| Feb 2, 2015
| 6:29 AM
Every year since 1998, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences has handed out a Grammy Award for the Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical.
It's a clunky title, especially since the practice — taking music that was previously...
| Apr 3, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Frank Sinatra, a singer from Hoboken, N.J., is the subject of "Sinatra: All or Nothing at All," a four-hour documentary airing in two parts Sunday and Monday on HBO. Fair enough.
Among the ranks of male pop singers of the mid-20th century, Sinatra was...
| 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...
| 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'...