| Apr 20, 2012
| 3:11 PM
Back in 1978, right before rap started to take over the world, an aspiring filmmaker named Andrew Davis — who would later go on to direct “Under Siege” and “The Fugitive” — managed to scrape together the money for...
| May 14, 2012
| 6:48 AM
Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...
| May 18, 2012
| 4:10 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Donna Summer, the "Queen of Disco" whose hits included "Hot Stuff," "Bad Girls," "Love to Love You Baby" and "She Works Hard for the Money," has died, a representative said Thursday. She was 63.
Her publicist, Brian Edwards, said Summer...
| Nov 10, 2012
| 2:12 PM
Five for your planner: Sunday, Nov. 11
1. Comedy for everyone
Actor and comedian Sinbad will perform at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 16, at Shippensburg University’s H. Ric Luhrs Performing Arts Center, 1871 Old Main Drive, Shippensburg, Pa. The program is...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:46 AM
Frank Sinatra had some cool moves. The swagger, the sway, the snap, the cocky tilt of his head, the hat — all signature gestures that exuded swing and sex.
Those movements and the singer's music inspire "Come Fly Away," choreographer Twyla Tharp'...
| Jun 18, 2012
As a jazz fan, you really have to savor the select moments of the Playboy Jazz Festival, which began its 34th installment Saturday at its longtime home, the Hollywood Bowl.
Because as a stand-alone, multi-day barometer of the state of the music, the...
| Sep 3, 2012
| 3:40 PM
Firefighters paced Columbia and Capital Avenue Southwest to help raise money and community support for the Muscular Dystrophy Association.
Lieutenant Michele Misner says the neurological disease takes on about 40 different forms, with no cure.
| Sep 12, 2012
| 5:12 AM
LOS ANGELES -- In 2010, "Girls Gone Wild" founder Joe Francis first accused casino mogul Steve Wynn of threatening to kill him and bury him in the desert.
That accusation, which Francis repeated publicly at least twice more, could end up costing him...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Louis Armstrong once said, “Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.”
Jazz legends and old friends Ben Tucker and Lou Donaldson still have the music in them. That’s why the octogenarians are...
| Dec 12, 2011
The suite at the Hotel Bel-Air where Bert Stern photographed Marilyn Monroe for her famous "Last Sitting" in 1962 no longer exists. It is now part of the elegant La Prairie Spa — rather apropos, as the often difficult star was well known for...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Sarah McLachlan will headline Dec. 1 Autism Speaks fundraiser in West Hollywood. The first Blue-Tie Blue Jean also celebrates publication of rock photographer Rob Shanahan's first book....