Henry Stone is one of those legends in the music biz; he ran ventures including the mega-successful, disco-heavy TK Records (responsible for KC & The Sunshine Band and many more), and helped pioneer the way popular music is distributed and promoted. Hint: In all the sleazy ways you can imagine.
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Alfonso Ribeiro of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air might do the nerdiest, preppiest dance of all time.
But that didn't stop hundreds if not thousands of followers from joining him yesterday at Universal CityWalk and other locales in ... More >>
With a name like Woody's Toys, it has to be good.
Good meaning bad. At least according to federal authorities, who this week threw the book at two co-owners, three employees and two clients of the City of Industry toy wholesaler for allegedly doing way more than importing toys.
A two-count indictm ... More >>
The fourth CicLAvia bike event opens the streets of downtown L.A. to non-motorists this Sunday, April 15. Originating in Bogota, Columbia, in 1974, the South American event now reserves a whopping 75 miles of street for cyclists and pedestrians. Here at home, we'll see a 10 mile web with 5 branches ... More >>
A wise way to roll?We told you last year about a study that concluded motorists under the influence of marijuana might actually be better drivers because they often go slower and are thus more deliberate about their actions behind the wheel.
This week new research seems to contradict that an ... More >>
Franco file.After writing books, teaching at NYU, taking classes at Columbia, hosting Saturday Night Live and, oh yeah, acting in movies, James Franco might have found his true calling:
Making a documentary about smut.
Because those who can't do teach (or make documentaries), apparently. He ... More >>
Max SparberIf the celebrity nightlife scene seems as giddy as ever and your favorite party girl remains quite chatty, you know why:
Cocaine is economical and plentiful in these here parts. And despite a build up of more than 40,000 of agents along the U.S.-Mexico border, bloody Latin America ... More >>
ColumbiaBattle: Los Angeles.Sixty-nine years ago tonight the air raid sirens wailed across Los Angeles as frightened residents looked to the western skies.
It was nearly three months after Pearl Harbor and the start of World War II for the United States so, needless to say, people on the lef ... More >>
ColumbiaBattle Los Angeles.As if Angelenos don't have enough to worry about -- the big one, some of the worst roads in the nation, Lindsay Lohan refusing to leave -- we have an apocalyptic scenario to enjoy next month.
In the March 11 film Battle Los Angeles aliens invade our fair city. Stat ... More >>
Variety announces that the Robert Johnson recordings from 1936-1937, without a doubt the most legendary set of blues recordings ever, will be re-released in a super-deluxe "Centennial Edition."
These are hallowed recordings that have changed the lives of Eric Clapton, Keith Richards, Bob Dyl ... More >>
diebmxPorn!Implementation of the ".xxx" domain name suffix was delayed by the international organization responsible for such things. Darn. We need this. Because a name like YouPorn (.com) isn't quite clear enough for us.
ICANN (the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers) postpo ... More >>
Mayor V. on his bike.If you were mad about the traffic trauma created by President Obama's Westside visit last month, if the annual Los Angeles Marathon's street closures raise your blood pressure, or if you're simply tired of being passed by bicyclists as you crawl down Wilshire Boulevard, b ... More >>
La VidaMemories of the Columbia Bar & Grill become increasingly distant with each successive new restaurant that occupies the building at the southeast corner of Sunset and Gower. Sort of like thinking back to the Harry Cohn era of Columbia Pictures during the studio's -- and the establishmen ... More >>
What follows are a few random notes on LA-based nominees for the 2009 Grammys, which were announced yesterday in downtown LA. If you're looking for thoughts on the big-ass pop categories, go elsewhere; we're going to try and wade through the rock and lesser known categories without throwing u ... More >>