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Tickets for the Hollywood Bowl went on general sale to the public Saturday morning at 10 a.m., and for Alisha Staten, Gwen Corben, Sheila Tunnel and their cohorts, this ... More >>
Rob Zombie remembers the first time he saw Jaws. It was in 1975. He was a child at the time, probably in fourth grade by his recollections. "There wasn't anything scary happening," he remembers. Yet Jaws became a legend of the horror genre it was, in a large part, thanks to the music. "John Williams ... More >>
Dennis "D.Anthony" Robertson has moved back and forth between the business and music worlds for years now.
An aspiring drummer, he first began promoting acts at B.B. King's at Universal Studios, working his way into management and eventually ownership of the club. When that venture ended a few ye ... More >>
The first few minutes of Lincoln play out like a parody of the expectations of Steven Spielberg's detractors. The Great Emancipator rests like a humble Solomon upon a hard wooden chair, surrounded by freely mixing black and white soldiers of that great war of his. One black soldier dares to speak of ... More >>
Timothy NorrisCalifornia knows how to party.
It's the unofficial state motto. But not only do we know how, we know where. Los Angeles is home to a wide spectrum of live music venues, from the teeniest Echo Park hole-in-the-wall only you and five friends know, to grand ol' ... More >>
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5. Music Box
See also: R.I.P. the Music Box? Legendary Hollywood Venue Shuttered [UPDATE: Short-term?]
News of the Music Box's overnight shuttering this month was met wi ... More >>
Breakfast Club scene from the musical revue For the Record: John Hughes (Holiday Road)If you were alive in the 1980's, chances are that the films of John Hughes have worked their way into your memory and/or heart. Whether it was that kiss over cake in Sixteen Candles, that never ending detent ... More >>
Mathew Imaging"If Timothy Leary was here he'd say 'Boy did they give me some real good stuff," quipped AFI Movie Quiz host Alex Trebek about patrons' light sticks.
There's typically a spot on the September Hollywood Bowl calendar for its revue of classical Hollywood scores, aka The Big Pictu ... More >>
Interview by Sean O'Connell
Trumpet player and New Orleans native Terence Blanchard is a very busy man, but when he isn't blasting his fiery, post-bop horn on a recording date or scoring the latest Hollywood drama, he always makes time for the stage. From August 19th through the 21st, Blan ... More >>
"Hey Oscar! Take your paperwork and shove it up your gold-plated arse!" screams Brian EnoWe fess up to not having paid much attention to the current film The Lovely Bones, a remake of 1990's Ghost with the Patrick Swayze part played by a prepubescent girl and the Demi Moore part played by Mar ... More >>
The current issue of visually spiffy pop culture magazine Royal Flush has a really interesting interview with Ahmet Zappa, where he reveals details of his dad Frank's surprising friendship with legendary comics maverick Jack Kirby. (Yes, the LA Times blogged about this a month ago, but bear with us. ... More >>
The appeal of a piece of music can be measured by how well it can be covered. If you can change not just the musicians, but the instruments, and still come out with something solid, then it's a winner. Take "The Imperial March (Darth Vader's Theme)" as an example. Ever since its first appeara ... More >>
We sat perhaps 100 to 150 feet away from Gustavo Dudamel at the Hollywood Bowl last night, watching as he whipped his wiry, pale-skinned little body around the stage like dancer whose DNA somehow got mixed up with Lieutenant Commander Data from Star Trek.I wanted to snack on my brie-and-figs picni ... More >>
The L.A. County Federation of Labor, to which I belong as a union delegate, threw an Inauguration Day viewing breakfast this morning. Like the Fed's annual Labor Day breakfast and other early morning rallies, this one showed some health-consciousness in the chicken sausage cakes and turkey bacon off ... More >>