| Apr 7, 2015
| 6:16 PM
Stan Freberg, an influential master of the lampoon who channeled his off-the-wall sensibility into groundbreaking radio shows, comedy albums and hundreds of humorous television commercials for products such as chow mein and prunes, died of natural...
| Apr 10, 2015
| 12:05 PM
Stan Freberg, a great man of comedy and of commercials, died Tuesday at the age of 88. His career ranged wide, from cartoon voice-overs and puppetry to satirical hit records and radio series to Clio-winning ad campaigns. Yet it all seems very much of a...
| Mar 29, 2015
| 5:06 AM
Singer Mary Lambert says her goal has always been to “impact as many people as possible,” though she believed it might be as a teacher, for which she got a college degree, or a politician.
Instead, while Lambert was working as a bartender in...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 6:00 AM
With nods to the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Steve Martin, the latest selections to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry have a decidedly California slant.
Each year the institution surveys more than...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 2:03 PM
Ten Years Ago
A small band of residents angered by the estimated costs to install sewers in their Flintridge neighborhoods held a demonstration in front of City Hall. Carrying handmade signs and waving them at passing motorists, the four-member group...
| Mar 19, 2015
| 8:44 PM
Los Angeles building officials on Thursday ordered a real estate developer to remove tenants from a 22-story apartment building in Hollywood, the latest piece of bad news to befall the recently opened project amid a long-running court battle.
| Mar 20, 2015
| 9:38 AM
Neil Diamond does Neil Diamond. It's that simple.
Production duties for "Home Before Dark," the singer-songwriter's 2008 album, were handled by Rick Rubin, a producer known for getting artists to strip way back or explore new genres. For "Melody Road,"...
| Mar 14, 2015
| 4:30 AM
Singer-songwriter John Hiatt was onstage several years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica when he paused to introduce a new song to the audience.
"The trick with a new song," said Hiatt, a songwriting veteran whose work has been recorded by Bob...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 4:49 PM
Brian Wilson's forthcoming studio album, "No Pier Pressure," features the Beach Boys creative leader collaborating with several guest musicians, including Blondie Chaplin, the South African guitarist and singer who briefly was a member of the Beach...
| Feb 24, 2015
| 9:45 AM
The members of Los Angeles band Best Coast love California so much they embedded that devotion into the group's moniker. The team of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno has expressed that spirit through catchy, aggressive ditties such as “Favorite...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 3:43 PM
The big-ticket traveling production at the Rose Bowl was called Air + Style, presented by its majority owner, Olympic-medalist/superstar-snowboarder Shaun White. Saturday's inaugural day opened as gracefully as White flying and spinning through the air...