| Feb 3, 2014
| 11:44 AM
Chrysler solidified its Super Bowl tradition of enlisting entertainment heavyweights to testify to the legacy of Detroit automobile-making with Sunday’s two-minute ad featuring Bob Dylan.
At the outset, Dylan aficionados might reasonably suspect...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Johnny Cash always had his ears open to a great song regardless of where it came from. So even though he was considered a standard-bearer of traditional country music and was deeply knowledgeable about folk, gospel, blues and other roots forms, he also...
| Mar 25, 2014
| 10:15 AM
A trove of two dozen unfinished Bob Dylan songs written circa 1967 during his “Basement Tapes” period is being completed by an all-star band assembled by producer T Bone Burnett and including Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford and My Morning...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Despite a wealth of party-ready anthems on offer, it was difficult to enjoy much of anything on the Mane Stage as the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival drew to a close on Sunday.
I blame John Prine. And Michael Nesmith.
In the early 1970s,...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The most thought-provoking moment of Diana Krall's performance Saturday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came at the end, when the singer cranked up a 78 rpm disc on an old record player before leaving the stage.
As she prepared to set the needle,...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Bob Dylan's mercurial words on religion and spirituality have been examined for decades. Scholars, cultural critics and theologians have speculated with their pens, parsing the songwriter's syllables as if they were grains of sand. Entire books have...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The operator of the Church on York, a budding Highland Park music and entertainment venue, went before the Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Wednesday to argue that the space needs a liquor license and a full designation as a restaurant/bar to...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 5:05 AM
In his short life, Dylan Thomas became one of the world's first multimedia superstars through his spellbinding poetry, stage readings, and dramatic writing for the stage, screen, radio and television.
Just 39 when he died in November 1953, Thomas also...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Showtime's "Shameless" wrapped its fourth season Sunday with the show's biggest-yet finale audience and its second largest audience over the years.
According to Nielsen estimates, roughly 1.93 million viewers tuned in for the regular-slot airing of...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 4:22 AM
Steve Earle is something of a Renaissance man. Or maybe a workaholic. After nearly a year of touring with a band for his acclaimed, successful album “The Low Highway,” Earle now is working on his third book, just finished a......