| Nov 12, 2013
| 1:34 PM
The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles started fifth-anniversary celebration activities Monday with a gala concert, dinner and auction that added more than $500,000 to the museum’s coffers to continue supporting educational and other programs. The efforts...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 3:00 PM
So last week, we explained that I was getting Botoxed, or "Toxed," in a vernacular I created, and this week we will look at the results and reactions among my so-called friends.
These are people, I remind you, whom you would pay to stay away, in a...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Veteran TV director Michael Pressman got a surprising response when he asked students in his film directing class to describe their dream jobs.
“Your job,” he said they told him recently. “We want to be the director in charge of a TV...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 1:11 PM
A great rock band requires a source of tension. It can be almost anything: the relationship between melody and noise in Nirvana, for instance, or the competing interests of creative co-captains like Mick Jagger and Keith Richards in the Rolling Stones....
| Nov 8, 2013
| 1:10 PM
How does a novice filmmaker, and a documentary filmmaker at that, get access to some of the world’s biggest rock, pop and R&B stars for his inaugural low-budget project?
That was relatively easy for Greg Camalier — he just chose a subject...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Taylor Swift, Miranda Lambert, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley and Blake Shelton are among the artists performing Wednesday night on the CMA Awards show from Nashville, and Pop & Hiss will be with you all night live blogging the festivities.
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:10 PM
Early in 2012, Trombone Shorty played one concert where he got so caught up watching the legendary players assembled onstage — Jeff Beck, B.B. King and Mick Jagger were among the musicians jamming with the New Orleans trombonist at the time —...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:01 AM
I know "Mentalist" fans are upset that CBS pulled a pivotal episode Sunday because football ran late. The episode has been rescheduled for this weekend, and it's a crucial one for fans who have followed the twisty Red John saga.
On a much lighter note:...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Not unlike the garage band it portrays, "The Black Suits" is rough around the edges but offers considerable charms. The new musical from Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Joe Iconis ("Smash") would benefit from more script development and some...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Walking Dead" and "Low Winter Sun" thesp Lennie James has joined the ensemble of the James Brown biopic "Get On Up," starring Chadwick Boseman.
Octavia Spencer and Viola Davis are also on board with Tate Taylor directing.
Pic follows Brown's rise...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Great chefs can take leftovers and dress them up with enough flourishes and new flavors to make entirely palatable new dishes, but even then, one never forgets that they're still leftovers. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening prove to be...