Adam Grim


Aretha Franklin comes home

In an era defined by religious influence in popular music — from “Ultralight Beam” to “God’s Country” — the message of “Amazing Grace” resonates. 

Chaka Khan emerges from the abyss

“Hello Happiness” is an indecisive album, unsure whether to return to the sound of Khan’s prime or gesture in a new direction. 

Rufus Wainwright ‘poses’ at the Paramount

Rufus Wainwright's Dec. 10 performance at the Paramount Theater featured the singer-songwriter both looking back on — and perhaps relying too heavily on — his earliest material.