| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
“Begin Again” co-stars Keira Knightley and Adam Levine, but please do not run away. I don’t like them either. But that kind of bias is a dumb reason to miss out on a good movie.
Formerly going by the far worse name of...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 9:40 AM
"Begin Again" is an insistent puppy of a movie, just about willing you to like it. And while it has appeal — you'd have to be a troll to resist it completely — you may end up wanting to enjoy it more than its qualities will allow.
| May 13, 2014
| 9:41 AM
It's down to the top 5 on "The Voice," and two will go home this week ahead of next week's finals. All the remaining singers deserve not only to have made it this far in the competition but also to carve out real careers and make names for themselves in...
| May 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A star-studded crowd of musicians and scribes flocked to the Beverly Wilshire Tuesday night to celebrate legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Nicks at the 62nd annual BMI Pop Awards.
Adam Levine, Shakira, Sheryl Crow, Lady Antebellum and Vanessa Carlton...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:09 PM
Orlando singer Sisaundra Lewis electrified Monday's edition of "The Voice."
Did you have any doubt she would advance to next week?
Put that doubt aside. Lewis is one of the Top 8 on the NBC singing contest.
"Sisaundra Lewis lives to sing another...
| May 17, 2014
| 6:35 AM
As the TV season ends, a reality bonanza unfolds. Who will the winners be?
"American Idol" has dominated the conversation for years, but this year CBS will throw "Survivor" at "Idol" on the season’s final night.
"Survivor" delivers a two-hour...
| May 5, 2014
| 7:12 PM
"The Voice" bills Orlando singer Sisaundra Lewis as "the Powerhouse."
She delivered such vocal electricity Monday night that a mammoth production number and busy light show couldn't overwhelm her. She opened the show with a terrific version of "River...
| May 8, 2014
| 4:52 AM
In going blond this week, Adam Levine illustrated the central problem with "The Voice." The NBC singing contest is, and has always been, more about the big-name coaches than the unknown singers struggling to win.
Levine's new hair shade made more of...
| May 18, 2014
| 1:26 PM
"Here's a song I wrote when I was working at Wilshire and Western," Billy Joel said Saturday during his first ever performance at the Hollywood Bowl, introducing "Piano Man" from 1973. The detail no doubt came as a surprise to many who consider Joel an...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:03 AM
Who will win "The Voice" this season? Will it be sweet, self-effacing down-home country guy Jake Worthington, of Team Blake? Or soul-singing family man Josh Kaufman, of Team Usher, whose supple voice seems to combine satin and gravel? Or will Team Adam'...
| May 14, 2014
| 6:56 AM
"The Voice" results show on Tuesday night featured a flurry of performances — by Rascal Flatts as well as Season 5 finalists Jacquie Lee and Will Champlin and winner Tessanne Chin. It also told us which three singers in this season's top five...