| Nov 19, 2010
| 4:29 PM
Entering the Charlie Chaplin cottage, I stooped to avoid hitting my head. At 5 feet 8, I'm about 3 inches taller than Chaplin. (It's said the Little Tramp had the door made small so his guests would have to bow as they entered.)
I was at the Charlie,...
| Oct 28, 2011
| 8:41 AM
LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- An attorney representing the Dodgers and owner Frank McCourt filed has filed a lawsuit alleging that they are not to blame for the assault on Giants fan Bryan Stow.
In fact, the lawsuit goes as far as to insinuate that Stow is...
| Nov 28, 2010
Where to see big bands:
Baked Potato, 3787 Cahuenga Blvd., Studio City, (818) 980-1615, http://www.thebakedpotato.com
CatalinaBar and Grill, 6725 W. Sunset Blvd., Hollywood, (323) 466-2210, http://www.catalinajazzclub.com
Charlie O's Jazz Club, 13725...
| Nov 28, 2010
After a hard day at play on the local soundstages, some of the world's greatest musicians like to go out and play some more — for live audiences.
FOR THE RECORD:
L.A.-area big bands: An article in the Arts & Books section...
| Jan 9, 2011
During his three decades at the helm of Social Distortion, singer, guitarist and songwriter Mike Ness has repeatedly turned to the rich vein of his own hardscrabble life as a hell-raising teen and then a heroin-addicted rock musician.
But in putting...
| 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...
| Jun 26, 2011
The time slot was an unforgiving one and the venue even worse. When Foster the People ambled onstage at noon on the final full day of the nearly weeklong South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas, in March, it was exhaustion rather than...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 4:21 AM
LOS ANGELES ( KTLA) -- Ted Williams, the golden-voiced homeless man-turned-celeb, is on his way to rehab.
During a taping of the Dr. Phil Show Wednesday in Los Angeles, Ted Williams -- with his family's support -- said he has decided to enter a private...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:45 PM
LOS ANGELES -- The owner of a swanky Beverly Hills beauty salon who admitted to running up hundreds of thousands of dollars in fraudulent credit card charges of her celebrity clients was sentenced Monday.
Maria Gabriella Perez (aka. Maria Gabriela...
| Sep 27, 2010
| 8:04 AM
LOS ANGELES -- Troubled actress Lindsay Lohan has decided to check herself into a substance abuse program after being released from jail late Friday night on $300,000 bail.
Lohan will do so within the next few days, according to a source close to the...
| Jun 21, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In her bracingly tough-minded tale of a discontented librarian who hits the road with a maladjusted 10-year-old, Rebecca Makkai tips her hat to a shelf-load of children's literature, offering sly echoes of everything from "Charlotte's Web" by E.B. White...