| Dec 29, 2013
| 1:57 PM
LAS VEGAS -- The show is called “Piece of Me,” and that’s exactly what it delivers -- no more, no less.
Clad in a version of the bedazzled bodysuit she wore a decade ago in the video for her song “Toxic,” Britney Spears...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Britney Spears helped usher dance music into the American pop mainstream with propulsive hit singles like "Toxic" and "Till the World Ends." So it's only fair that Las Vegas EDM culture is now returning the favor.
Sin City's recent musical revamp...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 10:03 AM
LAS VEGAS — One down, 99 (or so) to go.
Britney Spears on Friday night began her much-discussed two-year residency at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino, in which the onetime teen-pop superstar will perform a scheduled 100 shows through 2015, with...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
If snow tops your New Year's Eve wish list, head out to one of California's ski resorts. There's no guarantee it'll be snowing Tuesday at Bear Mountain, the Lake Tahoe resorts or Mammoth Mountain, but there should be enough white stuff on the ground to...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:18 PM
The artists arrived in perfectly timed succession, each a harmonic tine inside the music box: Atlas Genius, Bastille, Portugal. The Man, Capital Cities, Fitz & the Tantrums, the Neighbourhood, Lorde, Phoenix and Arcade Fire.
The five-plus-hours show at...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Listeners tuning in to KCSN's new HD2 radio station will notice something once unheard of but increasingly common in American culture: Spanish and English being spoken — and sung — together, almost interchangeably.
One day recently, for...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 12:19 PM
The raison d’être of Stevie Wonder’s annual holiday concert is the collection of toys for needy children in the Southland, something he’s done enthusiastically for 18 years now, each edition featuring a different lineup of friends,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 2:30 PM
This year’s Grammy nominations may be as muddled as usual, but the Recording Academy sent at least one straightforward message with the picks it announced Friday night: Rock music didn’t matter in 2013.
No rock albums made the shortlist...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 11:08 AM
Selena Gomez is taking a bit of a hiatus from music. For real.
The "Stars Dance" singer has canceled her upcoming tour dates in Australia, her rep told The Times. The dates would have begun in February and included five stops Down Under.
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Chuck Cecil went to his first big band show in 1939, driving with three high school friends in a Model A Ford to South Gate to see bandleader Jimmie Lunceford at the Trianon Ballroom.
The following year, he was at the opening of the Hollywood...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The foreign-language film field for the 2014 Academy Awards is an uncommonly strong one, incorporating the luscious fever dream "The Grand Beauty" (Italy), the heartbreaking family drama "Ilo Ilo" (Philippines) and "Gris Gris" (Chad), the story of a man...