Jennifer Lopez

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2014

    The 10 Best World Cup Songs of All-Time

    After four years of waiting, the world's biggest soccer party kicks off on June 12. Usually most parties consist of good music. This year's official World Cup song, "We Are One," performed by Pitbull, Jennifer Lopez and Brazilian singer Claudia Leitte, is terrible. Yes, the music gets catchy after y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2014

    Moonbather: "We're the Golden Age of Music as Far as Fun is Concerned"

    Caleb Campbell, guitarist and one half of jangly electronic duo Moonbather, props himself in the iron patio furniture outside of a café on West Eight St. in the center of the Bishop Arts District, outlining in detail an innovative way to easily package dispensable peanut butter and jelly. Much in t ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2014
  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    The Adventure Club Helped Me Find My Taste in Music

    Editor: This year, we're celebrating the 25th Dallas Observer Music Awards. Our coverage will include recollections from last quarter century of North Texas music. Here, our Clubs Editor remembers the radio show that's won more DOMAs than any other. When I was growing up, radio had so much power. I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2013

    Earth, Wind and Fire's Verdine White on Marriage, Legacy and Playing for Barack Obama

    Earth, Wind and Fire are one of those legendary bands that are beyond genre identification. Throughout the 70's, 80's and 90's, the band's mixture of R&B, soul, jazz, rock, funk, disco and gospel challenged radio programmers and sold over 90 million albums. From a tour stop in Los Angeles and in an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    The 10 Best Jukeboxes in Dallas

    Jukeboxes serve a simple yet critical role in bars everywhere. They can help you cope after a breakup, relax you after a long day of work, remind you of what you love most or fire you up and give you something to dance to. A jukebox used to be the imprint of a bar's spirit, hosting a select set of ... More >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Dear Internet: All The Snickering About Madonna's Age Is Getting Real Old

    This week Madonna's 12th studio album and dive into the deep end of the EDM pool, MDNA, came out. I didn't like it very much. But what I like even less is the sexism-tinged age-baiting that the record seems to be inspiring in so many critics. Forbes was likely the worst offender of the bunch, going ... More >>

  • News

    February 23, 2012
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    February 6, 2012

    Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials Starring Food

    This year, like most years, the multi-million-dollar-slinging advertising competition known as the Super Bowl was largely dominated by those in the motor vehicle category. But if you were paying close attention, somewhere between the David Beckham ogling, flipping back and forth from the Super Bowl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2012

    The Problem With... Train's "Drive By"

    When reviewing previous Train songs in my column, I imagined lead singer Pat Monahan as one of those guitar-playing guys on college campuses who hasn't grown out of it. A few years later, I'm starting to understand Train's target demographic might be the women who were captivated by these jerks when ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2011

    In Defense of... Kelly Rowland's "Motivation (feat. Lil Wayne)"

    I sympathize with Kelly Rowland, I really do. It must suck being constantly overshadowed by your former Destiny's Child groupmate Beyoncé. Really: If Rowland cured cancer tomorrow, the story would probably be buried under another one about Beyoncé's breakfast.

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2011

    Idol Rich: Can Tim Halperin Make the Top 12?

    ​During last night's showing of the Top 12 gents, it bame abundantly clear: This competition is unbelievably tough. And it's not just because there's a great deal of talent on this season of American Idol. Rather, it's because the judges and the show have included some niche performers who, in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Ines Sainz: Nice Booty. Nicer Person.

