| Sep 9, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Mary J. Blige has spent the last two decades blurring the lines among hip-hop, pop, R&B and even rock.
For her forthcoming album, “The London Sessions,” she’s tapping into the current British music scene.
Blige spent the summer in...
| Sep 6, 2014
| 4:00 AM
Four songs into Garth Brooks' opening-night show of his first world tour in 17 years, the country superstar screamed at about 17,500 fans packed into the sold-out Allstate Arena outside Chicago. "You came back!" he shouted, then repeated: "You came back!"...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The head of the California Geological Survey said he is willing to consider changing a preliminary map of the Hollywood earthquake fault, but needs hard data not yet provided by developers who dispute the state’s first draft.
Earlier this month, a...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:18 PM
A consultant hired by the developers of several large Hollywood projects said his studies found no evidence of an active earthquake fault underneath the properties and is asking the state to reflect that in its official regulatory maps.
| 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...
| Jun 6, 2014
The San Francisco scene spawned The Steve Miller Band and the rock band Journey, who from 1976-82 each sold more than 20 million albums and together had nearly 20 Top 10 hits, many of which still are popular nearly 40......
| Jun 4, 2014
A Broadway, movie and television star nominated for a record-breaking sixth Tony Award at this week’s ceremony will headline Kutztown University’s 2014-15 KU Presents! Performing Artists Series “See You at Schaeffer!,” it has...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
As the saying goes, you should never judge a book — or, presumably, an album — by its cover. But if any artwork of the last half-century has been eclipsed in fame by its own packaging, it's the Beatles' "Yesterday and Today." While some fans...
| Jul 24, 2014
To say that “Phineas & Ferb” creators Dan Povenmire and Jeff “Swampy” Marsh are fans of “Star Wars” is a […]...