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  • Dixie Chicks perform in honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch benefit

    Dixie Chicks perform in honor of Rick Rubin at David Lynch benefit
    The Dixie Chicks made a rare U.S. concert appearance Thursday night as the headlining act at a benefit for the David Lynch Foundation. Held in a ballroom at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, the evening doubled as a salute to the record producer Rick Rubin,...
  • Los Angeles Modern Auctions sets record with Asawa, Nakashima works

    Los Angeles Modern Auctions sets record with Asawa, Nakashima works
    Los Angeles Modern Auctions (LAMA), which sold 86% of the nearly 400 lots offered in its Sunday sale, reported the highest total in its 22-year history Monday, realizing $5.12 million in sales, including commissions. The surprise of the show was the...
  • Banksy mural 'Kissing Coppers' and others don't impress at auction

    Banksy mural 'Kissing Coppers' and others don't impress at auction
    A mural depicting two lip-locked British bobbies created by the street artist Banksy sold at an auction in Miami on Tuesday for $575,000, which was at the low end of estimates. Two other Banksy works -- which the artist created during his monthlong...
  • Francis Bacon painting brings in about $70 million at auction

    Francis Bacon painting brings in about $70 million at auction
    A painting by Francis Bacon sold at a Christie's auction in London on Thursday for £42.4 million (about $70 million), exceeding the estimated selling price and representing a record price at auction for a single panel by the artist. A Bacon triptych...
  • Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel

    Critics call for more oversight of California accreditation panel
    In the last year, a little-known panel of educators has been denounced by state lawmakers, sued by San Francisco's city attorney and faulted by the federal government for violating its own policies. Critics have called the Accrediting Commission for...
  • All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any

    All the reasons we still need the Olympics: Uhhh, can't think of any
    As the controversies over the Sochi Winter Games pile up, it’s getting harder and harder to remember why the world continues its love affair with the Olympics. That’s not a jab at Russia. It’s a bigger question about whether the Games,...
  • SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars

     SAG Awards 2014: 'Hustle' cast wins, tightens race to Oscars
     "American Hustle" won just a single trophy at the Screen Actors Guild Awards — the really important one. The cast of David O. Russell's con-man tale took home SAG's cast award Saturday night, nudging "American Hustle" ahead of Oscar season's...
  • Obama names L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to head SBA

    Obama names L.A.'s Maria Contreras-Sweet to head SBA
    President Obama named Los Angeles businesswoman Maria Contreras-Sweet, the founder of a community bank and a former California Cabinet member, as his nominee to head the Small Business Administration. Obama said Contreras-Sweet, who has worked with...
  • Review: Jennifer Nettles searches for herself on 'That Girl'

    Review: Jennifer Nettles searches for herself on 'That Girl'
    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...
  • Actress Drew Barrymore sells Montecito estate for $6.35 million

    Actress Drew Barrymore sells Montecito estate for $6.35 million
    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...
  • Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive

    Door-to-door liquor delivery helps small stores survive
    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...