Tina Benitez-Eves


Tina Benitez-Eves

Tina began covering music professionally in the ’90s as a reporter for the Village Voice in New York. A journalist for more than two decades, she has worked as staff editor and freelance writer covering entertainment, art, pop culture, food, wine, spirits, health, travel and more. Throughout it all, music has always been a constant in her life… and work. Her words have appeared in Billboard, Men’s Journal, Wine Spectator, and other local and national newspapers, magazines, and online publications. Based in New York City, Tina is currently working on her first book and can be found at @tbeves on Instagram.​

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Stax Records Co-Founder Jim Stewart Dies at 92

Jim Stewart, co-founder of Stax Records, died on Monday (Dec. 5). He was 92. The news of Stewart’s death was confirmed by the Stax Museum of American Soul Music.  “We are deeply saddened to announce the death of Stax Records founder Jim Stewart,” read a statement on the Stax Records’ social media pages. “Mr. Stewart More

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Watch: Neil Diamond Gives Surprise Performance During Opening of Broadway Show ‘A Beautiful Noise’

Theatergoers attending the opening night of the Broadway musical A Beautiful Noise, The Neil Diamond Musical at the Broadhurst Theatre on Dec. 4 got a big surprise when Neil Diamond took the mic to perform his 1969 hit “Sweet Caroline.” Prior to his performance, Diamond walked the red carpet with his wife Katie McNeil, and received a standing More

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Shane MacGowan

The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan Hospitalized

Shane MacGowan of The Pogues has been hospitalized, following recent health issues over the past several years. “Please send prayers and healing vibes,” wrote MacGowan’s wife Victoria May Clarke in a Twitter post on Dec. 5. “[Shane MacGowan] in hospital again and really hoping to get out asap.” Clarke elaborated on her husband’s condition saying More

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Top 10 Songs by Melissa Etheridge

When Melissa Etheridge hit the scene with her self-titled debut in 1988, the project was an underground success. Soon the industry took notice, as the album peaked at No. 22 on the Billboard 200 and earned the singer a Grammy nomination for her debut single “Bring Me Water.” By the time Etheridge released her third More

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Aerosmith Cancels Second Vegas Show Due to Steven Tyler’s Health

Aerosmith has been forced to cancel a second show of their Las Vegas residency as frontman Steven Tyler recovers from an undisclosed illness.  “It is with great disappointment that we are forced to cancel tonight’s show in Las Vegas due to Steven feeling unwell and unable to perform,” Aerosmith posted on Dec. 2, prior to More

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Public Enemy

Behind the Band Name: Public Enemy

The origins of Public Enemy are rooted in the United States Constitution of 1789. “The United States Constitution once considered black people to be three-fifths of a human being,” said founding member Chuck D. “If this is a public document, obviously we must be the enemy, so that’s where the name Public Enemy came from.” More

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Ozzy Osbourne Celebrated with Mural in His Hometown of Birmingham

On Dec. 2, the day of his 74th birthday, a special mural of Ozzy Osbourne appeared in the center of his hometown of Birmingham, England. Painted for 15 hours over three days by artist Robbie Jeffcott, the mural of Osbourne is located in Custard Factory in central Birmingham, a creative and business complex featuring cafes, bars, More

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