| Jul 30, 2013
| 2:00 AM
A beloved but aging former heavyweight champ of the rock music world, the Forum in Inglewood, is making a comeback. Officials at Madison Square Garden Co. will unveil plans Tuesday for the historic arena that include a multimillion-dollar face-lift and...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:31 PM
You saw me standing alone
Without a dream in my heart
Without a love of my own”
The Lorenz Hart-Richard Rodgers romantic standard “Blue Moon” plays a significant role in Woody Allen’s new drama “Blue...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Oprah. Oscar. Oscar. Oprah.
Yes, it might be a bit early to riff on David Letterman's ill-fated, Uma-Oprah 1995 Academy Awards monologue bit. Then again, with Winfrey's movie "Lee Daniels' The Butler" sitting atop the box office for a second week with a...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Jesse Dylan, a Los Angeles filmmaker and the son of Bob Dylan, released a short film on Friday in defense of MOCA’s “embattled” director Jeffrey Deitch, who resigned from the museum on Wednesday.
“People are resistant to change;...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 7:30 AM
The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom 50 years ago was not only a galvanizing moment for African Americans and civil rights. It was also a watershed moment in popular music.
Before that hot summer day, pop music was mostly about a catchy tune and...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Those not familiar with the iconoclastic soul artist Swamp Dogg might know him through his biggest hit, "Don't Take Her (She's All I've Got)," which hit the top five twice in the 1960s and '70s.
If not for that, perhaps you've seen the singer,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 5:40 PM
"Jobs" opens with a scene of technology entrepreneur Steve Jobs introducing the iPod in 2001. As the Apple Inc. co-founder makes his way to a small stage, he passes ads for his own company that feature images of Einstein, Gandhi and Bob Dylan. For the...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 9:25 AM
Wednesday’s 50th anniversary commemoration of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom included several inspirational musical moments from the likes of gospel singer Shirley Caesar, who reprised the gospel standard “How I Got Over&...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Though the post-racial world has yet to materialize, there's no denying this country has changed some over the last half a century, with an African American family living in the White House and a 30-foot-high statue of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Close your eyes. Erase your mind. Forget about Taylor Swift, Katy Perry and the various extracurricular activities that have hobbled singer-guitarist-romantic John Mayer’s reputation off the playing field. Breathe, and think about the guitar while...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:11 AM
"What if we took 'Snakes on a Plane,' combined it with 'Jaws' and relocated the thing from an airliner to the Westside of Los Angeles?"
Someone, somewhere uttered those words before coming up with the idea for "Sharknado."
Which makes us wonder how one...