| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:04 AM
Like a fisherman casting a lure, Beck on Sunday night offered a lesson in how to draw a tired, coming-down crowd and muster one more burst of adrenalin.
Moving through the quick-tempoed party jams before going deep with songs from his new album, ...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Sunday marks the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' official United States debut, when they first appeared on the Ed Sullivan Show — the country's most watched television program — and lit a generation on fire. By the end of 1964, John Lennon,...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Is the Academy's music branch growing up? This year's crop of original-score nominees embraces not only traditional orchestral scores by veteran composers but also a hybrid score that stretches the definition of "music" into sound-design territory and...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 7:50 AM
Baltimore electro-maestro Dan Deacon will open for Arcade Fire, the Grammy-winning indie rock act from Montreal, on select dates of the band's Reflektor Tour, according to a press release and Deacon's Twitter account.
The dates are in March, and the...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 12:17 PM
Mere days after police detained them in Sochi, Russia, Nadya Tolokonnikova, Masha Alyokhina and other members of Pussy Riot were attacked by whip-wielding Cossacks in the same city on Wednesday, according to reports.
According to the Guardian and...
| Feb 23, 2014
For a kid from Piqua, Ohio, Terri Hemmert was surprisingly unimpressed when she moved to the Chicago area to attend Elmhurst College in the late '60s. She saw Chicago as a bigger Dayton, Ohio.
"Then I discovered all that it had to offer: the music,...
| Feb 21, 2014
| 11:01 AM
All hail the new monarch? On Friday, Lily Allen announced on "The Graham Norton Show" that she was going for broke and naming her next album "Sheezus." (You know, like the Kanye album? Get it? GET IT?) Instead of rolling our eyes and calling this the...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Academy got it right with its first-ever Oscar concert featuring live performances of this year's nominated musical scores and songs.
Thursday's show at UCLA's Royce Hall was a textbook model of how film music should be presented in concert: single-...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:30 AM
At precisely 10:46 p.m. Sunday -- after the Oscar-hand-out action inside the Dolby Theater was receding in the cultural rear-view mirror with every witticism of Ellen DeGeneres -- and the Academy Awards after-party festivities were in full swing on the...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:50 PM
Alfonso Cuarón's sci-fi thriller "Gravity" and Spike Jonze's offbeat love story "Her" tied for best film honors from the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. It was one of three ties in major categories.
The organization's lead actress honors were shared by...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. has announced its first wave of winners, with more selections to be announced Sunday afternoon.
Lupita Nyong'o received supporting actress honors for "12 Years a Slave," in which she played the abused plantation...