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  • Jack Kirby and Frank Zappa, a cosmic friendship

     
    Now there's a headline that catches your eye. Yes it turns out that late Frank Zappa, the restless musical genius who may have been the most committed inconoclast in the history of rock, was a pal to the late Jack......
  • Chris Pine, Allison Janney among 2008-09 Ovation nominees [Updated]

     
    Recognizing excellence in Los Angeles-area theater, the L.A. Stage Alliance announced its Ovation Award nominations for the 2008-09 season this evening. Leading the pack are the El Portal Theatre's revival of "Smokey Joe's Cafe" with 10 nominations;...
  • Live review: Phish at Empire Polo Club in Indio

     
    The band's three-day Halloween weekend blowout leaves its loyal legion of fans heated up and happy. Besides the Rolling Stones, U2 and Bruce Springsteen, it's hard to think of many rock acts that could crowd the Empire Polo Club in......
  • R. Crumb had 'no intention to ridicule' with his Bible adaptation

     
    Reed Johnson, one of the best cultural journalists in the country, caught up with R. Crumb to talk about his new biblical excursions. Here's an excerpt from the piece. It's a good one. --- G.B. The artist who gave the......
  • 'All You Need Is Love' finally arrives in U.S.

    'All You Need Is Love' finally arrives in U.S.
    British documentary maker Tony Palmer called his 17-hour TV series exploring the origins of American popular music “All You Need Is Love,” because John Lennon told him it would make a great title. But in the three decades since he made it, it'...
  • David Benoit: All that jazz and more

    David Benoit: All that jazz and more
    It was not the kind of thing that happened to him very often -- at least not back then. Three decades ago, David Benoit was a Los Angeles jazz pianist in his 20s, with two albums on a small label. He played birthdays, bar mitzvahs and small nightclubs as...
  • LA Names Nic Harcourt Editor at Large, Music & Culture

    LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2008 - LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine today announced the selection of Nic Harcourt as Editor at Large, Music & Culture. Beginning February 8, 2009, in LA's January/February double Oscar issue, Harcourt will contribute a...
  • Pop music and jazz figures

    Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
  • Cultural capitals of Europe

    The newly anointed Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2009 are Linz, Austria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, both a bit off the continent's prime tourist paths. Separated by the Czech Republic and Poland, these central and northern European cities are near...
  • Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger's 'End. > vacuum' to premiere at UCLA's Royce Hall

    Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger's 'End. > vacuum' to premiere at UCLA's Royce Hall
    As the guitarist for hard-edged pop-rock band Incubus, Mike Einziger has headlined arenas and festivals around the world. But standing in a rehearsal room at Los Angeles Valley College in front of an assembly of trained musicians gearing up to perform his...
  • 'Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life' by John Adams

    'Hallelujah Junction: Composing an American Life' by John Adams
    JOHN ADAMS is the voice of America. His instrumental music, and particularly that for the orchestra, conveys the American experience broadly. He is generous in his interests, which include the maverick Yankee-isms of Charles Ives, the populist strains...