My old Examiner posts – Grammy beat

Skrillex Grammy 2012

Skrillex surprises with five Grammy nominations November 2011 Dubstep phenom Skrillex was not expected to be among the most-nominated artists for the 2012 Grammys, but with five nods, he’s just below Kanye West and Adele in overall nominations. Skrillex beat out the likes of Foster the People, Wiz Khalifa, Thompson Square, Il Volo and Fitz … Read more

Old Concert Reviews & Rankings From My Chicago Music Beat

Bruce Springsteen Wrecking Ball

Note: For several years, I covered Chicago live music for examiner.com. That site eventually folded, but I’ve preserved many of my articles here. They include concert reviews for Bruce Springsteen, Madonna, Aretha Franklin, Paul McCartney, Alison Krauss, Dresden Dolls, Sigur Ros, and more. Concert review: Bruce Springsteen rocks at Wrigley Field September 8, 2012 From … Read more

Is Wendy Williams a man?

Is Wendy Williams a man? The question may be considered rude or politically incorrect, but it’s also a question many reasonable people have asked after watching The Wendy Williams Show on daytime television. Given that drag queen RuPaul once hosted a similar talk show, it is not at all out of the question that Wendy … Read more

2013 Grammy Awards Live Blog

Follow along with our 2013 Grammy Awards live blog as we comment on the live performances, the award winners, the gaffes and the memorable moments of the show.