Phil Jackson was the man everyone seemed to want. But it was former Suns coach Mike D'Antoni who got the job as the next coach of the Lakers following the abrupt firing of Mike Brown at the team's dismal 1-4 mark this season. According to a team statement Lakers spokesman John Black ...
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Lina LecaroA "feliz" fest.The period from now until Labor Day will be fest-full to say the least. Sunset Strip Music Fest, Sunset Junction Street Fair and FYF Fest will see hordes moving through the streets of LA, angling for a view of their favorite bands, gnawing on greasy grub from the foo ... More >>
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Yoko OnoJohn Lennon would have turned 70 next week, and among the events celebrating the legendary Beatle are two shows this weekend featuring a reconstituted Plastic Ono Band, the loose collective of musicians Lennon assembled 40 years ago. His widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon (the musica ... More >>
The Los Angeles Lakers will get a parade downtown Monday to celebrate the team's championship win Thursday night against the Boston Celtics. The 11 a.m. parade will run down Figueroa Street from Staples Center to Jefferson Boulevard. The team will ride on a special float. Between 500,000 and ... More >>
The Henry Clay PeopleThe Henry Clay People's jagged, college-educated barroom rock has wormed its way into a lot of Angeleno hearts the past couple of years, its classic riff-slinging and manic shout-singing somehow turning the high anxiety of "Working Part Time" into catharsis. The quintet's ... More >>
Activists opposed to Arizona's controversial immigration law plan to picket the Lakers Western Conference finals game against the Phoenix Suns at Staples Center Monday. They've expressed particular ire for Lakers' coach Phil Jackson because he hasn't voiced opposition to the law. "We are not happy ... More >>
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Crowd at Mozza saw the Lakers squad gather in a private dining room to study the Jazz-Rockets game over pizza. Guess who paid?
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