| Jan 9, 2014
| 11:54 AM
A selection of jazz and jazz-adjacent shows that lie ahead:
Robert Hurst at the Blue Whale
A onetime member of "The Tonight Show" band who has also been a part of Diana Krall's touring group, Detroit bassist Robert Hurst has an eclectic, richly...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 2:31 PM
Those looking for evidence that commercial rock 'n' roll music as we have known it — the kind featuring an electric guitarist — is in a coma need only examine a few recent incidents for proof.
Most prominently, the major nominations for...
| 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...
| Jan 13, 2014
We could take the easy route and look ahead to the year in music with the basics: Yes, Justin Timberlake appears Feb. 16-17 at United Center and there may just be a new Adele album. But what would be the fun in that?
So without the need for "confirmed...
| 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 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...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 2:51 PM
On Jan. 1, concert promoter Goldenvoice posted a video online of a giant incandescent snail motoring its way around revelers at the 2013 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. Since then, Goldenvoice has been hinting at artists performing at its annual...