| Aug 1, 2014
Michael Jackson made a few brilliant business decisions in his life and a lot of cruddy ones. But probably his most effective move of all — from a financial sense, anyway — was to die of a drug overdose at age 50 on June 25, 2009.
| Sep 2, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Don't think that just because Elvis Costello is joining the Los Angeles Philharmonic for two shows at the Hollywood Bowl this week that the former Angry Young Man of the British new wave movement has gone soft now that he's turned 60.
| Aug 18, 2014
| 8:15 AM
They'll be dancing in the streets of Oakland on Monday (today) toasting Berry Gordy, the man who created Motown Records in Detroit. Alameda County invites the public to celebrate Berry Gordy Day in the East Bay with an event that features the legendary...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 2:44 PM
Every year, the Summer Players from South Coast Repertory's Theater Conservatory seem to get more and more ambitious. This year's production is a sprawling, multi-ensemble version of that century-old family favorite "Peter Pan," now celebrating its...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 9:00 AM
The King lives again in "Elvis '68" at Fullerton's Maverick Theater, and jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker is saluted in “Bird Lives!” at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Plus, “Dreamgirls’ ” Jennifer Holliday and others...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:35 AM
TUCSON —Sitting on a swivel bar stool near the kitchen of her home outside Tucson, Suzy Horton Ronstadt listened to the familiar words of songwriter Jimmy Webb's pop-rock classic "MacArthur Park." Ronstadt smiled at first, then had to blink as her...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Johnny Rivers sits in a booth at the retro-themed Mel's Diner in Hollywood and marvels at the pace at which not just his career but pop music in general moved when he was getting started half a century ago.
Within a span of a few months in 1964,...
| 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...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 11:34 AM
“Sophisticated Ladies,” the celebration of composer Duke Ellington’s music now at the Stage Door Theatre in Coral Springs, sounds as good as it looks.
And that is really saying something about the music, because thanks to Peter...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles started fifth-anniversary celebration activities Monday with a gala concert, dinner and auction that added more than $500,000 to the museum’s coffers to continue supporting educational and other programs. The efforts...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:20 PM
Individual tickets for "Motown The Musical," the nationally touring jukebox show boasting the popular catalogue of Motown Records hits, will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13, Broadway in Chicago announced on Tuesday. The musical,...