| May 27, 2015
| 3:16 PM
Jazz pianist Don Scaletta was an artist, not an entertainer.
To watch him live was to see such a distinction. In a deep voice, Scaletta set up his 20-piece jazz band's next song, then fell into the role of conductor, disappearing into the music —...
| Jun 1, 2015
| 7:32 AM
Hollywood loves to destroy Los Angeles — whether it's earthquakes, floods, aliens, nuclear holocaust or climate change. "San Andreas" is the latest L.A. disaster film. It look in $52 million at the box office. Here are some others:
| May 29, 2015
Thousands of jazz enthusiasts are expected to stake out spots and lounge under the sun at the annual Hyatt Regency Newport Beach Jazz Festival this weekend.
The three-day outdoor music celebration will bring family, friends and mainstream jazz artists...
| May 16, 2015
| 2:40 PM
More than 100 people were evacuated from their homes and businesses in Hollywood on Saturday afternoon after a gas line ruptured, authorities said.
The leak was reported about noon in the 1700 block of North Cahuenga Boulevard, near the 101 Freeway,...
| May 8, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Anyone eager to see Best Coast over the last few months would have done well to look somewhere small.
In February, days after revealing that it had completed an album, the Los Angeles-based guitar-pop band played at a number of cozy spots around...
| May 4, 2015
| 3:17 PM
Dave Goldberg, a 47-year-old Silicon Valley executive who died suddenly last Friday, collapsed while exercising on vacation at a Mexican resort, people close to the family said in a statement Monday.
Efforts to revive Goldberg, who was the husband of...
| Apr 28, 2015
| 4:30 AM
"Man, I am burned," Dwight Yoakam said as he poured coffee from a silver 7-Eleven thermos. "My throat — it's just trashed."
Bleary eyes fixed on a small monitor, the veteran Los Angeles-based country singer was sitting in an office on Hollywood...
| Apr 11, 2015
| 6:14 PM
Worried they could be kicked out of their homes, tenants of a new Hollywood high-rise at the center of a legal battle spoke out for the first time Saturday.
“It’s been a nightmare,” said Melanie Culvey, who moved into the 22-story...
| 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 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,"...