| Mar 17, 2011
Producer-engineer Stan Ross, who co-founded Hollywood's Gold Star Recording Studio, which has a storied place in rock history as the home of Phil Spector's innovative "Wall of Sound" technique, has died. He was 82.
Ross died Friday at Providence St....
| Mar 29, 2011
| 7:12 PM
The volleyball community lost one of the great ones and our area lost one of our legends Friday night. Donny Killian passed away from complications from pneumonia. He was surrounded by his four children as well as his entire family at his death. He was 57...
| Apr 10, 2011
It's turning out to be a good year for electro pop singer Robyn, 31, who landed one of the covers of Elle magazine's May music issue, after cleaning up at the Swedish Grammys in January. She first burst on the scene in the late 1990s, with dance...
| Apr 13, 2011
Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....
| Apr 14, 2011
| 8:58 AM
A quick programming note for this weekend's entertainment options at Orlando's theme parks and attractions: the start time at Universal Studios' Mardi Gras festivities is pushed back by an hour starting Saturday.
So that means the concert by the Beach...
| Apr 26, 2011
| 4:38 PM
This weekend, Huntington Beach will get a serenade from the man who gave it its name.
Well, its second name, anyway.
Henry Huntington, the railroad magnate whose firm developed the city in 1909, may not have been renowned for his singing voice. But...
| Apr 30, 2011
In an early homemade video made by the L.A. band the Belle Brigade for its song "Losers," from the sibling duo's self-titled debut, Barbara and Ethan Gruska, ages 28 and 21, respectively, sit holding acoustic guitars in an empty bathtub. They're wearing...
| May 17, 2011
Bob Flanigan, a founding member and original lead singer of the innovative vocal group the Four Freshmen, whose elegantly intricate jazz-rooted singing was a profound influence on Beach Boys mastermind Brian Wilson as well as the Lettermen, the...
| May 18, 2011
| 1:30 PM
Does anyone remember mixtapes? I certainly do – the wonderful art of using a tape recorder to record your favorite songs for your favorite person. As a child my mixtapes typically contained the Beach Boys, Aerosmith, Boyz II Men, Spice Girls, etc. ...
| May 20, 2011
| 11:24 AM
At long last, summer is about to arrive — at least in name — and with it a bumper crop of outdoor festivities, from a pirate fest in Virginia to a watermelon-seed-spitting soiree in Texas. For more fun in the sun there's Coney Island's wacky...
| May 24, 2011
| 6:26 AM
Photo by Beth Black
Early last year, Kim Drake closed her photography studio and left the Shutter, the indie-rock band she’d been fronting since 2006. Now, the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale graduate does freelance photography and catalog-...