| Nov 15, 2013
| 5:36 PM
In a development that illustrates the changing nature of the recording industry, the a capella singing group Pentatonix, which achieved national prominence on TV and cultivated a following on YouTube, has released an album that debuted in the top 10 of...
| Dec 5, 2013
Television viewers who find political ads more infuriating than enlightening will welcome a federal appeals court's ruling that Congress has the power to ban such advertising from public TV and radio stations "in order to preserve the essence of public...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Los Angeles’ increasing reputation as a capital for new classical music got further confirmation from the Grammy Awards on Friday night. Five recordings that involve the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Santa Monica new music series Jacaranda, the...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 8:49 PM
On my first trip to Valley Village, I was thinking up excuses to turn around and go home.
But Kristene Wallis had struck me as a lovely person, and I couldn't turn back after she'd generously offered to give me a bit of training. Plus, it was a chance...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 8:58 PM
The down-on-his-luck singer sat on the steps of Nashville's famed Grand Ole Opry, bemoaning the job he'd just lost at a radio station, when out walked country legend Hank Williams.
The celebrated but troubled singer and songwriter, who had just been...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:08 PM
Sometime between ring-a-ding-ding and hunk-a hunk-a burning love, America slipped into something more comfortable and Bob Thompson was there to help.
Thompson was one of the foremost composers and arrangers of what came to be known as "Space Age...
| May 27, 2013
Harry Birrell, 85, a radio reporter and news anchor whose deep bass voice was heard on KNX (1070) for more than 30 years, died Saturday at his home in Thousand Oaks of complications from interstitial lung disease, said his son Walker.
Birrell joined KNX...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 9:30 PM
Historical mysteries author sued publisher of 'Da Vinci Code'
Michael Baigent, 65, a writer who gained attention for launching a lawsuit contending that "The Da Vinci Code" stole ideas from his book, died of a brain hemorrhage June...
| Apr 30, 2013
We have a major difference of opinion.
And I understand why you are wrong.
You began the season thinking, and being told by the media, the Lakers were going to be great because they had so much talent.
You didn't get it in the first five games, so Mike...
| Jun 27, 2013
In the scheme of mythical hazards — that you should never swim immediately after eating, that touching a frog will give you warts, that you'll grow hair on your hands if you, well, you know — the idea that an iPod could bring down a plane...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 4:35 PM
Bryan Fazio, a 26-year-old Navy veteran and MBA student, has the same combination of bad luck and fierce determination as my sister.
They both live with the equivalent of a death sentence, having been diagnosed years ago with cancer. And they both...