Five years ago, William Close's house in Malibu caught fire and burned to the ground. This was even more devastating because his life's work -- a collection of giant, almost sculptural instruments, including something he calls his Earth Harp, painstakingly constructed over the past decade -- acted a ... More >>
So Kathy Griffin has this term of, well, not endearment -- whatever the opposite of endearment is -- for the Creative Arts Emmys. She calls them "The Schmemmys," basically because they're the nerdy little sister of the Emmys, where the supposedly second-tier awards are given out.
We don't know if M ... More >>
Eric AndrèThey've got the talent, the credits and the buzz, and all are poised to make the leap to the comedic Big Leagues in 2012. Here are the individuals, groups and projects that will have Los Angeles talking -- and more important, laughing -- next year. Some are our picks, but some are selecti ... More >>
Timothy NorrisMayor Hawthorne and Peanut Butter WolfStones Throw Records 15th Anniversary Party
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Stones Throw Records has long been an anomaly in the music industry, boasting a genre defying ... More >>
photo by Sidney BensimonRussia dances to music by Ariana Delawari
Performance artists making out in the lobby, belly-dancers popping out of the ether, acrobats flexing pool-side, Mia Doi Todd serenading the audience from atop of the fireplace -- Nicole Disson's performance art extravaganza TH ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Prince Poppycock is pretty in Pride.You can always expect a few things on the music stage during LA Pride weekend: powerhouse divas belting, audacious drag queens, lithe boys shaking it in something skimpy, highly danceable grooves throughout and in between it all, and signers int ... More >>
Vince BucciWilma Swartz and Sandy Twinkletoes
David Cotner delves into the world of ventriloquists at the premiere of Dumbstruck, Mark Goffman's documentary about five "vents," as they call each other, in the Considerable Town column in this week's print edition.
One of the five is Terry Fa ... More >>
The historic Biltmore.An America's Got Talent contestant who says his wife was murdered at the Biltmore Millennium Hotel downtown filed a lawsuit against the venue for allegedly lax security that he blames for the purported attack.
One big issue that we see with the suit is that the death of ... More >>
millenniumhotels.comThe Biltmore: Nice, but haunted?Any way you look at it, the death of 48-year-old Alta Loma resident Laura Finley is mysterious. She fell six stories down a stairwell at the circa-1923 Millennium Biltmore Hotel a week before Halloween.
And already people are saying that th ... More >>
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel was the site of a spooky death.Updated after the jump with the woman's husband, who allegedly was on ecstasy that morning, claiming that someone pushed her. First posted at 6 a.m.
The Millennium Biltmore Hotel downtown was built in 1923, and if its walls could s ... More >>
Lina Lecaro Rebel's a hot trampIn this week's Nightranger column (out tomorrow), we cover some of LA's most flamboyant polysexual characters and performers (nothing new), but ya know what is? Many of them are suddenly infiltrating the national pop mainstream in a big way.
Ryan Heffington -a ... More >>
Glitch Mob provide the music for Fighting Gravity's aerial acrobatics.America's got talent and beats, evidently.
All things considered -- the rising cultural cachet of Flying Lotus, the crossover appeal of Baths, the insane showmanship of the Gaslamp Killer -- former Low End Theory affiliate ... More >>
In downtown Los Angeles last night, some set out for the Music Center to see Ukranian bass Vitalij Kowaljow sing a passionate farewell to his daughter, as Wotan in Wagner's "Ring" cycle, while others tucked into the Central Library to see Timur Bek ... More >>