Beyoncé and Kanye West Tours Bring Intimacy to the Big Stage

Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour comes to MetLife Stadium this week, and Kanye West plays two nights at Madison Square Garden.

Beyoncé’s Formation World Tour comes to MetLife Stadium this week, and Kanye West plays two nights at Madison Square Garden.

The Magic Formulas Behind the Set Lists at Afropunk Fest

Performers at the event talk about what goes into their song choices: social relevance, taking risks, moving the crowd or sometimes just seizing a moment.

Performers at the event talk about what goes into their song choices: social relevance, taking risks, moving the crowd or sometimes just seizing a moment.

Singer Chris Brown Arrested After Standoff at His Los Angeles Home

The 27-year-old’s latest run-in with the police began after a woman accused him of pointing a gun at her.

The 27-year-old’s latest run-in with the police began after a woman accused him of pointing a gun at her.

Scene City: Rihanna, Drake and DJ Khaled Party After the V.M.A.’s

The night’s biggest after-parties were hosted by Republic Records, DJ Khaled and, yes, Rihanna.

The night’s biggest after-parties were hosted by Republic Records, DJ Khaled and, yes, Rihanna.

Ratings Are No Hit for MTV Video Music Awards

The Sunday broadcast for this show had a 34 percent decrease in viewership from last year’s show, though MTV did point to gains online.

The Sunday broadcast for this show had a 34 percent decrease in viewership from last year’s show, though MTV did point to gains online.

Ruby Wilson, Singer Known as Queen of Beale Street, Dies at 68

Ms. Wilson, a fixture at Memphis nightclubs, recorded 10 albums and performed with Ray Charles, B.B. King and the Four Tops, among other acts.

Ms. Wilson, a fixture at Memphis nightclubs, recorded 10 albums and performed with Ray Charles, B.B. King and the Four Tops, among other acts.

Glenn Yarbrough, Folk Singer With the Limeliters, Dies at 86

The trio met with runaway success during the 1960s folk revival. But, restless, Mr. Yarbrough quit, became a solo performer and later took to a life at sea.

The trio met with runaway success during the 1960s folk revival. But, restless, Mr. Yarbrough quit, became a solo performer and later took to a life at sea.