Coming out of a holiday season led by the festive "Frozen" and a "Hobbit" sequel, the low-budget "Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones" is staking a claim for big-screen chills as the new year gets underway.
London vocalist Sam Smith, L.A. singer-songwriter Kelela, European jazz vocalist Zara McFarlane and L.A.-via-Houston rapper-producer Travi$ Scott.
Turns out Ron Burgundy is kind of a big deal.
Albert Heath's 'Tootie's Tempo' and Craig Taborn Trio's 'Chants' are among the best jazz albums of 2013.
The greatest of all holiday specials, "A Charlie Brown Christmas," is on ABC at 8 tonight [Thursday]. (It's also available to stream free via Hulu.) Last year, I wrote about its music, which is some of my favorite music of all time. Unable to restate it any better, I offer the story again here.
Though still-itinerant while waiting for a planned new home in Culver City, the Jazz Bakery was awarded an NEA Art Works Grant of $15,000, which will be put toward staging three shows with ensembles led by Ron Carter, Kenny Barron and Toshiko Akioshi.
To no one's surprise, Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" laid waste to the competition at the box office on Friday, earning an estimated $31 million.
It's a grim reality, but there's one thing you don't expect from Charlie Haden on stage in 2013, and that's a lot of conversation.