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In “A Heap of Livin’,” playwright Elliot Shoenman surveys the minefield of family interactions, in this case between a widowed folksinger and his two very different daughters. In that, this undemanding comedy-drama recalls such...
Pop & HissClassic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
Jacket CopyScott Turow shares some musical favorites with KCRW; he'll be playing with the Rock Bottom Remainders later this month....
Pop & HissDoc Watson, whose guitar style was an influence on generations of folk players, died on Tuesday near his North Carolina home. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers an appreciation....
Pop & HissHis Wednesday set at Berlin's sold-out Olympic Stadium was tied to his new album "Wrecking Ball." But his between-song banter took on the one percent as well....
Pop & HissA new book traces the history of Woody Guthrie's 'This Land Is Your Land.' In the 1950s, Woody Guthrie's best-known song became part of elementary school education through the efforts of music publisher Howie Richmond....
L.A. NOWMore than 300 protesters, many representing the Occupy movement, marched from the Olvera Street area across from Union Station and headed south along Los Angeles Street. The protest encompasses four caravans or "winds" that were to converge at 6th and.......
Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...
Pop & HissDozens of musicians salute rock icon Bob Dylan in new Amnesty International tribute album. The "Chimes of Freedom" collection encompasses 75 recordings of songs written by Bob Dylan....
Culture Monster“Great Performances” 9 p.m., Friday KOCE: "Let Me Down Easy": Anna Deavere Smith portrays several different characters, sharing their life experiences....
Pop & HissFor those who have been complaining that there are no protest songs in pop music right now, ’90s icon Ani DiFranco serves up a well-meaning but predictable specimen in the title song to her new studio album. With a contribution from activist...
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