| Aug 5, 2014
| 3:11 PM
On a typical humid August evening in 2012, Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds blew the tent off of Musikfest's Plaza Tropicale venue with a mix of horn-loaded funk, soul and rock 'n' roll.
The hard-rocking, high-energy hourlong show was memorable, not...
| Jul 28, 2014
If Hollywood seemed a tad quieter than normal this past weekend, there was a good reason: Like moths to a […]...
| Aug 7, 2014
Here are the Top 4 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. ONE DIRECTION The start of U.K. boy-band One Direction’s rise to the top, its first hit “What Mmakes You Beautiful,” seemed standard for the genre: a big, hooky pop......
| 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,...
| 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,...