Friday, February 22
KIRK DOUGLAS THEATRE
Kurt Rosenwinkel's playing is richly complex and challenging, and while he is smarter than most of us, smart people also feel. Thus, to label this guitarist as "intellectual" or "cerebral" does him a disservice. He is more poet than scientis ... More >>
Richie Sambora Is Putting Out an Indie Rock Album on Dangerbird. No, Seriously
Open Fields! Alleys! The Five Most Overused Backdrops for Band Promo Photos
Since his 2007 debut as Sea Wolf, Los Angeles native Alex Church has been compared to no fewer than 5 million other singer-songwriters with guit ... More >>
In honor of LA Weekly's new People Issue, here are seven events you can attend to celebrate people in L.A. this week, from the writers in our Calendar section:
7. Ryan McGinness
Work on display at Country Club L.A. from Fri., May 20 until Sat., July 2
"To the list of adjectives de ... More >>
Collection of Ken Trombly, Bethesda, Maryland. Photo by Dean A. Beasom.
You wouldn't think, in an era before movies, TV, or even radio, that it would take much convincing to get people to a magic show. Even the cups and balls routine must have been a thrilling alternative to singing in rounds ... More >>
By Jill Stewart
Big-time 405 FUBAR nightmare, a full-on freeway closure this evening. So stay away from the Westside of Los Angeles tonight because they are tearing down the Skirball Bridge near Getty Center. As we reported last December, there's going to be a lot of congestion for about three ... More >>
Elizabeth FladunBetty LaVetteOne of the best Betty LaVette stories came out of the veteran soul singer's performance a couple years ago at the Kennedy Center Honors in Washington, D.C. In a nod to one of the year's honorees, the Who, LaVette delivered a show-stopping rendition of "Love Reign ... More >>
Justin LoyNite JewelThere seems to be a lot on Ramona Gonzalez's mind these days, at least judging from the title track to Nite Jewel's new EP, Am I Real?
"How did it get so wrong with me?" she asks at the outset, moving on through a spandex-worthy web of bass, beats and synth to wonder "Wha ... More >>
[Updated throughout]: In what seems to have become a spring-and-summer tradition in Los Angeles, a two-acre fire broke out Monday in the Sepulveda Pass along the 405 freeway near Skirball Center Drive, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.
About 110 firefighters and three helicopter- ... More >>
Tuesday night, Zócalo hosted a tribute to Gourmet Magazine at the Skirball Center, with Laurie Ochoa, Jonathan Gold and Ruth Reichl in discussion with Evan Kleiman. Bloggers sat braced with their phones, calculating the perfect 140 character report. Their tweets, after the jump.
For all of you who've been crying over your old copies of Gourmet since the magazine folded in October, get an umbrella and get out of the house this evening. Evan Kleiman is moderating a Zócalo-sponsored talk celebrating Gourmet at the Skirball Center tonight at 7:30 p.m. Former Gourmet editor Rut ... More >>
If you live in the roughly 50 Southern California communities sprinkled between Granada Hills and the South Bay, or anywhere west of La Cienega Boulevard in L.A., you are about to live through the worst traffic nightmare ever along the most nightmarish stretch of freeway in the U.S.I'm talking ab ... More >>