| Oct 21, 2012
Katie Kay Mead was sitting behind the counter in her Los Feliz boutique, GatherLA, in late summer when two European tourists came in, asking for directions to the Hollywood Walk of Fame. The tourists gazed curiously at a taxidermied fawn displayed among...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 10:34 AM
The Golden Bear closed down in January 1986, though to hang around people who frequented the place, you might swear the dark, cozy, intimate musical venue once located near PCH and Main is still there. People speak of it in such loving and present terms,...
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:26 PM
The Festival of Arts celebrated its 80th season at an invitation-only party Saturday night that harkened to the 1930s.
But it was this year's show that created the buzz.
"It is stunning," said Rosemary Swimm, wife of artist Tom Swimm, who was decked out...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 7:36 PM
The second week of battle rounds on NBC’s “The Voice” brought a slew of questionable fashion decisions and equally questionable song choices. But “questionable” doesn’t always mean less delightful.
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:02 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — After my plane landed, I went online to see what was going on in Austin: Was there any music that night that I had to check out?
Asking if there was any music that night in Austin is kind of like asking if people need air to live....
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:07 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — As you read this, Austin's South by Southwest festival is over for 2012. The "Welcome SXSW!" signs have been peeled from club facades, movie marquees, hotels and gas stations. The handbills advertising movies, bands and the newest...
| Apr 3, 2012
| 7:08 AM
AUSTIN, Texas — Austin has some very cool places to hang your cowboy hat. Two of the most notable are at opposite ends of Austin's timeline: the venerable Driskill Hotel and the recently opened Travaasa Resort and Spa.
The Driskill is the oldest...
| Apr 10, 2012
| 12:51 PM
The Alabama Shakes’ first album, "Boys & Girls," is an electric jolt that anyone who loves blues-based rock music should track down immediately. Consisting of three men and one young explosion named Brittany Howard on vocals and guitar, the group,...
| Dec 6, 2012
| 5:03 PM
Indie-rock trio Fun. and R&B/hip-hop star Frank Ocean scored big in Grammy Award nominations, scoring six nods apiece mostly in the top Grammy categories. The Recording Academy announced the nominations Wednesday during a show in Nashville. The 55th...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:47 PM
I suppose (rather glumly) that the Banning Ranch development will eventually be rubber-stamped into reality.
After all, who would stand in face of "a home run" for Newport Beach and Costa Mesa residents?
And who'd ever oppose a project that would "allow...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 3:25 PM
The space sure looked like a science lab, with beakers full of brightly-hued potions and a dry-erase board covered in graphs and mathematical scrawl. But at the heart of the operation sits a hunk of metal with a hand crank on the side.
"It's a pasta...