| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Media and entertainment industry attorney Donald Engel died Wednesday in Redwood City, Calif. following a long battle with leukemia. He was 84 years old.
Engel's famous clients include Olivia Newton John and Donna Summer, for whom he won major victories,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
Beer drinkers will take to the streets of South Florida Sunday morning, when they'll board the South Florida Brew Bus outside of Funky Buddha Brewery in Oakland Park. They'll visit Due South Brewing in Boynton Beach and Brewzzi brewpub in Boca Raton,...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 5:23 PM
For a man who’s sold some 20 million records, collaborated with the likes of Michael Jackson, Bono, Public Enemy, Lou Reed, Daft Punk and Britney Spears and revolutionized electronic dance music, Moby admits he “doesn’t have a lot to...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
I had the good fortune of moderating a fascinating panel called, "On the Road: Traveling for Music and Festivals" at the L.A. Time Travel Show on Saturday. My panelists (who will be joining me again at noon Sunday) were Betto Arcos, host of KPFK's "Global...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"LET me explain this. I take a step on the terrace. Where I was just a memory. I take another step -- a memory. Look! A shooting star. It's gone. Shot! It's a memory!"
"You seem very wrought up, dear."
So it went between Elizabeth Taylor and Noel Coward...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 6:00 AM
One of the biggest albums of 2013 could have been made in the '70s or '80s.
The French duo Daft Punk's "Random Access Memories" uses the funky disco guitars, airtight drums and analog synthesizers that soundtracked bygone eras of L.A. nightclub...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:50 PM
Justin Bieber's arrest after police say he drag-raced on a Miami Beach street and failed a sobriety test arrives less as a shock than a kind of inevitable conclusion: the culmination of nearly two years of chafing against the burden of his own celebrity....
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Had Steve Jobs commissioned a song, it would have felt like Daft Punk's "Get Lucky." Modern but ageless. Sleek, streamlined, memorable and futuristic.
"We're up all night to get some, we're up all night for good fun," Pharrell optimistically declares,...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:05 AM
MIAMI -- The MSC Divina is a brassy, voluptuous ship thousands of Swarovski crystals embedded in glass stairways, crystal chandeliers, an infinity pool, Italian-style fountains and sculptures, tiny jewel-like lights in the ceilings, lots of curves where...
| Dec 26, 2013
I touched Paul McCartney's ukulele case, so that's my highlight of 2013.
Oh, I later found out that the uke I encountered next to an elevator at Orlando's Amway Center wasn't actually Sir Paul's, but that's not the tale I'm going to tell my...