8 Boomer Superstar Hopefuls Are Ready to Compete

Eight potential Boomer Superstars are headed to AARP’s “Ideas@50″ event in San Diego next week in hope of winning $5,000 and an audition with music label 19 Recordings in the Boomer Superstar competition Sept. 5. Coming from five states, eight cities and a variety of musical backgrounds, the contestants – all over 50 – were among hundreds who submitted music videos to AARP’s Boomer Superstar contest, powered by American Idol Live! In fact, American Idol judge Randy Jackson will emcee …

Grammys for Everybody, From 15 to 50+

The Grammy telecast has become a place where musicians who might never have even met get to play together in unique combinations. This year saw Elton John singing with Ed Sheeran, and the Black Keys joining up with Dr. John and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in a nod to next week’s Mardi Gras festivities. Watch our 2013 Grammy Awards Showcase Given the assignment to watch the telecast Sunday, I wasn’t just on the “old people watch” (There’s Chick Corea! …

Who is Esperanza Spalding?

That wailing you hear? That’s probably your grandchild. See, Justin Bieber was up for Best New Artist at Sunday night’s Grammys and he lost – to a jazz artist named Esperanza Spalding. I’m sure she thinks Justin was ROBBED. But more importantly: Esperanza who?

GRAMMY Countdown!

Well, have you got your GRAMMY party lined up yet? I hope so, because the 52nd Annual GRAMMY Awards are taking place this Sunday, January 31st at 8 p.m. EST on CBS. And this year, the savvy Academy voters did a great job recognizing music’s best talent – and sure didn’t leave the rockin’ to the kids! In the category of “Best Solo Rock Vocal Performance,” all the nominees are over 50! And the nominees are…Prince (51), John Fogerty (65), …