With the nearest Great Harvest Bread Company more than 40 miles away in Thousand Oaks, the western San Gabriel Valley's ripe for a bakery that mills its own wheat. Co-owner Patricia Diaz spent ten years researching franchises that would give her creative control without compromising corporate suppo ... More >>
Singer, songwriter and troubadour Bonnie "Prince" Billy is no stranger to film. The artist, whose real name is Will Oldham, got his start as a performer acting in John Sayles' Matewan (above, though the words are not part of the original film, but add-ons of the YouTube uploader). Oldham, however, ... More >>
THIS WEEK'S COMPREHENSIVE THEATER LISTINGSFor the weekend's New Reviews, press the "Continue Reading" tab at the bottom of this section.SONG OF EXTINCTION WINS STEINBERG/ATCA PRIZE
A scene from the world premiere of Song of Extinction; Photo courtesy of Moving Arts. The largest national award for ... More >>
Yesterday Will Oldham, aka Bonnie Prince Billy, did an instore performance at Amoeba Records on Sunset, and West Coast Sound's Nikki Darling was there to report on the scene:
Will Oldham gets French pedicures and shows them off while wearing flip-flops and Hawaiian board shorts. That's the first ... More >>
(Photos by Brian Putnam. Click images for Wicked's "Defying Inequality" slideshow.)On Sunday January 11, after two years of being the must-see musical at Hollywood's Pantages
Theater, fans bid Glinda and the Wicked Witch of the West a fond
farewell as the curtain fell for Wicked's final Southern Cal ... More >>
Okay, so on the surface perhaps a slow Thursday night in LA. No grand slams, it would seem, few hipster throw-downs. But I would like to present a few pieces of evidence that might provide a little nudge out the door tonight.
Item one: BLOWFLY.
Last year, I saw Blowfly open for Bonnie â€œPrince ... More >>
If you do a Google Image search for "Austin" this is one of the first things that pops up. Two girls at the 1998 Austin Corvette Day. Granted, this probably has nothing at all to do with SXSW--yet judging by my first impressions of this place, I wouldn't be the least bit surprised if by the end ... More >>
August 16 marks the 25th anniversary of the death of Elvis Presley. Four and a half months later, on January 2, 1978, the Sex Pistols arrived in America for their brief abortive tour, and the seam of history unraveled. Coincidence?