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360 deal

360 deal  n.— «This was the year of the so-called “360 deal,” what some are calling the wave of the future in which companies like concert promoter Live Nation cut $100-million plus deals with longtime major-label superstars...

divabetic

divabetic  n.— «When Patti LaBelle declared at a Luther Vandross tribute concert, “Diabetes doesn’t control me, I control it,” Mr. Vandross” assistant, Max Szadek, coined “divabetic.” That was more than two...

lofter

lofter  n.— «In recent years, Capone’s target demographic of business casual-clad office workers has begun to shift thanks to the residential movement that has brought “lofters,” as she called them, to the Square. Last winter, Capone...

ATM

ATM  adj.— «As they say in the barrio, this concert was A.T.M., totally awesome, so memorable that El Paso is asking promoters for a repeat performance.» —“The Plaza’s a fine place for legends” by Ramón Rentería El...

burping bedpost

burping bedpost  n.— «“The bassoon is one of the unsung heroes of the orchestra,” said Stanbery, who is also a bassoon player. “It’s sometimes called “a burping bedpost,” but we prefer to refer to it as the ‘king of...

Dad

Dad  n.— «Highlights were as plentiful as notes he extracted from his acoustic guitar. “Dad’s Gonna Kill Me” struck a nerve, especially when he explained that “Dad” was shorthand for Baghdad the same way “Nam” was short for Vietnam...