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  • Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts

    Coachella festival's luxuries eclipsing its music and arts
    When the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival launched 15 years ago, creature comforts included any small slice of shade cast by the odd light pole, the occasional working toilet and maybe somewhere to sit other than the dusty desert floor. Today,...
  • Coachella 2014: A cynic's guide to 10 terrible festival truths

    Coachella 2014: A cynic's guide to 10 terrible festival truths
    Coachella's great if you're rich, tan and beautiful, but those who fall outside that demographic should know that it's not all rose gardens, $15 artisan cocktails and Baco Mercat wraps.  In fact, those with body image issues or a flat-lined bank account...
  • Coachella 2014: Who might surprise?

    Coachella 2014: Who might surprise?
    If the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival guarantees festival-goers anything, aside from wickedly high temperatures, it’s this: Leave your expectations outside the gates. As the festival kicks off Friday, much of the buzz undoubtedly will be...
  • Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine

    Review: Amid 'Rio 2's' cacophony, the musical numbers shine
    Wonderfully animated and well-voiced, "Rio 2" is nevertheless too much. Too much plot, too many issues, too many characters. But not too much music. Yes, the musical numbers reach saturation levels, but the Latin-influenced jamming and singing are...
  • Coachella 2014: EDM star Garrix aims to rise above 'Animals' instinct

     Coachella 2014: EDM star Garrix aims to rise above 'Animals' instinct
    Last May, the Dutch dance music label Spinnin' Records quietly uploaded part of a new track to its social media accounts. "Animals (Teaser)" was an instrumental number, full of evil sing-songy synth riffs and stuttering drums. Early speculation pegged...
  • Coachella 2014: The inside story on Outkast

     Coachella 2014: The inside story on Outkast
    One of the major draws of this year's Coachella — and the whole of the upcoming festival season — is the return of the Atlanta hip-hop team Outkast. To a certain generation, the Grammy-winning, platinum-selling duo's hits, including "Ms....
  • TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'

    TCM Classic Film Festival opens in Hollywood with 'Oklahoma!'
    The curtain goes up Thursday on the fifth TCM Classic Film Festival with the world premiere of the restoration of Fred Zinnemann's 1955 "Oklahoma!," based on the landmark Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Shirley Jones, who made her film debut in the hit,...
  • And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ...

    And the L.A. Times Festival of Books writers' survey says ...
    The fantasy of being a writer appeals to so many of us: sitting in a book-lined study crafting perfectly wrought sentences, which an illustrious publisher swiftly transforms into a bestselling book and an indelible literary legacy. Missing from that...
  • Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival

    Quincy Jones tunes up for TCM Classic Film Festival
    Quincy Jones knew even at a young age that he wanted to compose film scores. "I used to go to movies for 11 cents," Jones said at his mansion nestled in the Bel-Air hills. "I used to play hooky in Seattle every day. I could tell if a movie was scored at...
  • Coachella 2014: Outstanding in the Field does fine dining without a dress code

    Coachella 2014: Outstanding in the Field does fine dining without a dress code
    Just behind the Sahara stage at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Saturday, in a corner of the rose garden VIP area, a long table with white table cloths, wine glasses and fine dishware was set for a dinner party of almost 200 guests. As...
  • Coachella 2014: Good food -- bacon sticky buns, Baco wraps and more -- joins the show

    Coachella 2014: Good food -- bacon sticky buns, Baco wraps and more -- joins the show
    Some of Los Angeles' hottest restaurants poped up at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival over the weekend in Indio, providing concertgoers with some welcome new food options.  In the Rose Garden VIP area, downtown restaurant Baco Mercat set...