See also: Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre and Tupac's Hologram at Coachella, April 15, 2012 Before kids' programming was relegated to cable, the major networks competed for young viewers. With the relatively new Fox network's penchant for cutting edge programming, their block of '90s shows for kids was no exce ... More >>
Family members of 75-year-old Sherman Oaks resident and "Soul Train" creator Don Cornelius found him dead in his home in the wee hours this morning, anonymous sources tell the Los Angeles Times. Reports of his death say he suffered a gunshot wound to the head at 12685 Mulholland Drive. (LAPD ... More >>
Don Cornelius, creator of Soul Train, is dead from a reportedly self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. He was 75. As our news blog The Informer reported this morning, Cornelius was found in his Sherman Oaks home and taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center around 4 a.m. Investigators from LA ... More >>
Frank TurnerIn the best tradition of the punk-rock troubadour, Frank Turner doesn't come armed with much more than a guitar and his anger. At 28, the hard-touring Englishman, who spent his early years in the hardcore band Million Dead, sounds every bit the wizened veteran on his past two alb ... More >>
New film documents America's funkiest TV dance show
This looks like a frickin' party. The great L.A. Record is bringing New York Night Train to LA tonight to host its Soul Clap Dance Off at the Nomad Gallery, which is tucked between i-5 and the LA River just north of Elysian Park.
Takashi Okazaki always liked the idea of being a DJ. In fact, he apparently has a pretty hefty collection of hip-hop, funk and soul on vinyl that needs to upload to his computer. But, as Okazaki said through a translator during our interview at Anime Expo, he thought that all DJs "were really cool ... More >>
Over the next two weeks, myself and a very talented cadre of contributors will be emulating the book above. Unlike said tome, it won't cost money and you'll get free MP3s--which, presumably, serve a tangible purpose. Now go cry into your near-beer, Phillip Ardagh, you lovable rogue. 50. Redman ft ... More >>
Once thought of as the last best hope for black leadership in troubled times, Bernard Parks is now a mayoral candidate with no support.
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