| May 14, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Dolly Parton was a fireball of energy when she called for a quick chat about her new album, "Blue Smoke," and the companion tour that took her to Australia in February and that will take her across Europe this summer, with some U.S. dates along the way....
| May 26, 2014
| 10:26 AM
Saturday in Los Angeles, "The Middleman" lived again. For the space of an hour and change, the late 2008 ABC Family television series about a pair of non-superhuman heroes protecting the world from a smorgasbord of aliens, monsters, mythological creatures...
| May 28, 2014
| 10:23 AM
It's been 35 years since the release of the Charlie Daniels Band's anthemic "The Devil Went Down to Georgia."
The rousing country classic, which chronicles the Devil's attempt to steal a young fiddler's soul, hit the top of the Hot Country Singles...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Over the last decade, Neil Young has presented an overwhelming volume of studio albums, concert films, archival live recordings, free-form improvised guitar excursions, charity fundraisers, books, rants against modern sound-compression technology, boxed...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Classic rocker Dave Mason playing a concert of tunes from Traffic, the 1960s and ‘70s rock band with which he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2004, sounds like a good idea. And perhaps it......
| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock's "Seven Deadly Sins," which offers an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin, has received a series order from Showtime.
Hosted by Spurlock, the project will explore each of the seven deadly sins, one...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The Grammy Museum and the Americana Music Assn. have formed a partnership that’s expected to bring more artists and their music to the downtown Los Angeles museum.
The first shows under the new arrangement will be singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:18 PM
For its latest single, “Baby I’m Crying,” L.A. indie pop band Best Coast has taken an unconventional path on a couple of fronts: It’s a filmed-live-in-the-studio performance to capture the binaural 3-D recording process used on the...
| Apr 2, 2014
Re "An over-educated nanny's lament," Opinion, March 30
Emily Koss' Op-Ed article lamenting her predicament about being an over-educated nanny demonstrates that she is not taking responsibility for the choices she has made. As a university professor and...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The Blue Water Music Festival, hosted by Rick Conkey and his nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth, returned to Laguna Beach last weekend at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds under the shade of the tall eucalyptus grove. The two-day event featured a variety...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:15 PM
I had never seen anything quite like it, and it grew on me slowly. But I can’t stop thinking about, and humming snippets from, La Mirada Theatre’s revival of “Floyd Collins,” the odd, haunting musical about the Kentucky cave...