Melissa Ruggieri, DelmarvaNow!

Melissa Ruggieri

DelmarvaNow!

Virginia, United States

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Recent:
  • DelmarvaNow!
  • Austin 360
  • USA TODAY
Past:
  • El Paso Times
  • Enquirer
  • Salina Journal
  • The Tennessean
  • Florida Times-Union
  • The Progress-Index
  • Rochester D and C
  • Messenger Post Media
  • Observer-Dispatch
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
  • and more…

Recent articles by Melissa:

Vince Neil documentary details drugs, death, debauchery and 'a lot of heart, soul and love'

Vince Neil is known as the singer for Motley Crue, but a new documentary airing this month spotlights the man behind the debauchery. Neil explains. → Read More

Beyoncé hits the dance floor with new song, 'Break My Soul,' from upcoming 'Renaissance' album

Beyoncé is back! The Queen Bey dropped her new single, "Break My Soul," a glistening dance track, late Monday. → Read More

Justin Timberlake, T.I. join Pharrell's Something in the Water festival, but serious crowd issues persist

Pharrell's Something in the Water festival boasted Justin Timberlake and a Clipse reunion for Day 2, but overcrowding remained a serious issue. → Read More

Kenny Loggins talks 'Top Gun,' the return of 'Danger Zone' and writing his new memoir

Kenny Loggins - folk-pop troubadour and '80s soundtrack czar - shares tales of working with Michael McDonald, Jim Messina in memoir, 'Still Alright.' → Read More

Paul McCartney is turning 80, so naturally we ranked his 80 best songs

Paul McCartney is turning 80 and in honor of his brilliant songwriting, we've ranked his 80 best songs. See if you agree with our list. → Read More

Pharrell Williams' Something in the Water fest brings big names, cramped crowds, disorganization

Pharrell Williams moved his festival to Washington, D.C., but despite having Usher and T.I., the first day was supremely disorganized. → Read More

The Doobie Brothers return to 50th anniversary tour in peak form with Michael McDonald

The Doobie Brothers returned to the road in peak form for the second leg of their 50th anniversary tour with Michael McDonald. → Read More

Turning 50 in 2022: Essential albums from the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Eagles worth celebrating

Who is turning 50 this year? Landmark albums from Elton John, the Rolling Stones, Stevie Wonder and the Eagles are worth revisiting. → Read More

Kendrick Lamar delivers a raw, soul-baring musical odyssey on long-awaited double album

After a five-year wait, Kendrick Lamar dropped the double album, "Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers," a musical odyssey that stays true to his intensity. → Read More

The 2022 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees are Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem and more

A slew of first-timers earned entry into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame's class of 2022, including Duran Duran, Dolly Parton, Eminem and Lionel Richie. → Read More

Earth, Wind and Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk dead at 71: 'See you on the other side, my friend'

Andrew Woolfolk, a longtime saxophonist for Earth, Wind & Fire, has died at 71. Bandmember Philip J. Bailey announced his death on Monday, April 26. → Read More

What you didn't see on TV at the Grammys: Jon Batiste opens up about his wife's cancer, Carrie Underwood in tears

Tears, joy and mutual respect were shared backstage during Sunday’s Grammy Awards. Here's what you didn't see on TV, from Carrie Underwood to SZA. → Read More

Dionne Warwick says she's still 'waiting for a response' from Nicki Minaj and Tasha Cobbs

Dionne Warwick is experiencing a career renaissance at 81. She continues to be adored on Twitter for frank assessments and soon starts a Vegas show. → Read More

Mickey Guyton charms with respectful Super Bowl 56 national anthem

Rising country star Mickey Guyton performed the national anthem at Super Bowl 56 while Jhené Aiko sang “America the Beautiful.” → Read More

Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Snoop, Dre, Kendrick Lamar prove fiery mix in Super Bowl halftime show

Dr. Dre, Mary J. Blige, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar and Eminem put hip-hop center stage at the Super Bowl 56 halftime show at SoFi Stadium. → Read More

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame 2022 nominees: Dolly Parton, Duran Duran, Eminem top varied lineup

The 2022 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nomination list includes the varied musical styles of Dolly Parton, Eminem, Duran Duran and Dionne Warwick. → Read More

Elton John tests positive for COVID-19, postpones his Dallas concerts

Elton John has tested positive for COVID-19, forcing him to reschedule at least two shows on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour. → Read More

Ronnie Spector, who rose to fame as leader of the Ronettes, dies at 78 after cancer battle

Ronnie Spector, potent voice behind Ronette's hits "Be My Baby" and "Baby I Love You," has died at the age of 78 after a brief battle with cancer. → Read More

Grammys postpone January awards show due to omicron surge

The Recording Academy will push this year's Grammys to a new date due to the surge in COVID cases. → Read More

Miley Cyrus tells fans to 'roll with the punches' after wardrobe malfunction on New Year's Eve special

Miley Cyrus experienced a wardrobe malfunction during her New Year's Eve special in Miami with Pete Davidson, but tells fans to 'roll with the punches.' → Read More