| Dec 31, 2014
| 8:25 AM
Dancer-singer Mark Ballas says fans can expect a versatile show from the "Dancing With the Stars" tour and rattles off the variety: ragtime, Gene Kelly, modern, Latin, traditional ballroom, even ’70s funk.
"It's crowd reactive, intimate, up...
| Dec 31, 2014
| 5:08 PM
The moment, in Bill Robles' recollection, came in a flash. Charles Manson grew agitated during his 1970 murder trial and lunged at the judge, a uniformed official tackling him around the waist and averting further mayhem in the courtroom.
Within an hour,...
| Jan 6, 2015
| 5:30 AM
The members of the Miami-based band Tiempo Libre compose music over meals. They get together, cook some rice, beans, fried yucca, tostones and steak, and talk about what's happening in their lives. From those stories, they write lyrics and melodies....
| Jan 20, 2015
| 11:58 AM
Can you name the only three recording artists to have Billboard Top 40 hits in the 1980s, 1990s, 2000s and 2010s? The answer would be Michael Jackson, Madonna and ... Weird Al Yankovic.
We point out this delightful bit of trivia not...
| Jan 22, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Residents of Van Nuys discovered this month that an alligator named Jaxson had been living in a neighbor's backyard for the last 37 years.
But it is far from the only story of exotic pets living among us in Southern California. Over the years, officials...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 7:30 AM
You can already hear the girls screaming.
New Kids On The Block kick off their Main Event North American summer tour at Mandalay Bay Events Center on May 1. The boy band favorites Joey McIntyre, Jordan and Jonathan Knight, Danny Wood and Donnie Wahlberg...
| Dec 11, 2014
| 12:47 PM
For the young musicians attending Kenwood Academy High School, at 5015 S. Blackstone Ave., the band room was a sanctuary. Inside its walls, only good things happened: rehearsals, horsing around, laughter, music.
No matter what was occurring in the...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 9:35 PM
This last weekend before Halloween offers plenty of chances to conjure up some spooky fun, including Naperville's Scare-illon concert on Oct. 25 and Halloween Happening Oct. 26.
The Scare-illon Concert
When it comes to creepy music, nothing gets the...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Kick off the new year in style with these lively events from Jan. 3-8 in Highland Park and Deerfield.
Norton's Restaurant welcomes guitar duo Solid Colors to the stage at 9:30 p.m. on Jan. 3. Musicians Zach Kritzer and Justin...
| Dec 25, 2014
| 3:10 AM
Want to own a grand piano used by Elton John, a brass bed John Lennon slept in or an all-terrain vehicle that Michael Jackson once rode? How about a guitar left behind in the 1970s when Willie Nelson visited the famed Caribou Ranch in Colorado?
| Nov 24, 2014
| 9:00 PM
With the warm scent of synthetic cinnamon in the air, it's easy to get distracted from the real holiday tradition of feeling like you're going to die alone without ever having lived up to your family's expectations.
Lucky for you: The holidays are the...