| 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...
| May 5, 2012
It had only been a few years since Adam Yauch had found fame as the in-your-face rapper and bass player MCA in the transgressive, boundary-breaking trio the Beastie Boys.
But in 1992 he was searching for something else, traveling in Nepal to snowboard...
| Apr 25, 2012
My favorite scene in Carole King's long-awaited "A Natural Woman" comes near the beginning — appropriately, since the teen hitmaker was the epitome of an early starter. The high school student born Carol Klein had just signed a recording contract...
| Mar 3, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Bobby Rogers, a singer-songwriter who was a founding member of the Motown group the Miracles, has died at 73. Rogers died early Sunday morning in Detroit after a long illness, according to the Associated Press.
As a songwriter, Rogers worked...
| Feb 8, 2013
| 7:17 AM
“What’s in a name,” quoth the Bard of Avon in “Romeo and Juliet.”
In the offices of the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, one of the deep South’s flagship theater companies, marketing director Meg Lewis has been trying to...
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:58 AM
Perhaps hoping to hit a home run of a different sort, former baseball outfielder Barry Bonds has put his Italian-inspired estate in Beverly Park up for sale at $25 million.
Designed to function both as a place to host large-scale events and as a family...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:01 PM
If the Pasadena Playhouse had decided to adopt a theme song when a dire economy and long-standing debts forced it to cease operations for most of 2010 while it tried to claw its way back to solvency, “Stand by Me,” the 1961 pop-soul classic...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Another day closer to the Super Bowl brings us another automaker teasing the ads they've paid millions to air.
This time it's Volkswagen, the company behind a number of memorable Super Bowl ads, including the adorable "The Force" spot from 2011 in...
| Dec 11, 2012
| 11:30 AM
Check the thermostat in hell -- it appears to have dropped below 32 degrees: Long-snubbed Canadian progressive-rock trio Rush will at long last be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year, along with Randy Newman, Public Enemy, Donna...
| Nov 28, 2012
| 8:04 AM
Adele named her sophomore album "21" after her age at the time she was recording it. This week, the title takes on new significance, as "21" becomes the 21st album in the history of Nielsen SoundScan to sell 10 million copies.
Last week the set -- which...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 9:18 AM
Earlier this month Pop & Hiss brought you Miguel's characteristically sleek remix of his song "How Many Drinks?" which features a guest verse from Kendrick Lamar.
Now there's a characteristically sleek video to go with it: On Friday, the two L.A.-...