| May 30, 2014
| 1:30 PM
In her first exhibition at China Art Objects, Julia Dault explores a staple of children’s art projects: the “scratch-through” painting. Her beautiful abstractions fairly burst with the excitement of discovering layers of brilliant...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 8:14 PM
| May 2, 2014
| 1:00 PM
The sounds of music thumping and feet pounding to the beat reverberate from the mirrored studios inside a nondescript building in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District. This is the home of the Millennium Dance Complex, where on any given night the figure...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:27 PM
The direction of Florida Grand Opera’s production of Jules Massenet’s “Thais” is mostly the domain of choreographer-director Renaud Doucet. But the look is all Andre Barbe’s.
Famous in operatic circles for their...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 1:05 PM
James DeBarge, the R&B soul singer who was a member of the group DeBarge, has been arrested on suspicion of narcotics possession in South Los Angeles.
The 50-year-old former husband of Janet Jackson known for hits in the 1980s such as "All This Love"...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Many waking up to find the name "Frankie Knuckles" trending this morning may have been a little baffled, wondering whether perhaps an old-time pugilist had passed. In a sense this was true, but instead of his fists, the Chicago dance music producer...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 6:49 PM
Call it the incredible shrinking Super Bowl halftime.
In recent years, Beyonce, Madonna, Paul McCartney, Prince and Bruce Springsteen headlined the year’s biggest nationally televised mini-concert. But Sunday we got a one-man wedding band.
| Jan 18, 2014
| 8:13 PM
Don Engel had only a small law firm in Los Angeles — just two or three attorneys in addition to him and his wife. But a phone call from Engel could strike fear among the loftiest executives in the music business.
Engel, who represented some of the...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:04 PM
Being chased or attacked. Being nude in public. Dying. Drowning. Falling. Flunking a test.
These calamities star in the classic nightmares that haunt our sleepy time under the sheets.
I bet Sam Rubin gladly would have traded any of those nocturnal...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 6:22 AM
It's hard to believe it's been 10 years since Janet Jackson was so gracious to add a memorable phrase to our collective pop culture lexicon. For your contribution "wardrobe malfunction," we thank you.
The incident during Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 8:52 AM
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Beyonce surprised even her most ardent followers a few days ago by releasing her fifth studio album, “Beyonce” (Columbia), in one giant package on iTunes. The 14 songs and 17 videos comprise a “visual album,”...
| Jan 12, 2014
Ask Nancy Reinsdorf about her day, and she'll tell you, "I buy a lot of crickets."
That's because of the bearded dragon she, husband, Michael, and their three children have at their north suburban home. And the gecko. And the two frogs. And the hermit...