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19 items by Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

  • Romeo Santos Romances Yankee Stadium at Massive Homecoming Show

    Romeo Santos Romances Yankee Stadium at Massive Homecoming Show | ARTICLE

    Roses. A baby girl carried onstage for a hug. Audible smooches. Hand hearts. A live marriage proposal. And, of course, all manner of grinding: on the ground, in the air, on the mic stand, to the...

    July 12, 2014 12:10 PM ET
  • Paula

    Paula | ALBUM REVIEW

    If Robin Thicke needed a lesson in the consequences of disrespecting a woman’s boundaries after his controversial 2013 hit...

    July 9, 2014 12:43 PM ET
  • 1000 Forms of Fear

    1000 Forms of Fear | ALBUM REVIEW

    In the four years since Australian powerhouse Sia's last LP, her sound has become ubiquitous, even if her face hasn't. She's written hits for Beyoncé, Katy Perry and Rihanna – the vocal dips...

    July 8, 2014 12:05 AM ET
  • How Becky G Had a Midlife Crisis at Nine and Hit With Pitbull By 17

    How Becky G Had a Midlife Crisis at Nine and Hit With Pitbull By 17 | ARTICLE

    When Becky Gomez was nine, her family was forced to move into her grandparents' garage in Inglewood, California, after her young parents could no longer afford their mortgage. At that point, as the story goes, she...

    June 17, 2014 9:40 AM ET
  • Summer Jam 2014: G-Unit Reunite, Nicki Minaj Wins

    Summer Jam 2014: G-Unit Reunite, Nicki Minaj Wins | ARTICLE

    A decade ago, when 50 Cent performed at his hometown stadium party, Hot 97's Summer Jam, chaos ensued when audience members threw chairs at him during a G-Unit performance. 50 threw them back. At the time,...

    June 2, 2014 1:35 PM ET
  • Artist to Watch: Dai Burger

    Artist to Watch: Dai Burger | VIDEO

    Who She Is: A Queens rapper and sometime-singer with downtown sass, fly-girl style and a posse of like-minded ladies. What She's Done: On her 2014 mixtape In Ya Mouf!, Burger stakes fearless claim on her right to be...

    April 28, 2014 3:20 PM ET
  • Diploid Love

    Diploid Love | ALBUM REVIEW

    The passionate, raspy-voiced punk Brody Dalle has always known how to use anarchic guitars to cloak a massive hook, whether in her great band the Distillers or her follow-up, Spinnerette. With her solo debut (and...

    April 21, 2014 5:15 PM ET
  • Rock-Star Shoe Lines: Who Did It Best?

    Rock-Star Shoe Lines: Who Did It Best? | ARTICLE

    Kanye West dropped his much-anticipated, signature, crimson shoe, the Nike Air Yeezy 2 Red Octobers, in February, but it seems so much farther away than that. The sneakers became such a phenomenon in so short a...

    April 11, 2014 2:55 PM ET
  • (Still) Back to Black: How Rihanna, Lorde, Siouxsie Do Goth in Spring

    (Still) Back to Black: How Rihanna, Lorde, Siouxsie Do Goth in Spring | ARTICLE

    Goth is not having a resurgence — like death and taxes, it's never gone away. But its influence has been steadily showing up on pop stars for a good year, and with the increasing popularity of goth-inspired...

    April 4, 2014 4:26 PM ET
  • Hear Shimmering Cyndi Lauper Outtake From 'She's So Unusual' Era

    Hear Shimmering Cyndi Lauper Outtake From 'She's So Unusual' Era | ARTICLE

    Cyndi Lauper's groundbreaking debut, She's So Unusual, turned 30 in October, a milestone for an album defined by its timelessness. And that's not just a "Time After Time" joke — flashes of its...

    March 25, 2014 10:30 AM ET
  • Pulses

    Pulses | ALBUM REVIEW

    How did we, as a society, allow this to happen? The post-Glee Broadway-ization of contemporary pop has culminated in this chart-topping duo, whose goofy shtick is to decontextualize sounds from other genres until they're utterly meaningless. On...

    March 25, 2014 12:20 AM ET
  • Makeup Artistes: Santigold on Her Apocalypse-Inspired Cosmetics Line

    Makeup Artistes: Santigold on Her Apocalypse-Inspired Cosmetics Line | ARTICLE

    Next month, Santigold will release her latest project: a new, limited edition makeup collaboration with Smashbox Cosmetics, which features brightly colored eye palettes, snaky nail strips, gilded lip glosses and a magical Swarovski snake ring with a...

    March 7, 2014 4:00 PM ET
  • Formula Vol. 2

    Formula Vol. 2 | ALBUM REVIEW

    The former ringleader of bachata stars Aventura isn't known as the king of the romantic Dominican ballad for nothing: The deeper and more heartfelt the songs, the stronger and more expressive the Bronx-born singer's weepy voice grows....

    March 7, 2014 3:20 PM ET
  • Kim Gordon, James Murphy and Jake Gyllenhaal Party for Pussy Riot

    Kim Gordon, James Murphy and Jake Gyllenhaal Party for Pussy Riot | ARTICLE

    After almost two years in prison, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina's post-release whirlwind dropped them down in New York City this week. The Russian activists, who were imprisoned for performing with Pussy Riot in a church...

    February 7, 2014 3:30 PM ET
  • What Is Meow Meow, the Drug That Made a Teen Cut Off His Genitals?

    What Is Meow Meow, the Drug That Made a Teen Cut Off His Genitals? | ARTICLE

    Of all the nicknames for a street drug, the newish "meow meow" might be the most innocuous ever, but its effects can be gruesome. On December 29th of last year, a British 19 year old, home...

    January 17, 2014 10:25 AM ET
  • ChemTales: 'Breaking Bad' and the Year in Drugs

    ChemTales: 'Breaking Bad' and the Year in Drugs | ARTICLE

    This September, while 10.3 million Americans tuned in to AMC's Breaking Bad to watch the exploits of Walter White come to an end, the Drug Enforcement Administration was operating an undercover sting ripped straight from...

    December 19, 2013 1:15 PM ET
  • Voodoo Style: Jimi Hendrix Clothing Line Comes to Varvatos

    Voodoo Style: Jimi Hendrix Clothing Line Comes to Varvatos | ARTICLE

    Of all the legacies Jimi Hendrix has left us, one slightly-less-feted is that of his style: his flowing shirts and psychedelic prints have been part of music culture for decades, most recently revisited by rappers like Trinidad...

    December 11, 2013 4:10 PM ET
  • AlunaGeorge Bring Their British Soul Across the Pond

    AlunaGeorge Bring Their British Soul Across the Pond | ARTICLE

    American pop radio would hit a bullseye if it started playing AlunaGeorge: The futuristic soul on the London duo's great debut album, Body Music, hits all the right notes, with George Reid's warmly syncopated beats and Aluna...

    September 7, 2013 2:17 PM ET
  • Afrojack, Calvin Harris Shake New York at Electric Daisy Carnival

    Afrojack, Calvin Harris Shake New York at Electric Daisy Carnival | ARTICLE

    The most influential DJ at this weekend's Electric Daisy Carnival in New York opened the festival's mainstage early on the first day: It was the French producer Cedric Gervais, whose 2012 hit "Molly"...

    May 19, 2013 7:17 PM ET
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