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First they put a lid on it, and now they're pulling the plug. Universal City's Gibson Amphitheatre, a fixture on the Southern California live music scene for more than 40 years, will close in September and be demolished to make room for the new...
"Babe's and Ricky's Inn," Ramin Niami's new documentary on the legendary L.A. blues club, is a bit like the music that founder Mama Laura gathered up in her big, open-hearted embrace — an improvisational riff filled with weeping guitars, wailing...
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The blues are a foundational American art form that speak not only to the U.S. experience but to all of humanity's. Need proof? Just ask a European -- especially a European who's making a sentimental journey to the sacred shrines of the blues, with...
Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the...
24 FramesWoody Allen won the original screenplay award for "Midnight in Paris" and Alexander Payne and Jim Rash & Nat Faxon won adapted screenplay for "The Descendants" at the Writers Guild of America awards Sunday....
Pop & HissB.B. King, Mick Jagger and others will perform at the White House tonight, Feb. 21, in a program hosted by President and Mrs. Obama celebrating the blues. High school students from around the country will get to explore the blues during the day at the...
Pop & HissPresident Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...
Pop & HissIn an interview with the Washington Post a couple days after playing the White House, Mick Jagger replied, when asked if he was nervous beforehand, "I don’t want to sound blasé... but every gig is a gig, right?"...
Show TrackerClick here to download TV listings for the week of Feb. 26 - March 3 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Feb. 26 - March 3 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings......
Culture MonsterChaka Khan will join country singer Reba McEntire as this year’s inductees into the Hollywood Bowl Hall of Fame, the Los Angeles Philharmonic announced Monday. McEntire's induction was announced earlier this month....
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
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