The backstory doesn’t overwhelm Quincy Jones’ winning Burning The Light

Quincy Jones was an aspiring L.A. stand-up comic, working the requisite barista job while at one point meeting a goal of doing 1,000 gigs in one year. He was diagnosed with terminal cancer in 2015. He’s undergoing chemotherapy and has a year to live, say doctors. A pair of comic friends (Nicole Blaine and her husband, …

We Are The World united America’s biggest pop stars to make us feel better

In We’re No. 1, The A.V. Club examines an album that went to No. 1 on the Billboard charts to get to the heart of what it means to be popular in pop music, and how that concept has changed over the years. In this installment, we cover USA For Africa’s We Are The World, which went to No. 1 on April 27, 1985, where it…