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Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Jimmy Buffett Does Not Live the Jimmy Buffett Lifestyle

Jimmy Buffett at the Marquis Theater on Broadway, where his new musical, “Escape to Margaritaville,” is set to open in March. “I don’t know anyone who wouldn’t spend a week on the beach,” he said.
A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening

A K-Pop Primer for Olympic Listening

The K-pop boy band EXO is set to perform at the Olympics closing ceremony on Feb 25.
Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

Why Is James Brown’s Estate Still Unsettled? Ask the Lawyers

A statue of James Brown in Augusta, Ga., where he grew up. Mr. Brown’s will had set aside money to distribute scholarships for children from the state.
Justin Timberlake, Playing It Safe, Seeks Super Bowl Redemption

Justin Timberlake, Playing It Safe, Seeks Super Bowl Redemption

Justin Timberlake returned to perform at the Super Bowl for the first time since 2004.
Dashboard Confessional, Emo’s King of Pain, Rises Again

Dashboard Confessional, Emo’s King of Pain, Rises Again

During the nine years Dashboard Confessional singer and songwriter Chris Carrabba took a break from the band, emo experienced a resurgence.
Critic’s Notebook: Justin Timberlake, Back at the Super Bowl. What About Janet?

Critic’s Notebook: Justin Timberlake, Back at the Super Bowl. What About Janet?

After Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl performance in 2004, her career plummeted while his continued to rise.
Critic’s Notebook: Justin Timberlake, Back at the Super Bowl. What About Janet?

Critic’s Notebook: Justin Timberlake, Back at the Super Bowl. What About Janet?

After Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson’s Super Bowl performance in 2004, her career plummeted while his continued to rise.
Is It Classical, or Pop? Nils Frahm Is Worried, but Not About That

Is It Classical, or Pop? Nils Frahm Is Worried, but Not About That

Nils Frahm outside his studio in a former East German broadcasting headquarters in Berlin. While making his most recent album, according to one visitor, he slept there.
Critic’s Notebook: Pop Keeps Changing. And the Grammys Turn a Deaf Ear, Again.

Critic’s Notebook: Pop Keeps Changing. And the Grammys Turn a Deaf Ear, Again.

Cardi B, one of last year’s most electrifying newcomers, made her debut on the Grammys stage — as part of Bruno Mars’s performance.
Fall Out Boy’s ‘Mania’ Becomes Its Third No. 1 Album in a Row

Fall Out Boy’s ‘Mania’ Becomes Its Third No. 1 Album in a Row

Fall Out Boy’s “Mania” debuted at No. 1 with the best week of vinyl sales since last September.
The Best and Worst of the Grammys

The Best and Worst of the Grammys

The Grammys performance by Kesha, center, backed by a chorus of women in white, was a potent #MeToo moment.
Grammys Briefing: Bruno Mars Sweeps Top Prizes at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Grammys Briefing: Bruno Mars Sweeps Top Prizes at the 2018 Grammy Awards

Bruno Mars accepting the Grammy Award for song of the year.
The Grammy Gems You Won’t Hear on ‘Music’s Biggest Night’

The Grammy Gems You Won’t Hear on ‘Music’s Biggest Night’

The Pittsburgh band Code Orange is nominated for best metal performance, a category that is not often televised at the Grammy Awards.
Playlist: The Playlist: Drake Preps for a Return, and 12 More New Songs

Playlist: The Playlist: Drake Preps for a Return, and 12 More New Songs

Drake surprise-released two new songs, “God’s Plan” and “Diplomatic Immunity.”
Jane Birkin on Love, Life and Serge Gainsbourg’s Classical Roots

Jane Birkin on Love, Life and Serge Gainsbourg’s Classical Roots

Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin in 1968 on the set of “La Piscine,” directed by Jacques Deray, in St. Tropez.
Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

Last weekend at the women’s march in New York, Halsey delivered a speech about surviving harassment and abuse. Whether the #MeToo movement will make a splash at the Grammys, however, is unclear.
Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

Will the Grammys Have a #MeToo Moment?

Last weekend at the women’s march in New York, Halsey delivered a speech about surviving harassment and abuse. Whether the #MeToo movement will make a splash at the Grammys, however, is unclear.
Meet the Stereotypes, the Guys Who Help Give Bruno Mars His Bounce

Meet the Stereotypes, the Guys Who Help Give Bruno Mars His Bounce

The Stereotypes, nominated for three Grammys for their work on Bruno Mars’s “24K Magic,” from left: Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, Jonathan Yip and Ray Charles McCullough II (known as Charm).
How Producer Blake Mills Coaxes Musicians Into Pushing the Envelope

How Producer Blake Mills Coaxes Musicians Into Pushing the Envelope

Blake Mills, the producer behind John Legend’s “Darkness and Light,” doesn’t chase trends: “The goal is always to make this better than all the other records the artist has done.”