| Oct 10, 2012
It isn't always possible to meet your favorite star. In Los Angeles, you often settle for your star's star instead.
When you want to celebrate, when you want to mourn, you commune with your idol's brass and terrazzo stand-in.
The lucky stars are there...
| May 5, 2012
| 9:52 PM
Touring together for the first time in more than two decades, the reunited members of the Beach Boys will catch a new wave into Orange County.
The Beach Boys' 50th Anniversary Tour kicked off last month to enthusiastic crowds. As part of their tour of...
| May 7, 2012
Robert Miles Parker, a free-spirited artist who sparked an architectural preservation movement in San Diego and translated the personalities of Los Angeles and New York into distinctive pen-and-ink drawings of their buildings, has died. He was 72.
| Jul 5, 2012
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The concert documentary “Katy Perry: Part of Me” may appear fascinating to anyone who did not realize that pop stars sometimes don’t wear makeup and that people experiencing relationship problems sometimes cry. It may...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 12:25 PM
Backstage at the Kiss Country Chili Cookoff Jan. 29, Chris Cagle is the epitome of the small town southern man. Dressed in Wrangler jeans, a black T-shirt and a cap from his new record label, Bigger Picture Group, Cagle sings a soulful set of country...
| Feb 5, 2012
In one of the more talked-about transactions in town, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their Malibu beach house to daytime host and comedian Ellen De Generes for $12 million.
The 4,088-square-foot house, built in 1962, features walls of...
| Feb 5, 2012
Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...
| Sep 19, 2012
| 1:37 PM
Trash juggernaut "Fifty Shades of Grey" continues to rake in the dough, and not just through book sales. The classical-music album that was spawned from the racy bestselling trilogy of novels has taken the No. 1 spot this week on the Nielsen Soundscan...
| Sep 21, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Regulators in the U.S. and Europe on Friday approved Universal Music Group’s $1.9 billion acquisition of the music division of EMI Group Ltd., giving the Los Angeles-based music company control of the Beatles music catalogue and the iconic Abbey...
| Feb 24, 2012
Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams.
"I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
| Aug 21, 2012
Scott McKenzie, whose 1967 hit single "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" captured the spirit of the '60s flower-power movement and became a generational touchstone, has died. He was 73.
McKenzie died Saturday at his home in Silver...