| Mar 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The gig: Veteran digital media executive Anthony Bay took over in December as chief executive of Rdio, a streaming music service created by Janis Friis, the co-founder of the Internet phone application Skype (and the file-sharing service Kazaa). Rdio...
| Mar 14, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Concert season kickoff in Los Angeles this year boasts a few rare sightings, the most notable of which is New York singer and pianist Billy Joel, who arrives for the first concert of his classics here in years.
Joel's been doing these sorts of shows...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Grammy-award winning Janelle MonŠe is known for her fierce style replete with dapper tuxedos (what she's called her "uniform"); angelic face haloed by a naturally textured, chic updo; and music that explodes with uplifting, radical self-acceptance and...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 1:39 PM
“The X Factor’s” Season†3 ratings may be gasping for air (and its previous winners nowhere to be seen or heard), but a few finalists from the struggling franchise are continuing to make post-show noise.
Emblem3, the young pop, ska...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 3:40 PM
As fans await the movie version of "Fifty Shades of Grey," which is expected to hit screens Valentine's Day 2015, there's another, less serious dramatization aiming to satisfy devotees of E.L. James' bestselling novels.
"50 Shades! The Musical" is a...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 11:45 AM
After numerous woes forced Kanye West to shift the itinerary of his Yeezus tour, the elaborate production is back on track, a rep for the rapper announced Wednesday.
West will resume his tour on Nov. 16 in Philadelphia.
Last week, West moved his Nov....
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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Whether Grammy voters will recognize it or not, it's been a curious and transitional year for popular music. A few of its brightest new stars, 17-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, country...
| Dec 7, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The Grammy Awards may be "music's biggest night," to quote the Recording Academy's dogged branding effort, but they no longer represent its center.
You got a firm sense of how haphazard the awards can seem, particularly as the record industry...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:36 PM
South Florida rap icon Rick Ross has announced an eight-city tour in support of his imminent “Mastermind” album, including a Nov. 23 stop at the James L. Knight Center in Miami. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at AXS.com.
†The tour will...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:58 PM
When Kobe Bryant announced his campaign to help eliminate homelessness in Los Angeles, he inspired many to contribute.
Lakers fan Romina Rosas of Montclair was moved to donate money through Prizeo's "Win a Night Out in L.A. with Kobe Bryant."
| Aug 19, 2013
| 6:20 AM
Kobe Bryant was a popular topic last week, opening up to Jimmy Kimmel for an hour of conversation on Thursday in front of a packed house at Nokia Theatre.
The Lakers All-Star guard told Kimmel he isn't sure if he'll play on opening night (Oct. 29),...