| Jan 6, 2015
| 3:06 PM
OVIEDO — KISS frontman Gene Simmons came to his new Rock and Brews restaurant in Oviedo on Tuesday not as a legendary rock star in makeup but as an entrepreneur in a sports jacket.
Simmons and KISS guitarist Paul Stanley were there to visit...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:23 AM
The life and career of rock promoter Bill Graham will be explored in depth in an exhibition coming to the Skirball Cultural Center in May and running through Oct. 11.
Graham was a central figure in the evolution of rock music’s path out of clubs...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
As with all cultural revolutions, punk and hip-hop were at their most dangerous and fascinating in the beginning. It was also during the earliest moments that some of the best pictures were made of these musical movements as young artists shattered the...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 9:46 AM
UPDATED: Sure, it helped that every other network broadcast was in repeats. But the hugely entertaining "Kennedy Center Honors" was a ratings winner Tuesday night for CBS.
When classy programs score good ratings, that's a reason to celebrate. The two-...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 1:22 PM
Pioneering radio and TV host Joe Franklin, who gave breaks to the likes of Al Pacino and Bill Cosby on his variety show long before they became famous and who boasted he never missed a broadcast in decades, has died at age 88.
He died Saturday of...
| Dec 18, 2014
| 7:15 AM
She's a princess cut from marble, smoother than a storm. And she moves through town, quiet like a fight.
The low hum that begins "Yellow Flicker Beat" takes the viewer from the final shot of the transformed heroine Katniss Everdeen to the closing...
| Dec 13, 2014
| 7:42 PM
Each of us has a soundtrack to his or her life. The tracks vary through a lifetime.
A young parent's melody is the alternative cooing, crying or prattling of their new child. An athlete performs to the crowd's cheer or competition's silent focus. In the...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 11:53 AM
It was more than 50 years ago that singer Darlene Love had her biggest hit, the 1962 girl-group song “He’s a Rebel” with The Crystals, and her last hit, the 1963 holiday hit “Christmas (Baby Please Come Home).”
Yet in a...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 8:07 PM
With nearly 50 years in the music business, a half-dozen iconic 1960s hits such as "Good Lovin'" with The Young Rascals, and induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, it might seem like Felix Cavaliere has done it all.
Yet, despite playing annual...
| Dec 14, 2014
Just when you think you the state Department of Transportation couldn't inconvenience you anymore, they announce a plan to change the numbers of all the highway exits.
To be in lock step with the dumb-ass federal system used in other states,...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 1:38 PM
There’s a thin line between some of those CIA interrogation techniques and revenge killing and it looks like our spy agency crossed it more than once. In the days immediately following 9/11, the desire for revenge was palpable. I felt it, the...