| Mar 13, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Club TCM, the central gathering point for festival passholders at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, will feature appearances by Jane Seymour, Kim Novak and Charles Busch.
Also, Quincy Jones, Richard Dreyfuss, William Friedkin, editor Thelma...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:30 PM
PETER DEBRUGE: OK, gentlemen, time to guess who will win the Oscar for best picture. I say "guess" because the word "predict" seems entirely too confident when it comes to the Academy Awards. Despite all the ink and all the effort that people put into...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Can 15 years have gone by since Chicago blues master Billy Branch released a studio album as bandleader?
Apparently so, but he surely sounds as if he's trying to make up for lost time with "Blues Shock" (Blind Pig Records), a remarkably strong release...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
After 16 years in purgatory, a carousel barker takes his granted leave to perform a good deed on Earth. He presents his child, whom he has never seen, a star stolen from heaven. You might expect the title character to break into "Soliloquy" from Rodgers &...
| Dec 19, 2013
After both attending Wednesday's Kanye West show at United Center, we decided to do a written version of "Good or what?" Here's the email conversation that ensued.
MP: Ernest, I feel like every show I attend lately has a Nickelodeon “GUTS”-...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 2:36 PM
Muse/ique, the intriguing, eclectic orchestra founded in 2011 by conductor Rachael Worby, opens its "Summer of Sound" season on Saturday, June 29, at Caltech's picnic-friendly outdoor Beckman Mall in Pasadena with "Lost in the Stars with Patti Austin."...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
You could credit the so-called super moon rising, the fireworks, the perfect weather or some combination thereof, but an unexplainable event occurred on Saturday during the annual "Opening Night at the Bowl" at the Hollywood Bowl.
Steven Tyler and Joe...
| 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....
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Check the thermostat in hell -- it appears to have dropped below 32 degrees: Long-snubbed Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush will at long last be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, along with Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna...