Days of Summer



Monday, August 25: Still haven't made the time to see Spring Awakening? We're concerned. If the fact that the Broadway musical has won eight Tony awards and its plot line careens from one taboo topic to the next (it's so racy that the Spring Awakening website features a section devoted to helping parents discuss the play's content with their impressionable offspring) hasn't inspired you to secure yourself a seat yet, try this: Increasingly hot young Weeds star Hunter Parrish just joined the cast on August 18. Check out this clip of him dishing on his Broadway debut and practicing with his new playmates (the boy can sing!). Now are you ready for a little theater? We thought so.

Tuesday, August 26: Rather than ride on big sis Beyonc's bombastic R&B coattails, Solange (a.k.a. Solange Knowles, above) waxes nostalgic on her new album, SoL-AngeL and the Hadley St. Dreams (out today on Geffen). Enlisting coveted producers like Mark Ronson and the Neptunes, the doo-wop'obsessed singer has created a soulful collection of sparkling Motown toe-tappers (like the summer hit 'I Decided') and spacey disco grooves. Go see the videos for 'I Decided' and "Sandcastle Disco" if you don't believe us.