Billionaire Alan Casden plans "transit concierge" for his project at 405 and Pico
Don Was is a frequent sight at shows around L.A. He's hard to miss: all hair, hat, sunglasses, and smiles. He made a name for himself as a bass player with Was (Not Was) as well as a producer for the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and Bonnie Raitt. Last year, he became the president of Blue Note Records. ... More >>
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
By Kirk Silsbee Rhythm and blues giant Johnny Otis passed away on Tuesday in Altadena. He was 90. At times a bandleader, talent scout, club owner, and broadcaster, among other titles, his caravan tours in the 1950s helped popularize R&B throughout the country. His influence on the genre is incalcul ... More >>
L.A. developers seek yet another Century City
Long Beach shop helped foster the G-Funk era
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LA CurbedTwo towering 'scrapers adjacent to Capitol Records will only be the beginning.Tomorrow morning, at the ungodly hour of 8:30 a.m., the L.A. Planning Commission will vote on a new "community plan" for Hollywood that could change our city as we know it. It's not as glamorous, PR-friend ... More >>
Jena ArdellDaniel Balk of The Postelles. WHO: The Postelles WHERE: The Echo WHEN: 6/28/11 "Come on L.A., prove to me you're louder than New York!" Postelles lead singer Daniel Balk yelled to the crowd at Tuesday night's gig at the Echo. Met by modest cheers, he continued to evoke the age-o ... More >>
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Yesterday the California State Lottery and Warner Bros. Records announced a landmark partnership that will place images of the label's vast and ever expanding roster on lottery tickets. Here, we'll let the Cali Lottery explain: Warner Bros. Records and the California Lottery announced today ... More >>
Remembering Les Paul's Sound and Vision
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Hip-hop duo celebrates a decade in L.A.
"We'd been around the world ten times and done Glastonbury, Redding, and Leeds before people had even thought about leaving LA. And we've never been heralded by any local media."
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The analog pleasures of Radiohead's digital revolution by Randall Roberts (Photo by John Spinks) There are a few different ways to get to Big Sur from Los Angeles, but in the big picture it doesn't matter which route you take, because regardless, you're leaving Los Angeles and going to Big Sur. You ... More >>
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Our city gets vertical with a crop of new high-rise condos
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Photographs by Max S. Gerber
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