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Recent articles by Patrick:

10 best inauguration performances of all time, including Lady Gaga, Bruce Springsteen, Beyoncé

Lady Gaga, J.Lo and Garth Brooks were center stage at President Joe Biden's inauguration. We look back at the best inaugural performances ever. → Read More

Lady Gaga stuns with rousing national anthem at Biden inauguration

Lady Gaga gave a rousing and theatrical rendition of the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration on Wednesday. → Read More

Chadwick Boseman's widow delivers tearful tribute at Gotham Awards: 'Keep shining your light on us'

"Nomadland" and Riz Ahmed ("Sound of Metal") took top prizes at the 2021 Gotham Awards, which also paid tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman. → Read More

Grammys postpone awards show over COVID-19 concerns

The Recording Academy is now aiming to hold a new in-person ceremony in March. → Read More

20 top TV moments of 2020: From 'Jeopardy!' to 'Tiger King' and that wild election

2020 was a wild and crazy year, with a pandemic and a tumultuous election. We revisit TV's 20 top moments in a year we'd sooner forget. → Read More

Alex Trebek's final 'Jeopardy!' episodes to air next week

The final new episodes of "Jeopardy!" featuring late host Alex Trebek will premiere Jan. 4 through Jan. 8, 2021. → Read More

The 10 best songs of 2020, including Billie Eilish, The Weeknd and Cardi B

Ranking the best new songs released in 2020, from a soul-stirring Bob Dylan confessional to a glorious dancefloor anthem from Dua Lipa. → Read More

The 10 best albums of 2020, including Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Ariana Grande

USA TODAY music critic Patrick Ryan ranks his 10 favorite albums of the year, including Taylor Swift, Phoebe Bridgers and Chloe x Halle. → Read More

'Euphoria' special: Zendaya, Colman Domingo are spectacular in heartbreaking two-hander

Zendaya and Colman Domingo deliver Emmy-worthy performances in an emotional, Christmas Eve-set episode of HBO's edgy teen drama "Euphoria." → Read More

Warner Bros. releasing all 2021 movies on HBO Max the same day as theaters, including 'Dune,' 'Matrix 4'

Warner Bros. will release all of its 2021 movies on HBO Max the same day as theaters, at no extra charge to subscribers. → Read More

Beyoncé leads Grammy nominations, Dua Lipa, Roddy Ricch and Taylor Swift score big

With nine nominations, Beyoncé becomes the most-nominated female artist in Grammy history. → Read More

American Music Awards: Taylor Swift says she's 'rerecording all of my old music,' Katy Perry returns

During Sunday's American Music Awards, Taylor Swift won the top prize and Katy Perry appeared on stage for the first time since giving birth. → Read More

Wolfgang Van Halen opens up about dad's 'really rough' final days, emotional new song 'Distance'

Wolfgang Van Halen, 29, has shared a stirring new song called "Distance," dedicated to his late father, guitar legend Eddie Van Halen. → Read More

'We never know what comes tomorrow': AC/DC on overcoming loss, health struggles for new album 'Power Up'

AC/DC is reenergized and reunited on "Power Up," out Friday. The rockers talk about their improbable comeback and 40th anniversary of "Back in Black." → Read More

Ticketmaster may require vaccinations, negative COVID-19 tests when concerts return

Ticketmaster is exploring ways for fans to verify whether they've been vaccinated or tested negative for coronavirus before attending live events. → Read More

Joe Biden election victory: CNN's Van Jones breaks down in tears; Maggie Haberman, more media figures react

The wait is finally over for election results, as Joe Biden eked out a victory Saturday as president elect, besting incumbent President Donald Trump. → Read More

'If I talk too long, I'll cry': Whitney Houston's mom gets emotional during Rock Hall induction

The families of the late Whitney Houston and Notorious B.I.G. paid tribute to the music icons during the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction special. → Read More

'French Exit': Michelle Pfeiffer calls her surreal dramedy a 'top 5' role at New York Film Festival

Michelle Pfeiffer says she relished the chance to play bad in "French Exit," a surrealist dark comedy closing the New York Film Festival Saturday. → Read More

Eddie Van Halen, legendary guitarist, dies of cancer at 65

Van Halen co-founder Eddie Van Halen died Tuesday of cancer. He was 65. → Read More

'Vote this fool out of office': Public Enemy's Chuck D on Trump, new album and 'Fight the Power 2020'

Public Enemy co-founder Chuck D talks to USA TODAY about the hip-hop group's new album "What You Gonna Do When the Grid Goes Down?" out Friday. → Read More