Maurice White, the founder of R&B funk band Earth, Wind & Fire, died in Los Angeles at age 74, a band spokesman said. White died at his home on Wednesday night from natural causes, publicist Mark Young said. White had been battling Parkinson’s disease since 1994. “My brother, hero and best friend Maurice White passed… Read More

Amanda Palmer has never let a lack of prep time stop her from doing her thing. During Vancouver’s inaugural TED conference two years ago, she mounted a pay-what-you-can, off-site concert with two days’ notice, a lineup she secured in part by trolling the TED hallways and a stage manager who volunteered over Twitter about 24… Read More

The problem with this year’s Juno Awards isn’t just that too few women were nominated. It’s that unit sales remain a significant – and sometimes the significant – factor in eight of their most important award categories, from album of the year to breakthrough artist of the year. McDonald’s and Harvey’s don’t make our best… Read More