| Sep 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Guitarist-songwriter Billy Howerdel has sold his Studio City house for $1.825 million.
The Mediterranean-style two-story, built in 2007, features 10-foot ceilings, three fireplaces, five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. Outdoor amenities...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 12:00 PM
After 16 years in purgatory, a carousel barker takes his granted leave to perform a good deed on Earth. He presents his child, whom he has never seen, a star stolen from heaven. You might expect the title character to break into "Soliloquy" from Rodgers &...
| Jan 19, 2014
There's nothing like attending a concert while traveling. Not only do you experience great music, but you also catch a glimpse of local fashion, dances, drinks and customs. And isn't experiencing life like the locals what traveling is all about? Here's...
| Jan 18, 2014
| 3:27 PM
I had the good fortune of moderating a fascinating panel called, "On the Road: Traveling for Music and Festivals" at the L.A. Time Travel Show on Saturday. My panelists (who will be joining me again at noon Sunday) were Betto Arcos, host of KPFK's "Global...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 9:50 PM
British roots music band Mumford & Sons took the top honor for its album "Babel" at the 55th Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday. The night mostly distributed honors broadly to an array of younger generation acts including New York indie...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 10:00 PM
You can't talk about drummer Matt Wilson without talking about swing, that pulse of jazz that's been his specialty on more than 250 recordings as a sideman. Reconvening his longtime quartet, Wilson again shines with some unexpected help in keyboardist...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Can a jazz guitarist grow up idolizing Stevie Ray Vaughan? That may be a question for the purists in considering “Golden Age,” the debut album from Nir Felder, who took up guitar at age 13 and still plays the $250 Stratocaster he bought with...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Gregory Porter opens his album "Liquid Spirit" with what sounds like an ode to a romantic relationship enduring hard times.
"The bones of love are everywhere," sings the stout, Brooklyn-based jazz vocalist over a cascading piano-bass-drums groove,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:00 AM
PARK CITY, Utah — Directed by a filmmaker who had no interest in making a feature and adapted from a memoir by a writer who never thought of her book as movie material, "Low Down" has the feeling of a film that was meant to be.
| Jan 25, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The marital home of former Laker Lamar Odom and television personality Khloe Kardashian came on the market in Tarzana at $5.499 million this month and was in escrow in 10 days.
Odom and Kardashian bought the house in 2009 — the year they were...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 12:46 PM
A couple dozen members of the Americana music community descended on the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Saturday, the night before the Grammy Awards, to demonstrate the ongoing influence of the music of the Everly Brothers while paying homage to singer...