| May 7, 2006
IN one, a poor woman from the west coast of Ireland flies, to the strains of a lonely Celtic melody, to Graceland to pay homage to Elvis Presley. In another, a British soldier wounded in World War II wanders London, recalling the days when he danced to...
| Feb 27, 2009
| 2:12 PM
TÊTE-À-TÊTE: JIMMY SMITS
If it seems Jimmy Smits has been in our living rooms for the best part of 20 years, its because he has. With iconic roles on L.A. Law, NYPD Blue, The West Wing, Cane and a recent stint on Showtimes Dexter, this actor has...
| Jul 31, 2000
Because I've heard teen sensation Britney Spears' two albums, I figured I'd be less than enthralled by her concert Saturday at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in Irvine, so I took along my favorite 8-year-old, Lindsey, to see how the whole thing...
| Mar 14, 2009
In the midst of what essentially was a dance party Thursday night at the House of Blues in West Hollywood, singer Raul Malo set down the twangy guitar he'd been strumming joyfully for an hour, dismissed the members of his five-piece band -- except for...
| Jan 31, 2010
"There is no gum chewing allowed anywhere inside Lula Washington Dance Theatre," a sign warns on the dance academy's front door. Dwarfed by the big-box retail stores of Crenshaw Boulevard, the unassuming low-rise shell belies its explosive contents --...
| Feb 2, 2010
Grammy viewers might have wondered what the bleep happened to the music.
During a medley performed near the end of Sunday's award show by rappers Lil Wayne, Eminem and Drake, CBS silenced the audio at least 10 times, presumably due to salty language....
| Feb 16, 2010
Dale Hawkins, a singer-guitarist best known for his 1957 hit “Susie-Q,” which became a rock anthem, died Saturday in Little Rock, Ark., his family announced. He was 73.
He was diagnosed with colon cancer more than four years ago, according to...
| Mar 29, 2009
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich
Peter Maravelis and Craig Clevenger Two of the contributors to "San Francisco Noir 2" will read and sign copies of the new anthology. Diesel Bookstore, 225 26th St., Santa Monica. 3 p.m. Free. (310)...
| Apr 12, 2009
Four new works were commissioned for the
H BOX in 2009, and they will have their world premieres at the OCMA show. The artists are:
The 46-year-old New York-based artist has had 76 public exhibitions and 16 solo shows over the years....
| Feb 28, 2010
The Nineties Revolution in Music
Faber & Faber: 162 pp., $14 paper
Culture Is Our Weapon
Making Music and Changing Lives in Rio de Janeiro
Patrick Neate and Damian Platt, preface by Caetano Veloso
Penguin: 224 pp., $14...
| Oct 28, 2010
| 7:00 PM
"Life," Keith Richards' 500-plus-page autobiography, is a life story remarkably short on life stories — or at least the sort we might expect.
Partly, of course, that's a matter of memory. "The ultimate party," Richards writes, "if it's any good,...