    ​Super Bowl XLV's Media Center Radio Row over at the Sheraton was starting to die down last night when in walked a familiar face. And, I admit, an even more familiar caboose. Ines Sainz is the award-winning reporter for Mexico City's TV Azteca. You remember her from the flap with the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2010

    Top 100 Most Annoying Summer Songs

    Shut up, Jimmy Buffett.​You know what really gives us the summertime blues? "Summertime Blues," not to mention other maddening summer hits like "All I Wanna Do," "Margaritaville" or the shotgun-in-mouth-inducing "Hot Hot Hot." It's bad enough global warming is cooking the planet like a plastic cu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2008

    Hitsville: The Year in Music, by the Numbers

    You don't need a half-wit music critic to tell you it's been a remarkable year for America, one historians will be discussing and researching for centuries to come. War, financial collapse, politics, technology: All have been dinner-table topics for many Americans. Racial barriers in 2008 were de ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2008

    The N-Word Still Alive and Well in Hip-Hop

    Eight month after the hip-hop community gave the word a funeral, it hasn't died

  • Music

    November 8, 2007
  • Summer Guide

    May 24, 2007

    Flick It

    Your guide to summer's hottest films

  • Calendar

    April 19, 2007

    Chain of Fools

    See the Queen of Soul live

  • News

    December 28, 2006

    Same Old Story

    Sequels, prequels and threequels headline Hollywood 2007

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2006

    J.R.'s Not Dead. He's Just Resting.

    I've always wanted to write a book. Maybe there's one in the making--or, rather, the unmaking--of the movie version of Dallas. God knows it'll be better than the film. When it happens. If it happens. Please, sweet baby James, don't ever let it happen. The not happening is so much better. In case you ... More >>

  • Music

    July 13, 2006

    The Beatdown

    Have your ID handy, because Peter Rauhofer's tracks are suitable for Adults Only

  • Calendar

    November 10, 2005
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    September 22, 2005
  • Music

    August 4, 2005

    Price to Payola

    Dallas radio gets caught making sweet love to Celine DIon

  • Calendar

    May 19, 2005

    Oh, My Goss

    Goss Gallery has more going for it than the George Michael buzz

  • Music

    September 16, 2004

    Oh, Olivia

    Britney, Jessica, Mariah: They learned it from watching you!

  • Calendar

    September 9, 2004

    Strung Along

    A party that's music to our ears

  • Culture

    June 24, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Culture

    June 17, 2004

    Capsule Reviews

    Our critics weigh in on local theater

  • Resolution Guide

    January 15, 2004
  • Film

    December 4, 2003

    Dance This Mess Around

    What a bad feeling--and taste--Honey leaves behind

  • Music

    July 3, 2003

    Joe Budden

    Joe Budden (Def Jam)

  • Calendar

    May 8, 2003

    Hola, It's Dora!

    Explore the possibilities with Dallas Summer Musicals

  • Calendar

    April 10, 2003

    Open Houses

    Munger Place puts out the welcome mats

  • Film

    March 6, 2003

    Phat Chance

    Steve Martin almost gets Down with Queen Latifah, but they mostly strike out

  • Film

    January 23, 2003

    A Toothy Grin

    Horror fans have good reason to smile at Darkness Falls

  • Culture

    December 26, 2002

    Fear Factor

    But just think, no one hates TV more than Trent Lott

  • Music

    May 9, 2002

    Trials and Tribu-lations

    Austin-based salsa orchestra marries ghetto funk with barrio spice

  • Music

    December 6, 2001
  • Culture

    May 24, 2001

    More Tune Than Show

    The World Goes 'Round offers up great songs in a lackluster production

  • Film

    December 14, 2000

    Mel Sells Out

    What Women Want is a better movie than this two-hour Nike advertisement

  • Culture

    June 29, 2000

    Positive reinforcement

    The Rangers and their fans continue to see the team's glass as half full

  • Music

    June 15, 2000

    Body shots

    Mariah Carey's new video is an insult to your intelligence, but it's much more than that

  • Film

    October 14, 1999

    Out of sight

    The Limey proves style can sometimes enhance the gritty substance

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    Eight is enough

    Hollywood mainstream in the slipstream: hits, misses, remakes, and blasts from the past

  • Film

    December 31, 1998

    A slightly dirty dozen

    Although many standout films were released in 1998, no one movie really stood out

  • Film

    October 1, 1998

    Workers' compensation

    A way underground film with a cast of millions!

  • Film

    May 11, 1995

    America, America

    The Perez Family and My Family chronicle the lives and dreams of immigrants

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