| 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...
| Oct 14, 2012
NEW YORK — As it gets ready to enter its 10th year, the Band of Outsiders brand has just about become the ultimate fashion insider.
In June, founder and creative director Scott Sternberg presented his menswear collection in Paris for the first time...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 7, 2012
Women break down in romantic comedies all the time. They just rarely do so to the point of looking unattractive, says Rashida Jones.
“She always looks good, her hair looks good and her apartment’s pretty. It’s like, there’s things...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
| Jan 8, 2012
The quietest room in Hollywood may be the office where John Williams composes. In a bungalow on the Universal Studios lot, steps from the production company of his most frequent collaborator, director Steven Spielberg, Williams works alone at a 90-year-...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:17 PM
Can you do a play about an invisible man? About an African-American whom others simply refuse to see? Ralph Ellison, it seems fair to surmise, thought probably not. Not well, anyway. Not something that would do justice to the moment, shortly after the end...
| Feb 2, 2012
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand."
Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
| Feb 12, 2012
Leading lady Jennifer Aniston has bought a midcentury house in Bel-Air that was listed at $24.9 million.
The seller was former Maguire Properties Chief Executive Robert F. Maguire III, who restored the 8,500-square-foot house designed by A. Quincy...
| Feb 11, 2012
| 7:45 PM
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the...