Friday, January 18
EL REY THEATRE
In 2009, the Nigerian government forcefully shut down the Shrine, the home base of Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti. By now, however, not only is the Shrine back, it's a government-endorsed museum -- a sign, Femi Kuti told one reporter, that the revolutionar ... More >>
Last night's SoCal Journalism Awards -- an annual affair put on by the L.A. Press Club -- were more star-spangled than usual. Among the presenters and honorees were Martin Sheen, Ron Perlman (so much shorter in person, but with an even bigger voice), Daniel Pearl's extended family and every journal ... More >>
It's award season again for America's journalists, and LA Weekly is racking up the noms like a fat chick on Pinterest.
On a national scale, the Association of Alternative Newsmedia just released its list of finalists for the annual AltWeeklies Awards, the most coveted alt-plaques around. At that Ju ... More >>
Timothy NorrisSee also: Our Morrissey slideshow
Morrissey & Kristeen Young
The Shrine Auditorium
Better than ... walking down Hoover in a blue-&-gold Bruins shirt after the big game.
For a person who once famously declared that he was celibate, Steven Patrick Morrissey is clearly ... More >>
Falling JamesThe St. Louis singer-provocateur Kristeen Young put on quite the fascinating one-woman show at the Hotel Café, defying the boundaries of technology, the laws of gravity and the mood swings of a fussy soundman. She was decked out in a style that was truly all her own, with a witc ... More >>