| Mar 31, 2014
| 2:00 PM
Freaker's Ball '14: Bobby Ray Simmons Jr., known as B.o.B., broke hip-hop stereotypes by favoring romantic songs over sexually charged ones. He grew up in Georgia, and started rapping as a teenager. At 21, his single "Nothin' on You," featuring Bruno...
| Apr 9, 2014
| 2:30 PM
For those artists who walked out of the Grammys empty-handed, they get another chance at a trophy next month at the Billboard Music Awards on May 18.
Lorde, a newcomer to the awards, and Imagine Dragons boast the most nominations with 12 each. Lorde took...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 8:00 AM
How much legwork does pop stardom require?
Next weekend Aloe Blacc will appear along with some of music's buzziest acts — OutKast, Haim, Skrillex, Lorde — at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the idyllic annual gathering near...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
He can laugh about it now, but Seven Design Works co-founder LeRoy Bennett's career as a stage designer got off to a precarious start. It was 1980 and a very exacting Prince hired Bennett to design his tour.
"I worked very hard to make that show for him,...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 4:50 PM
Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music.
Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 1:09 PM
Did you have a rough year in your fantasy football league? Well fear not, because puppies are to the rescue.
Animal Planet is spicing up its popular Puppy Bowl with special guests and new twists this year, including a first-ever fantasy draft and MVP...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 11:39 AM
Snowflakes hit the Sahara in “Aladdin and His Winter Wish,” now turning the Pasadena Playhouse into a surefire seasonal oasis. Although this second annual holiday romp from Lythgoe Family Productions (“A Snow White Christmas”) is...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:07 AM
There will likely be over one hundred million viewers watching Sunday when pop star Bruno Mars follows in the footsteps of Michael Jackson, Paul McCartney, U2 and Madonna and headlines the Super Bowl halftime show. The Super Bowl is expected to be the...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 7:43 AM
At the 56th annual Grammy Awards Jan. 26(7 p.m. on CBS) the Recording Academy again aims to reward "artistic excellence" in 82 categories. Below are foolhardy predictions on how the thousands of academy members will vote for some of the key awards, and...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:31 AM
The hat Pharrell Williams wore to the Grammy Awards is the gift that keeps on giving, earning the rapper, music producer and fashion plate bragging rights as "Hat Person of the Year," the Headwear Assn. announced Wednesday.
The handmade brown felt...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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Whether Grammy voters will recognize it or not, it's been a curious and transitional year for popular music. A few of its brightest new stars, 17-year-old New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde, country...