Fake news program 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' doesn't have musical performances often, but occasionally the show brings in big-name guests like Coldplay or Bruce Springsteen to play their new music. Last night, Esperanza Spalding stopped by last night to play tracks from her latest album, 'Radio Music Society.'
Few things are as fierce a fashion accessory as hair -- just ask wig chameleon Lady Gaga, who changes her look almost daily. However, few lock styles are as beautiful and as statement-making as natural afros. T, the New York Times' magazine, dedicated a cover and a spread to the big, bold afros atop the heads of Solange Knowles (Beyonce's little sister), Grammy winner Esperanza Spaulding (the issue's cover girl), Les Nubians (a French duo), Corrine Bailey Rae (the ever-popular British songbird) and Juno Temple (an up and coming actress).
Justin Bieber fans are nothing if not, er, a loyal bunch. When the Bieb lost the Best New Artist Award at the Grammys last night -- for which he was heavily favored -- to little-known jazz bassist Esperanza Spalding, his throng of diehards attacked the musician's Wikipedia page with a venom and vigor normally reserved for those who criticize their hero.