| Aug 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Inside the North Hollywood prop house History for Hire, a technician clamps down a sheet of pearl finish plastic and cuts a strip to fasten around the wooden hoop of a Slingerland bass drum.
Another worker is busy rebuilding a black Ludwig drum to...
| Sep 24, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Thomas Mars doesn’t plan in advance when and where he will crowd-surf during performances. The lead singer of French rock band Phoenix said it just kind of happens. But at 36 years old, the father of two and husband of director Sofia Coppola...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"The amazing thing about James Brown, for me," says R.J. Smith, "is you can't figure him out." That's not uncommon for a music journalist, but it reveals just how complex Brown was -- Smith was his biographer.
Smith, the author of 2012's "The One: The...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:10 AM
Big Boi is a serial collaborator, one of those endlessly curious artists who’s always thinking “what if?” when he charges into a new project. As one-half of OutKast, Big Boi helped expand the language of hip-hop. As a solo artist, he&...
| May 20, 2013
The Downtowners, a senior-citizen choral ensemble from Orlando Lutheran Towers, return to Fringe with "Stayin' Alive III," featuring classic-hit songs to modern tunes.
The production opens with their version of LMFAO's "Party Rock Anthem" called...
| May 23, 2013
| 9:40 PM
Guard in Lakers 1971 championship team
Flynn Robinson, 72, a flashy guard who was a member of the 1971-72 Lakers team that brought Los Angeles its first NBA title, died Thursday at Keck Hospital in Los Angeles from complications related...
| Jul 21, 2013
It's finally been warm around here. So let's soak up these facts about sweat:
1 Human sweat is odorless. The eccrine and apocrine glands' emissions do, however, provide the perfect home for bacteria to grow and thrive — and that's where the...
| Jan 19, 2014
There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:58 AM
We’re right at the beginning of the story of a rebellious young woman from a small town in Kansas who finds herself transported to a strange new realm filled with surreal landscapes, brilliant colors, exotic sounds and characters at once familiar...