| Aug 13, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Neither the music nor the presentation of Annie Lennox’s forthcoming standards album “Nostalgia” carried a whiff of business-as-usual during a listening session Tuesday night in Hollywood.
First was the location. The album will be...
| Aug 16, 2014
| 12:00 PM
John Van Hamersveld designed the famous album jacket for the Rolling Stones' "Exile on Main St." Forty-two years later, he's embedded on Main Street.
Main Street in Huntington Beach, that is.
Last month, the Southern California graphic artist was...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
Jim Otto can't quite recall how the ragged LP cover arrived at his shop, but he surmises it came the same way as many others — in a box full of other records, left by an owner who needed a quick way to part with them.
For half a decade, it's...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The Times asked its reporters and critics to highlight figures in entertainment and the arts who will be making news in 2014. Here’s who they picked:
Kelela | Singer-songwriter
With its spacey textures and shape-shifting grooves, Beyoncé's self-...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 7:02 PM
New state geological maps released Wednesday show several major developments planned in Hollywood are much closer to an active earthquake fault than Los Angeles city officials initially said.
The maps chart the course of the Hollywood fault, which...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 11:52 AM
Sonny Spectrum and his band still haven't played a live gig together. The singer-songwriter plans to round up his studio crew for a performance at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa, and given everyone's schedule, they may not even have time to rehearse before...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Do you like Beck? Do you like vinyl records? Do you like the idea of watching a guy press Beck's latest music onto a vinyl record?
If so, Beck has got the video for you.
The L.A.-based singer and songwriter on Friday posted a clip on his website...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| May 1, 2014
| 9:44 AM
Los Angeles’ interim head of the Department of Building and Safety was given the permanent job Wednesday after a 13-0 City Council confirmation vote.
The move elevates Raymond Chan, a longtime veteran of the Department of Building and Safety. Chan...
| Apr 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Guitarist Dave Navarro of Jane's Addiction and "Ink Master" fame has put his Hollywood loft up for sale at $899,000.
The 1,570-square-foot unit features black glass-beaded wallpaper in the entry, 15-foot ceilings, blackout curtains and views of the...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 10:00 PM
Old news: The popularity of One Direction. Actual news: The exploding success of 5 Seconds of Summer, the quartet of Australian teenagers who will open for 1D during two late-August shows at Soldier Field and sold out their entire North American...