| May 18, 2014
| 1:26 PM
"Here's a song I wrote when I was working at Wilshire and Western," Billy Joel said Saturday during his first ever performance at the Hollywood Bowl, introducing "Piano Man" from 1973. The detail no doubt came as a surprise to many who consider Joel an...
| May 20, 2014
| 8:30 AM
The Obama administration is expanding its Turnaround Arts program, an initiative designed to bring arts programs to failing schools in an effort to boost student achievement.
The program is a public-private partnership funded in part with $5 million from...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:22 PM
Lady Gaga got plenty of applause at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia last night, where a rowdy crowd of Little Monsters, dressed to kill in bras, wigs and short shorts, reveled in every song, word and profanity. And she reveled in the adoration....
| May 28, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Thomas Dybdahl remembers the moment he knew his new album was going to be something special.
A real-deal pop star in his native Norway, the 35-year-old singer had come to Los Angeles to do what all real-deal pop stars eventually do: experiment with...
| May 29, 2014
| 7:36 PM
The programming offered by PBS SoCaL is arguably the finest available on the airwaves. This in spite of the ever-present on-camera fundraising replacing the presence of commercial pitching. On a recent Saturday night in Costa Mesa, the cultural outreach...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:23 PM
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| Mar 29, 2014
| 9:00 AM
In 2010, Foster the People's Mark Foster lived the dream for an aspiring songwriter.
Buoyed by a light-stepping danceable beat, "Pumped Up Kicks" was electronic bubble gum pop with a dark lyrical undercurrent and a carefree tone that quickly went...
| May 30, 2014
| 2:55 PM
Father’s Day is June 15 and dad is likely so over getting a tie or new golf tees. Surprise dad with a gift he truly deserves this year. Here are our Father’s Day gift picks for 2014.
Creed Green Irish Tweed; $165-$330 at...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Just two weeks after the Beatles' landmark appearance on "The Ed Sullivan Show" in February 1964, the British group the Dave Clark Five — the Beatles' biggest rivals in the U.S. — had its own remarkable debut on the hugely popular Sunday night...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 9:14 AM
The Top 11 on "American Idol" tackled songs from the cinema on Wednesday night, and in keeping with the theme, many of the singers seemed to come into artistic focus for the first time.
As each stepped forward to sing a song either written for or...
| May 12, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Geographer's music may lean heavily on electronic textures, but there's nothing remotely robotic or distant about it; on "Myth," a full-length record from 2012, singer Michael Deni's voice soars above crashing drums and guitars, which subside once in a...