at best: Green was sentenced to three years probation following a no contest plea after authorities charged him with supplying ecstasy to a woman. The […]

Ralphie Report: Are Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez still BFFs?

Ralphie Report: Are Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez still BFFs?

Demi Lovato and Selena Gomez are still friends, despite the accuracy of what you may have read. Let’s rewind to June of 2013 when I spoke with Lovato following her “Good Morning America” performance in Central Park. At the time, Gomez was experiencing a career-high on the pop radio airplay chart with the single, “Come […]

Ralphie Report: Miss America, Betty Cantrell, prepares for busy year

Ralphie Report: Miss America, Betty Cantrell, prepares for busy year

Betty Cantrell won the 95th edition of the Miss America competition in a live telecast on ABC from Atlantic City’s Boardwalk Hall. Cantrell did not celebrate her Miss America win with an extravagant dinner or over-the-top bash, although she attended the pageant’s after-party for about five minutes. But after showing face, Cantrell retreated to a […]