| Jun 12, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Kenny Chesney's song "Makes Me Wonder" from the country singer's new "Welcome to the Fishbowl" album premieres exclusively on the Los Angeles Times' Pop & Hiss music blog. Kenny Chesney is currently on his "Brothers of the Sun" tour with fellow country...
| Nov 14, 2011
| 7:59 AM
New York City, not the sanitized, post-Giuliani one-percenter playground but its grittier, darker 1970s precursor, is on the minds of a lot of people these days, from Vanity Fair writer James Wolcott, whose memoir Lucking Out: My Life Getting Down and...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 6:54 AM
Pretty much anyone who knows movies knows the name Roger Corman, and this clip-laden profile of the filmmaker - who famously has worked with low budgets and given many talents their starts - features comments by a number of people who built notable...
| Oct 6, 2011
| 12:08 PM
Lest his life and career get lost in the tributes to the visionary Steve Jobs, let’s remember that a very good character actor died Wednesday as well.
I first noticed the chiseled features of Charles Napier when he played that hippie on “Star...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 10:27 AM
One of rock music's true icons recounts his life and times en route to Toronto concerts - which wrapped up a world tour - in a classic Crown Victoria with director Jonathan Demme ("The Silence of the Lambs").
The engrossing combination of interview and...
| Feb 22, 2009
Documentary maker Scott Hamilton Kennedy has earned critics' paeans and an Oscar nomination by training his camera on two intensely local, only-in-L.A. subjects: a play at a Compton high school and the rise and fall of a South Los Angeles community...
| Sep 7, 2007
The Toronto International Film Festival unveiled a lineup of prestigious films on Wednesday bound to attract awards and critical attention.
The festival's 32nd annual slate includes 349 films from 55 countries.
Among the highlights is the world premiere...
| Jan 26, 2010
Larry "L.A." Johnson, a documentary filmmaker who worked closely with Neil Young for four decades after meeting the Canadian rocker at Woodstock while working on the concert film about the 1969 rock festival, died Thursday at his home in Redwood City,...
| Jan 24, 2009
Musician in Charles band
Leroy Cooper, 80, who played baritone saxophone for Ray Charles from the 1950s through the 1970s and at times served as bandleader for the R&B pianist, died of heart failure Jan. 15 at his home in Orlando, Fla., the...
| Sep 19, 2010
WOODSIDE, Calif. —It's a pronounced climb up a winding road to the hilltop restaurant where Neil Young and Daniel Lanois have ensconced themselves for an afternoon to talk about their singular new collaboration, "Le Noise."
Sitting on an enclosed...
| May 4, 2010
If the dysfunctional, self-medicating characters that populate so much 20th-century drama were to check into rehab or get therapy, would they still be stage-worthy? Eugene O'Neill didn't write "Long Day's Journey Into Recovery" or Tennessee Williams "A...