| Dec 25, 2011
| 5:02 PM
For the Los Angeles Unified School District All City Honor Marching Band, “band” isn’t just a word: It’s the very act that brought together musical talent from throughout the city to form a student collective worthy of a spot in...
| Dec 26, 2011
When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m.
He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
| Dec 29, 2011
| 8:32 PM
Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88.
Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
| Jan 19, 2012
| 5:46 PM
The first quarter of 2012 was supposed to be a sweet spot for passenger cruise lines. Wave season, as it's known, marks a time when cruise companies and travel agents roll out deep discounts on cruise vacations and rack up lots of sales.
But that changed...
| Sep 2, 2012
| 5:15 PM
As far back as Louis Lumière's 1895 "Workers Leaving the Lumiere Factory in Lyon" 46-second short, work has been a central theme in motion pictures.¶There have been stark dramas about officer workers as drones (King Vidor's 1928 "The Crowd"), satires...
| Feb 24, 2012
Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams.
"I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
| Apr 21, 2012
I always dreamed of running away and joining the circus, and then on a recent Wednesday I did — and took my whole family with me. We sneaked away from bothersome school and work obligations and went for a private group class at Cirque School in...
| Mar 18, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Friday, 3.18: James Bond Double Feature @ the Egyptian Real men start their weekend off shaken, not stirred. So get to the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood for this double feature featuring the best Bond (Mr. Connery, of course) in two of his best...
| Apr 28, 2011
| 4:33 PM
'Iris' to begin L.A. rehearsals in May...
| May 23, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Countdown to Oprah's last episode: Tom Hanks, Madonna, Beyonce and other celebrities come to say goodbye to Oprah...
| Sep 9, 2010
| 9:34 PM
SYDNEY â A Russian circus touring Australia has dropped an act in which a performer swallows a live fish, then regurgitates it, after complaints that it was in poor taste and inhumane. Great Moscow Circus general manager Greg Hall said......