| Jan 15, 2014
| 8:29 AM
When Jennifer Nettles rhymes “a little kiss of freedom” with “a little room for breathin’” in her song “Me Without You,” context tells us she’s singing about the relief that accompanies the end of a troubled...
| Dec 26, 2013
| 3:18 PM
Mary Michaels keeps a bucket of treats under the counter for people who come in with dogs. She greets customers by first name. A woman walks in the front door just to tell Michaels that she's having a second baby.
Michaels owns Almor Wine & Spirits on...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Chuck Cecil went to his first big band show in 1939, driving with three high school friends in a Model A Ford to South Gate to see bandleader Jimmie Lunceford at the Trianon Ballroom.
The following year, he was at the opening of the Hollywood...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:41 AM
The Francis Bacon triptych that recently sold for a record-breaking amount at auction will go on public display at the Portland Art Museum in Oregon starting Saturday.
But the identity of the buyer who shelled out $142.4 million for the work remains a...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 10:18 AM
Vevet Underground drummer Maureen "Moe" Tucker reflected on friend and former bandmate Lou Reed in an appreciation published this weekend by British newspaper the Observer. Reed, 71, died in October of complications from a May liver transplant.
| Dec 4, 2013
| 12:51 PM
Norman Rockwell’s 1951 painting “Saying Grace” broke auction records Wednesday when it sold at Sotheby's in New York City for $46 million. That is the highest price an American painting has ever garnered at auction, Sotheby’s said....
| Nov 27, 2013
| 2:00 PM
A copy of the Bay Psalm Book, the first book printed in English-speaking North America, was purchased for $14.2 million on Tuesday night at Sotheby’s in New York.
There are 11 surviving copies of "The Whole Booke of Psalmes Faithfully Translated...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Those people who argue that print is dead just don’t understand the business model. A tiny book of psalms, printed in Colonial America in 1640 -- when digital referred to nothing more than fingers and toes -- has been sold for about $14.2 million, a...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Actress Drew Barrymore and her husband, art consultant William Kopelman, have sold the Montecito estate where they were wed for $6.35 million.
The 1937 traditional-style house sits on more than two acres with mature trees, an expansive lawn and a...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College.
The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 8:40 AM
An Andy Warhol work depicting a gruesome car crash has sold for $105.4 million at auction, a record amount for the pop artist. The sale was made Wednesday evening at a Sotheby's auction of contemporary art in New York.
The auction also featured the sale...