| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:17 PM
Six years in, it's reasonable to expect some growing pains from the Angel City Jazz Festival.
Heading into its third and most conventionally "festival-like" concert on its six-night schedule, which offered a slate of four acts under clear skies at the...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 2:04 PM
“There’s a lot we could talk about,” John Mayer told the crowd Saturday night at the Hollywood Bowl, but his plan, he added, was to keep the banter to a minimum.
A semi-legendary source of off-the-cuff (and sometimes off-color) stage...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 5:00 AM
After a week of the Los Angeles Philharmonic celebrating its 10th anniversary, Walt Disney Concert Hall is, at last, Walt Disney Concert Hall once again.
That is to say that the orchestra's season opening program Thursday night conducted by Gustavo...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
A stiff breeze blew across the Santa Monica Pier on a recent afternoon, kicking up sand and sea spray as visitors munched fried food and watched a man paint names on a grain of rice.
But sheltered inside a seafood joint, Mitchell Frank and Martin...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 8:50 PM
Headed baseball negotiations
during 1981 players strike
Ray Grebey, 85, who led Major League Baseball labor negotiations during the tumultuous 50-day strike that split the 1981 season, died Aug. 28 in Stamford, Conn. His family said he...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 5:21 PM
An accountant’s projection that Michael Jackson would have made as much as $1.5 billion if he’d taken his doomed “This Is It” 260-show world tour was attacked sharply Tuesday by a defense attorney, who said the singer had never...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:15 AM
Any discussion of the L.A. jazz landscape for the fall begins with the Angel City Jazz Festival. A cross-pollinated cornucopia of forward-thinking presented by Angel City Arts, the Jazz Bakery and the Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA, the sixth-...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 12:09 PM
Who is the H2O Music Festival for?
On paper, Saturday’s hash of old school hip-hop (A Tribe Called Quest, Big Boi), buffed-for-radio Latin pop (Pitbull, Prince Royce), bro-down EDM (DJ Chuckie) and highbrow pan-Latino soul (La Santa Cecilia)...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 11:59 AM
When Niall Horan of One Direction revealed Wednesday night that he’d “[come] here to party,” it seemed reasonable at that point in the show to assume that “here” meant Staples Center.
That’s where the British boy band...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The creation story behind "Astro-Mancy," MGMT's rhythmic freakout on its self-titled new album, is instructive when considering the duo's oblong output over the years. A band best known for its string of genre-defying dance-pop hits of 2008, "Time to...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
On a recent afternoon Thebe Kgositsile, 19, wandered around his sparse central Hollywood apartment lugging a gallon of orange juice and thinking about the logo to his fledgling music imprint Tan Cressida.
A piano melody looped from a computer plugged...