| Sep 7, 2012
| 8:37 AM
Shepard Fairey, the Los Angeles street artist, has received a sentence of two years' probation and a $25,000 fine in his criminal contempt case involving his "Hope" poster of Barack Obama. The sentence was handed down Friday morning in a New York court....
| Oct 5, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In a concert last month at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, the buzzy English singer Paloma Faith crouched down near the floor to sing "Let Me Down Easy." It's a tough-love song associated with a number of hardy soul-music veterans, including Bettye LaVette and...
| Oct 7, 2012
| 12:58 PM
The Black Keys spent the beginning of last week in New York City, where they played for more than 60,000 people at a massive outdoor concert in Central Park with Neil Young and Foo Fighters. Saturday evening, they ended the week at L.A.’s Staples...
| Jun 4, 2012
| 2:18 PM
Shepard Fairey and Neil Young helped to unveil art dealer Perry Rubenstein's new Los Angeles gallery at a swank party on Saturday. The new art space isn't scheduled to officially open until late June, but Saturday's event was a soft launch attended by...
| Jun 25, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Regen Projects, the prominent West Hollywood art gallery founded in 1989, is moving to a new location in Hollywood, on Santa Monica Boulevard just east of Highland Avenue. The official opening isn't scheduled until Sept. 22, but the gallery has provided a...
| Oct 19, 2012
| 2:40 PM
Fans of classic disco and early electronic dance music have reason to rejoice: The respected and innovative Italian producer Giorgio Moroder has started offering classic rarities via his new Soundcloud page.
Moroder, 72, is best known for his work with...
| Oct 24, 2012
| 8:00 AM
Still a relatively new presence in the Los Angeles art scene, Matthew Marks Gallery is already expanding the footprint of its West Hollywood space. The gallery said it is opening a new building -- and a space for visitor parking -- just a few steps away...
| Oct 25, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Kendrick Lamar's "good kid, m.A.A.d city" has received no shortage of media attention since its release on Monday, including rave reviews in Rolling Stone, Pitchfork and SPIN, and an in-depth feature by The Times' August Brown.
When best-of-2012 lists...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The street artist of choice for rock musicians, Shepard Fairey has lent his talent to the Rolling Stones, creating an updated logo for the band on the occasion of their 50th anniversary. The Rolling Stones formed in 1962, led by Mick Jagger, with Keith...
| Oct 26, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Unbuckling the mailbag:
Question: Is this really a big deal? One USC football player changing his number shouldn't warrant this much attention.
Answer: I'll grant you that one USC jersey swap against Colorado at the Coliseum is not as...
| Apr 14, 2012
| 3:58 PM
Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...