| 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.
| 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...
| 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 23, 2015
| 8:33 AM
Ask Neil Diamond why, at age 74 and after a career of more than 50 years, he's going out on a grueling world tour, and he's a bit fatalistic.
"I always have that thing that hurries me up and it says, 'Don't wait around and don't waste time because it'...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 10:50 AM
The George Harrison Memorial Tree, infamously killed by beetles, will be replanted on Feb. 25 in Griffith Park on what would have been the former Beatle’s 72nd birthday.
Chris Carter, host of the longest-running Beatles radio show “Breakfast...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 4:21 PM
One of my journalism students wrote an opinion piece lamenting the poor quality of music today when compared to 30 years ago, an unusual yet perceptive observation from someone so young. She mentioned the increasing use of Auto-Tune, a computer program...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 1:23 PM
As I noted in a recent profile of the Capitol Music Group and its president and chief executive, Steve Barnett, Capitol Records has been on a roll in the two years since it became part of the Universal Music Group following UMG’s purchase of...