| 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...
| Mar 12, 2012
To play a police captain in the big-screen update of the ’80s TV series “21 Jump Street,” Ice Cube did not consider remaking NWA’s “[Bleep] Tha Police” into “Love Tha Police.”
He does bite ferociously into...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:41 AM
When Austrian video director Rudi Dolezal decided to buy a second home and expand his business in the United States, South Florida was his top choice.
"I came to a point in Europe, having worked for Queen and the Rolling Stones, where my job started...
| Jan 11, 2013
Claude Nobs, 76, the founder and general manager of the Montreux Jazz Festival, whose passion for music and artistry introduced generations of legendary musicians to international audiences on the Swiss stage, died Thursday after sustaining injuries...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 1:11 PM
In a small studio on the far edge of Glendale, a worldwide flow of music is in a moment of transition. On the turntable is a 45rpm disc of spectral, hypnotic sounds from 1980, as radio DJ Lee Joseph begins winding down his two-hour show on LuxuriaMusic....
| Feb 25, 2013
| 10:53 AM
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. — When Chris Tucker and Jon Voight are grooving side by side to Rick James' "Give It To Me, Baby," you know the surreal dream that is the Vanity Fair post-Oscars party is playing out again.
For many of the nominees and...
| Oct 3, 2011
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| Nov 17, 2011
Here's a trivia question for you: Which woman has won the most Grammys?...
| Nov 30, 2011
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....
| Dec 6, 2011
"Debbie Allen's Hot Chocolate Nutcracker," a twist on the familiar classic, returns to UCLA's Royce Hall this week....
| Jan 9, 2012
Album Review: The Little Willies' 'For the Good Times' written by Randy Lewis....