| 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...
| 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...
| Feb 15, 2013
23 songs by 23 artists! Michael Cloeren, emcee for Thursday night’s Bev Conklin and Friends Valentine’s Day Concert at the Musikfest Café, repeatedly reminded the audience what a “big” concert it was. I think there were only 22...
| Jul 18, 2013
“I couldn’t wait for the summer and The Warped Tour,” blink-182 sang in 2001’s “The Rock Show,” the first single off its No. 1 “Take Off Your Pants and Jacket.” A dozen years later, it’s still true....
| Mar 12, 2013
Even after a solo recording career that this year marks 45 years, even after being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, even after winning his sixth Grammy Award in February for his newest album, “Locked Down,” famed......
| Mar 28, 2011
| 8:25 AM
The Super Bowl debuted in 1967, and the organizers of the halftime show put together a slate of acts sure to wow audiences: the University of Arizona and Grambling State University marching bands, and the Anaheim High School Drill Team. Seriously. That...