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If "American Idol" doesn't crown a female winner this year, it'll be a full-on crime. The women in the running are just so much better than the men. That couldn't have been clearer on Wednesday night, when the top 10 paid homage to past "Idol" winners...
The great thing about the living-room jam session is that there are no rules, no set lists, no worries about when things start and when — or if — they’ll end. The potential downside? No rules, no set lists, no worries about when things...
Tags: Entertainment, Music, Tom Petty, Stevie Nicks, Concerts
Los Angeles Times Art CriticA translucent, animated condom filled with red candy hearts is an animated protagonist in Jordan Wolfson's marvelous video installation at REDCAT, the New York-based artist's solo debut in Los Angeles. Projected onto a white screen suspended on the...
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Edwin Q. White Saigon bureau chief for AP during Vietnam War Edwin Q. White, 90, who as Associated Press bureau chief in Saigon during the 1960s was part of a fabled crew of journalists who covered the Vietnam War, died Thursday in Honolulu, the...
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Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85. Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
Let's get down to brass tacks. Cadillac's all-new compact sedan, the 2013 ATS, is not a better car than its target, the BMW 3 Series. This single, lonely aspect of the ATS is all that matters to trunkfuls of self-proclaimed automotive cognoscenti...
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Pop & HissVan Halen returned to Los Angeles to perform to a hometown crowd at the Staples Center, where band members David Lee Roth, and Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang Van Halen performed during their "Different Kind of Truth" reunion tour. Times pop music critic...
Pop & HissSinger Herb Reed, the last original member of the '50s L.A. R&B group the Platters died Monday in Boston. Herb Reed continued touring with the Platters until 2011....
Pop & HissWith a little help from T Bone Burnett, Lisa Marie Presley gets back to bluesy-country basics in ‘Storm & Grace’ and breaks free from outside expectations....
When singer Roy Orbison was touring England in 1968, it had been four years since he last appeared at the top of the charts with "Oh, Pretty Woman," even though he continued playing live and recording long after the pulse of rock music shifted away from...
Tags: Music, Tom Petty, Jackson Browne, Germany, Rock and Roll (genre)
Opinion L.A.The bigger the campaign, the lamer the playlist. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a 19-song Spotify playlist on Friday, and in the grand tradition of presidential candidates, it was chock full of inoffensive hits. Not that the songs were bad.....
Pop & HissBruce Springsteen and the E Street Band offered a raucous set at South by Southwest in Austin on Wednesday night. The show featured cameos by Jimmy Cliff, Eric Burden, Joe Ely, Arcade Fire and others. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts was there....
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