Review: Jim James taps orchestral sound on impressive album

Jim James, Teddy Abrams and the Louisville Orchestra, "The Order of Nature" (Decca Gold) A piccolo and glockenspiel delicately flutter in as the voice of Jim James echoes out. Slowly...

Music Review: Brittany Howard shines in new solo album

Brittany Howard, "Jamie" (ATO Records) Solo projects can be hit or miss for artists looking to break from a band. For some, their newfound creative independence allows them to hit th...

Review: The Lumineers create a stunning album in 'III'

The Lumineers, "III" (Dualtone Music Group) Films, movies, television, books: They all tell stories that allow audiences to see glimpses of themselves. The Lumineers have told their ...

Christian Cowan honors his roots in Spain at NY Fashion Week

NEW YORK (AP) — Christian Cowan always brings playful, colorful looks to the runway and his spring 2020 collection was no exception. There were electric reds, fluorescent pinks, volu...

The Blonds go over-the-top with the help of 'Moulin Rouge'

NEW YORK (AP) — Runway met Broadway when The Blonds took to the stage of the splashy musical "Moulin Rouge." With the help of Billy Porter, who performed two songs, the ever-theatric...

Stacey Bendet creates a 'field of dream' at NY fashion week

NEW YORK (AP) — Stacey Bendet, creative director of Alice + Olivia, created a dreamscape in color on nine monochrome backdrops as models posed for a presentation at New York Fashion Week. ...

Kate Spade takes NY Fashion Week guests on a city safari

NEW YORK (AP) — Kate Spade took its New York Fashion Week guests on a city safari. With Anna Kendrick, Emma Roberts, Danielle Macdonald and Sadie Sink on the front row, the show was ...

LaQuan Smith brings sexy back in NY Fashion Week collection

NEW YORK (AP) — LaQuan Smith turned to cowboys and bikers for spring-summer inspiration, bringing a sexy edge to his designs at New York Fashion Week. The designer made liberal use o...

Pyer Moss celebrates black culture with fashion and music

NEW YORK (AP) — Pyer Moss' latest production for New York Fashion Week was a brilliant, irreverent and joyous celebration of black culture, specifically black women. There was a huge...

Elie Tahari mixes sophistication with playful hats, patterns

NEW YORK (AP) — Elie Tahari didn't shy away from playful elements in his spring-summer 2020 collection. But the patterns and bucket hats didn't take away from the classic sophistication he brings to h...

Review: Cuco brings layers to lo-fi love songs on 'Para Mi'

Cuco, "Para Mi" (Interscope Records) Love songs may be known for their traditionally jovial tone, but on Cuco's full-length debut he gives his love ballads a darker tone. "Para Mi" h...

Author finds community with book on young daughter's death

NEW YORK (AP) — Jayson and Stacy Greene speak of grief matter-of-factly and calmly. It's something they've come to know intimately since the tragic death of their 2-year-old daughter Greta in 2015. ...

Music Review: The Black Keys stick to roots on 'Let's Rock'

The Black Keys, "Let's Rock" (Nonesuch/Easy Eye Sound) The Black Keys are back with a return to their roots. And just in case their opening song doesn't make that clear enough, the a...

Review: The Raconteurs venture to new places on 3rd album

The Raconteurs, "Help Us Stranger" (Third Man Records) Often a band is defined by its strongest member. A lead vocalist pushes to the front while the rest of the group fades behind. ...

Review: Calexico and Iron & Wine, a reunion worth the wait

Calexico and Iron & Wine, "Years to Burn" (Sub Pop) Reuniting on "Years to Burn," their first full-length project since 2005, Calexico and Iron & Wine remind audiences why th...