| 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 18, 2014
| 8:01 PM
Take a familiar, happily-ever-after fairy tale, throw in slapstick, topical humor, pop songs, ample buffoonery, audience participation throughout and a guy in a dress and you’ve got “Sleeping Beauty and Her Winter Knight,” a dandy...
| 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...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:36 PM
Until his death from cancer in April, Howard Matz directed Andrew High School's annual variety show for 22 years.
It's a Las Vegas-style production held in January to benefit the school's booster club: bright lights, glitz and glamour, one song and...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 3:04 PM
Name of the restaurant: Spaghettini and the Dave Koz Lounge.
Concept: A Beverly Hills outlet of the famous Seal Beach spot, serving Italian-skewed California food, which translates to house-made pasta with seafood, tuna tartare, steaks and more by...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 9:11 PM
Never underestimate the power of the country vote on “The Voice.” In what may be considered an upset victory, Craig Wayne Boyd carried off the Season 7 crown on Tuesday night’s finale results show.
If Boyd’s big win didn’t...
| Dec 16, 2014
| 10:00 AM
It’s finale week on “The Voice.” The Season 7 finalists — Matt McAndrew, Chris Jamison and “wild-card” pick Damien, all from Team Adam, and Craig Wayne Boyd, from Team Blake — took the stage Monday to make a final...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 9:09 AM
“The Voice” does like to dangle contestants over the edge of elimination only to snatch them back to safety -- what with the coach steals, Twitter instant saves and all. Each of those was a “dramatic new twist” from seasons past...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 8:16 AM
May the best good-looking man with killer pipes win.
Five super-talented, easy-on-the-eyes guys took the stage – twice – in “The Voice” semifinals on Monday night. (Well, six if you count coach Blake Shelton, who kicked off...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 9:10 PM
WASHINGTON — Tom Hanks was lauded as America's "favorite son" — and one of the greatest of cinema's stars — at a star-spangled Kennedy Center Honors gala on Sunday.
Hanks was honored with four other legends: singer-songwriter Sting,...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:00 AM
In her hit single "Break the Rules," Charli XCX makes one thing clear: "I don't wanna go to school!" she insists over a propulsive synth-pop groove.
Yet on a recent evening, school was precisely where the young British singer found herself. Charli XCX...