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  • 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.....
  • Best Coast's Bethany Cosentino teams with Go! Team for pop gem 'Buy Nothing Day'

     
    A few weeks after her triumphant two-night stint at the Troubadour, Bethany Cosentino of L.A.'s Best Coast has dropped another gem. Well, she didn't drop it; British dance-pop band the Go! Team released the song, called "Buy Nothing Day," as......
  • L.A. Unheard: 11 bands to watch in 2011

     
    In a time when new music moves so fast that it feels like we should already be talking about 2012’s hot young bands, here are 11 of our picks to watch in 2011 – a few new names and some more recognizable locals primed to take their sounds to new...
  • Casey Anthony: When is the defense no longer the ‘dream team’?

     
    Don't we need to rethink the term "dream team" in the Casey Anthony case? Could the defense team qualify for that nickname these days? Didn't the defense team stop resembling that term long ago?...
  • John Barry, composer of iconic James Bond music, dies; highlights of an amazing musical life

     
    John Barry, the Academy Award-winning film composer whose idiosyncratic and iconic compositions over the course of a lifetime in the movies -- including some of the best known James Bond music and the themes to "Midnight Cowboy," and "Out of......
  • Phil Spector, attorney Robert Shapiro settle dispute

     
    There will be no courtroom showdown between imprisoned music producer Phil Spector and Robert Shapiro, the noted criminal lawyer he first tapped to defend him from murder charges. Spector settled a lawsuit demanding that Shapiro return a $1-million...
  • Former Raiders player, 2 others accused of murder

     
    Former Raiders player Anthony Wayne Smith and two alleged associates have been charged in the murder of a 31-year-old man in Lancaster more than two years ago, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office....