| May 29, 2014
| 3:28 PM
Nearly 20 years after declaring they’ve "got it goin' on," the Backstreet Boys are still in demand.
The boy band that graduated from teenage dreams to full-fledged adults without spiraling into obscurity (or worse) is packing arenas across the...
| May 30, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In her first exhibition at China Art Objects, Julia Dault explores a staple of children’s art projects: the “scratch-through” painting. Her beautiful abstractions fairly burst with the excitement of discovering layers of brilliant...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The sounds of music thumping and feet pounding to the beat reverberate from the mirrored studios inside a nondescript building in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. This is the home of the Millennium Dance Complex, where on any given night the figure...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
The direction of Florida Grand Opera’s production of Jules Massenet’s “Thais” is mostly the domain of choreographer-director Renaud Doucet. But the look is all Andre Barbe’s.
Famous in operatic circles for their...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:05 PM
James DeBarge, the R&B soul singer who was a member of the group DeBarge, has been arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession in South Los Angeles.
The 50-year-old former husband of Janet Jackson known for hits in the 1980s such as "All This Love"...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Many waking up to find the name "Frankie Knuckles" trending this morning may have been a little baffled, wondering whether perhaps an old-time pugilist had passed. In a sense this was true, but instead of his fists, the Chicago dance music producer...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Call it the incredible shrinking Super Bowl halftime.
In recent years, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bruce Springsteen headlined the year’s biggest nationally televised mini-concert. But Sunday we got a one-man wedding band.
| 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...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:22 AM
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since Janet Jackson was so gracious to add a memorable phrase to our collective pop culture lexicon. For your contribution "wardrobe malfunction," we thank you.
The incident during Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:52 AM
3 stars (out of 4)
Beyonce surprised even her most ardent followers a few days ago by releasing her fifth studio album, “Beyonce” (Columbia), in one giant package on iTunes. The 14 songs and 17 videos comprise a “visual album,”...