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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 >>
Playboy Jazz Festival
This past weekend the Playboy Jazz Festival celebrated its 34th anniversary with two days of bands, both jazz and otherwise. It was also a farewell to Bill Cosby, who would be MCing for the last time. The crowd came prepared to party and even caught some ... More >>
Better than... standing in line next door to get a $7 sausage.
Last night, amid the racks of clothes and enormous spread of Cuban and tubed-meat offerings at Apolis' Common Gallery, Cuban pianist Alfredo Rodriguez provided a sampling of his Quincy Jones-pro ... More >>
Bill Cosby's sweaters are psychedelic.When public officials debated the safety of raves last winter, advocates among them often compared them to rock concerts and events at the Hollywood Bowl.
We had to work to hold down our laughter. After all, the Electric Daisy Carnival in June saw more t ... More >>
He's got money to blow, right?Playboy gets (Young) Money.
Last June, Playboy Enterprises Inc. sued rapper Drake for copyright infringement. The Hefner empire claimed that The Young Money/Cash Money Records artist's breakthrough song "Best I Ever Had" used samples from the 1975 song "Fallin' ... More >>
[Here at LA Weekly, we're honored to count with the services of LA's Top Jazz Journalist, the inimitable Brick Wahl. We asked Brick to weigh in on the Esperanza Spalding Grammy upset. Brick has been an Esperanza fan from way back, and he was happy to put it all in context for us (and ... More >>
The 32nd Annual Playboy Jazz Festival had its typical big-name veterans play - George Benson, Marcus Miller, Chick Corea, Manhattan Transfer - but it was the lesser known performers who almost stole the show.
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave. and Naturally 7 made their first appearances and the Pete ... More >>
Jenn GarbeeRed Igloos Are So Last Year
Jazz and jello shots. Where exactly does that leave you? At the Playboy Jazz Festival, trying to figure out how to assemble that tuna salad sandwich, bread or fish first. Good thing it's tasty both ways.
If you've never been to the annual Hollywood B ... More >>
Even if the only ink you sweat is your printer cartridge and your idea of iron comes in your vitamin supplements, there's a lot to recommend at this weekend's Ink-N-Iron Festival: the tunes. Among the the tatted masses, meticulously coiffed pompadours, corseted pin-up girls and acres of machi ... More >>
There are a few different reasons why you should be excited about the just announced King Sunny Ade concert at the Echoplex on Friday, May 7, which Jason Bentley scooped and announced on Morning Becomes Eclectic this morning. First, if you're a clumsy dancer and want to steal a few effervescent move ... More >>