| Jan 2, 2015
| 5:10 PM
Vernon Area Public Library District patrons wanted to get ahead of the competition in 2014. According to a wide range of borrowed-items statistics from the library, patrons were reading about, viewing and playing strategies for business, combat and the...
| Feb 11, 2015
| 7:47 AM
I felt that John Moser's review of Katy Perry's XLIX Super Bowl halftime show was spot on, particularly the writer's observation that they "finally gave up trying to make its halftime show a concert and made it unabashedly a show instead."
But there were...
| Jan 24, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars has purchased a tricked-out, two-acre estate in Studio City for $6.5 million.
Set in a gated foothill community in the Fryman Canyon area, the Mediterranean-style house was built in 2000 and takes in canyon, city and...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:31 AM
Are female fans eager to hear Katy Perry roar at the Super Bowl?
That could be the case, if data from online ticket seller Stubhub is any indication.
Fifty-six percent of tickets for Perry concerts in 2014 were bought by females, the EBay-owned...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 8:08 AM
Grammy-winning singer Bruno Mars has spent $6.5 million for a tricked-out two-acre estate in Studio City, The Times has confirmed.
Set in a gated foothill community in the Fryman Canyon area, the Mediterranean-style house was built in 2000 and takes...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:00 PM
Renowned for years as a behind-the-scenes hitmaker, Mark Ronson clearly remembers the conversation about his potential solo career.
It was early 2008, not long after that year's Grammy Awards, where the producer shared several prizes, including record...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:00 AM
Meghan Trainor breezes past troubles on "Title," the debut album that follows her 2014 smash "All About That Bass," which spent eight weeks at No. 1 on Billboard's Hot 100. Last month it also earned Grammy nominations for record and song of the year....
| Jan 13, 2015
| 6:00 PM
Taylor Swift, Bruno Mars, Metallica, Sam Smith and Ed Sheeran are among the acts who will top the first Rock in Rio USA festival.
Set for consecutive weekends in May at a newly constructed site on the Las Vegas Strip, Rock in Rio will split its...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 12:10 PM
The best way to capture the musical essence of Mark Ronson's fourth album is to imagine each song as the theme to its own TV show. With its mellow, Stevie Wonder-blown harmonica line, for example, opener "Uptown's First Finale" could score the next...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 4:37 PM
Mark Ronson has multiple Grammy Awards and the current No. 1 song in the U.S. and U.K. Still, he had to agree when a photographer recently called him "the white guy in the Bruno Mars video."
Ronson, soft-spoken and analytical, is happy to stand just...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 5:42 AM
I can’t count all the rave reviews I have written for “The Kennedy Center Honors” over the years.
This year, though, it’s a different story.
I cannot remember being as disappointed by a production that I have looked forward...