For some, Los Angeles' musical history fits nicely into categories; there was bouncing beach pop, Laurel Canyon folk, West Coast rap and Sunset Strip rock. But behind this shroud of notable names and iconic acts, there is a richer, more diverse portrait of music in Los Angeles.
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bigoneepA view worth crashing for?Legendary radio DJ Casey Kasem's trademark sign-off is "Keep your feet on the ground and keep reaching for the stars." Maybe, for safety's sake, he should change it to, "Keep your car on the road and keep reaching for the stars."
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Richard "Scar" Lopez, founding member of pioneering East LA Chicano rock group Cannibal and the Headhunters died last July 30 of lung cancer, the LA Times reports.
Most obituaries about Lopez's life and career (and the band's monster hit "Land of 1,000 Dances") are drawing from a great 2005 artic ... More >>
In this week's column (out Thursday) we rejoice over The Hills' cancellation and survey LA's newest upscale hotspots: Drai's, Trousdale and Industry. But the circus of celebs at Perez Hilton's Saturday night Carn-Evil birthday party at Paramount Studio almost outshined 'em all.
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Bono penned an Op-Ed for the New York Times yesterday morning listing his "Ten for the Next Ten," and one of his ten predictions concerns the future of creativity. Specifically, in a section called "Intellectual Property Developers," Bono warned of the catastrophe facing the TV and movie business ... More >>
Sure, the papers are full of stories of gas prices shooting up and housing prices plummeting, but those are new phenomena compared to the steady declines in the fortunes of the record industry. The latest sales numbers show a decrease of 11% over last year - and that includes legal digital downloads ... More >>