| Sep 16, 2014
| 3:56 PM
Whitney Houston’s first live album will arrive this fall.
More than two years after her tragic death, longtime mentor and producer Clive Davis is prepping a live retrospective of the singer. “Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances&...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
What's Linda Perry's idea of heaven on earth? Vegan food, music and nature. And maybe Johnny Depp and Steven Tyler.
The singer-songwriter brought her vision to life on Saturday at The Art of Elysium's seventh annual Heaven gala at the Skirball. The Art...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Fox Broadcasting is going into business with the Lonely Island, the hugely popular comedic rap band featuring Andy Samberg and childhood friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
Fox announced the development deal Monday at the Television Critics Assn....
| Mar 19, 2014
| 11:33 AM
The "Pirates of the Caribbean" attraction that is under construction at the Disney park set to open next year in Shanghai will rely on relatively new technology to bring a pirate battle to life.
That is the word from Disney officials and bloggers who...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 10:00 AM
When Charles Bukowski died in San Pedro 20 years ago, the obituaries in the next day's papers typically began with some iteration of Time magazine's stock description of the writer as the "laureate of American lowlife." In the decades since, the drinking,...
| Jun 6, 2014
| 11:37 AM
Joe Henry is a singer-songwriter of many moods. His first records in the 1980s were earnest folk-rock collections of poetry and promise, and he soon began collaborating on records of modern Americana with the Jayhawks as his backing band. But later in the...
| Jun 8, 2014
Emmy and Tony winner Kristin Chenoweth was the featured performer at the annual Goodman Theatre Gala at the Hilton Chicago on May 17. Chenoweth charmed the crowd of 600-plus throughout her 45-minute, 10-song set that included many Broadway favorites....
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Book U2 frontman Bono for the Grammy Awards and perhaps only a Beatle or a Rolling Stone could upstage him. At the Oscars, however, the rock 'n' roll humanitarian had nothing on a Disney princess.
Idina Menzel stole the Dolby Theatre stage Sunday with...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 3:30 AM
In the end, Oscar voters couldn't truly avert their gaze from "12 Years a Slave."
Even though many Oscar voters found filmmaker Steve McQueen's searing chronicle of enslavement almost too harrowing to watch, "12 Years a Slave" prevailed Sunday to win...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| May 21, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Akron-based rock twosome The Black Keys' "Turn Blue" edged out a new collection of previously unreleased material by the late Michael Jackson to become the pair's first No. 1 album.
"Turn Blue" (Nonesuch) racked up first-week sales of 164,000 copies,...