| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:59 AM
“Piano Man” Billy Joel called it “a little overwhelming” to be among this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients, along with Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine....
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Deborah Rutter, who grew up in Encino and began her career as an orchestra executive in Los Angeles, will be the next president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Rutter, 57, has been president of the Chicago...
| Aug 10, 2013
| 9:41 AM
What do Richard Feynman, Willie Nelson, Frank Zappa and Boris Yeltsin have in common?
The answer was embodied in a radiant, round-faced Siberian singer named Kongar-ol Ondar, whose voice was unlike any in the western world.
Ondar was a master of...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Actor Tim Cummings is quietly stripping on stage at Los Angeles' Fountain Theatre. Each item of clothing comes off with mounting dread.
Now Cummings, who plays writer-turned-AIDS activist Ned Weeks in Larry Kramer's pioneering play "The Normal Heart,"...
| May 21, 2013
| 10:29 AM
Carol Burnett, the trailblazing comedienne whose variety show was a top draw on CBS for over a decade, was named the winner of the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor on Tuesday.
Burnett, 80, will receive the award in an Oct. 20 in a ceremony to be...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 9:43 AM
Latin rock guitar hero Carlos Santana, actress Shirley MacLaine, pop hitmaker Billy Joel, jazz keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock and opera singer Martina Arroyo have been named the 2013 recipients of the Kennedy Center Honors recognizing artistic...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:18 PM
George Benson’s concert Wednesday night at the Hollywood Bowl was billed as a tribute to Nat King Cole. Even before he really got going, though, the pop-jazz singer-guitarist revealed that he’d actually taken the stage in honor of two people:...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:02 AM
Following a highly public spat last year with advocacy groups for Latino Americans, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C., announced Thursday that its annual honors recognizing artists in various fields will feature two...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Accolades aren't all Gustavo Dudamel has reaped as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
A recently filed public tax return for the L.A. Phil provides the latest glimpse of the financial dimension of being a classical music sensation. It also...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 9:00 AM
David C. Bohnett, an Internet technology entrepreneur and busy philanthropist, serves on the boards of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Assn., the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, amfAR: The Foundation for AIDS Research, the Los Angeles...
| May 17, 2013
| 6:12 AM
Nothing in the Los Angeles Philharmonic's repertoire calls for 135-ton trains. The orchestra aims to keep it that way when Metro light rail cars start rumbling through a subway tunnel near Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Experts who know the hall's...