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  • Phil Spector documentary to screen in Hollywood on Aug. 19-25

     
    A new British documentary, “The Agony and Ecstasy of Phil Spector,” will screen for a week in August at the American Cinematheque’s Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, where the film’s director and co-producer, Vikram Jayanti, will be on hand for the.....
  • Casey Anthony: Whine to this judge? Not a good plan

     
    We learned an important lesson today in the Casey Anthony case: Don't test Judge Belvin Perry's patience. There was news today, but the insight into Perry's manner was more memorable. Anthony's defense team had wanted its experts to inspect evidence...
  • Movie Review: Standing Ovation

     
    Off the wall? Friend, you don't know off the wall until you've seen five twelve-year-old girl singer-dancers cover the Tina Turner/Phil Spector epic “River Deep, Mountain High” in the screwball kiddie dance comedy, Standing Ovation. This no-...
  • Live Review: Rihanna, rated R for adult themes

     
    Her dark and thrilling new show takes on difficult topics, even in her lighter songs. For the couture-clad Amazons in today's pop ingénue brigade, self-presentation is a battle game of flirtation and threat. Never before has a group of young......
  • The Ponderosa Stomp: A treasure trove of sound, and stories [Updated]

     
    "It's a small town story, and probably a typical American story," said Ian Dunlop, telling the writer Holly George-Warren how he came to play bass in the International Submarine Band with the late Gram Parsons in the mid-1960s. Dunlop was......
  • Leon Russell on Elton John, crystal radio sets, and playing piano for Phil Spector

     
    When Leon Russell was in the midst of what possibly was the busiest period in his life, he was often referred to by the musicians he worked with as “the master of space and time” for his otherworldly ability to......
  • Recalling John Lennon on his birthday eve

     
    John Lennon told us to imagine, but it's pretty hard to imagine that the singer would've been 70 years old on Saturday, Oct. 9. Thanks to Paul McCartney's ever-youthful presence, it's easier to envision an old Beatle than, say, an old Elvis. I like to...
  • The Note That Lingers: 'Mad Men' and Sonny & Cher

     
    The Internets have been buzzing about the shocking Season 4 finale of "Mad Men" -- shocking, I guess, if you don't think corporate types (even "creatives") still married their secretaries in 1965, three years before New York's radical women threw......
  • Did the 'Mad Men' finale leave that Sonny and Cher song ringing in your head?

     
    Many "Mad Men" fans went to sleep on Sunday night with the Sonny and Cher song "I Got You Babe" buzzing through their head. It was a puzzling earworm — what did the song's placement at the end of the......
  • The many sides of Hanni El Khatib, who opens for Florence + the Machine tonight

     
    Wilcox Sessions -- Hanni El Khatib ("You Rascal You") from Wilcox Sessions on Vimeo. The singularity of Hanni-El Khatib reveals itself when you attempt to wedge his music into your iTunes playlist. His scraped and scarred guitar salvos are too......
  • L.A. County prosecutor Alan Jackson to run for district attorney in 2012

     
    Just days after warning "politician-types" against running to replace him in 2012, Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley gave one of his own prosecutors his blessing. Deputy Dist. Atty. Alan Jackson, who has handled a number of high-profile murder.....