| Aug 3, 2011
| 4:07 PM
Unpredictability is a given for Bryan Longpre when making the brief jog from the bullpen to the pitcher's mound. That's life being a relief pitcher, something Longpre doesn't forget while staring into his catcher for a sign before uncorking his first...
| Oct 8, 2008
A month ago, William Kraft turned 85, and about that time the composer finished the series of chamber pieces he calls "Encounters," which he began in the early '70s. "Encounters XV" had its world premiere Monday night at Zipper Concert Hall as the final...
| Jun 2, 2008
Harry Partch invented and built his own weird (and beautiful) instruments. He developed his own weird (and beautiful) micro-tonal musical scale, adding an extra 31 pitches to the normal 12. He created his own odd aesthetic that joined modern music with...
| Oct 20, 2008
A Lou Harrison craze has appeared frustratingly just around the corner ever since this poster boy for gorgeous nonconformist California music died in 2003. Friday night Jacaranda, Santa Monica's new music series, opened its new season with a half-Harrison...
| Jan 11, 2010
| 4:04 PM
LOS ANGELES -- Pete Carroll says the only reason he is leaving Southern California to become Seattle Seahawks coach is because the challenge was too good to pass up.
The Seahawks hired the charismatic coach away from USC on Monday.
At a news...
| Apr 17, 2009
For all of the modern innovations and retro themes that fuel Hollywood night life, one thing remains contemporary and constant. There will always be "the" red-hot new club packed with trend-conscious twentysomethings eager to dance, drink and make out...
| Apr 3, 2008
After getting killed off "Smallville," John Schneider may have played the smutty Ram Peters on "Nip/Tuck," but he's going back to a more family-friendly role with his next project.
The former "Dukes of Hazzard" star has been tapped alongside Molly...
| Apr 15, 2008
Actors are starting to couple up for ABC Family's latest series.
Former " Melrose Place" co-star Josie Bisset and Mark Derwin have joined the cast of ABC Family's as-yet untitled drama from "7th Heaven" creator Brenda Hampton, according to The...
| Jul 21, 2009
No one official is commenting on the record, but Entertainment Weekly's Michael Ausiello reported today that The CW may be on the verge of moving on from Mischa Barton. While the actress is being involuntarily held for psychiatric observation, producers...
| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Surfer John Schneider of Costa Mesa, walks out of the ocean near the fishing boat Pacific Bully, which ran aground Tuesday morning at Huntington State Beach near the Santa Ana River in Huntington Beach. Photo: Robert Lachman / Los Angeles......
| May 3, 2010
| 9:35 PM
Slacker cops, prank calls, big guns, pro hockey -- and Carmen Electra! That should give the Spike audience something to chew on, so to speak. Spike TV, the aggressively male cable network known for Ultimate Fighting and the Guys Choice......
| May 6, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The first major music news of 2009 was the death on Jan. 4 of the great patron Betty Freeman at 87 in Beverly Hills. Modern music would not be what it is today without her. She commissioned hundreds of new......