| Jan 9, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Seasoned concert-goers who walk into the resurrected Forum in Inglewood after it opens Wednesday with the first of six Eagles concerts may be struck as much by what's missing as by what's been added to the 46-year-old former sports palace.
| Jan 10, 2014
| 3:03 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — The operative word for NASCAR in 2014 is change. Big and small.
Small: Adding a half-inch on spoiler on the back in plate races at Daytona and Talladega to make the cars more stable.
Big: Blowing up the points system again....
| Jan 4, 2014
| 4:22 PM
Singer-pianist Leon Russell has played with pretty much everybody in a career that now has stretched more than 55 years. So it shouldn’t have been a surprise when the set list for his show Friday before a nearly sold-out crowd......
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
When the first-ever Alewife Awards were presented to mark 1996's most dubious cultural happenings and incidents, many Chicagoans were familiar with that stinky fish washing up on Lake Michigan's beaches. Dead alewife sightings have since grown rare, yet...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 5:47 PM
Johnny Cash was more than a country music star. He was a social crusader, international ambassador, spiritual seeker and full-time entertainer.
Ten years after his death, he remains a force so compelling that the Laguna Playhouse is presenting not one...
| Dec 24, 2013
| 9:31 AM
For Christmas Eve, Pop & Hiss offers up a selection of offbeat holiday albums guaranteed to break up the monotony of the same-old, same-old holiday songs and arrangements being piped into malls and over the airwaves of Yuletide-music centered radio...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:11 AM
"Inside Llewyn Davis" takes place in winter 1961, just before Bob Dylan makes the scene. The scene is the Greenwich Village folk music universe, a few finite blocks of an island that, in the hands of cinematographer Bruno Delbonnel, looks and feels like a...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 5:56 PM
In about two months, Jess Bingaman and his wife are poised to lose their beloved slice of Newport Beach, where friends and families have met year after year to enjoy the ocean views over pizza and beer in a jug.
Considering that, though, he was in a...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 11:59 AM
El actor y músico guatemalteco Óscar Isaac une sus dos pasiones para dar vida a un cantante de folk fracasado en la "ultima "comedia existencial" de los hermanos Coen, para la que asegura que ha estado preparándose toda su vida.
"Creo que 33 años de...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Whether you're looking for a gift for an aspiring fashionista or a treat for yourself, a couple of books published this fall might fill the bill.
In "Rock in Fashion," menswear designer John Varvatos breaks down the elements of rock 'n' roll style...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 9:55 AM
SWANSEA, Wales — Around these parts, everyone knows about Dylan Thomas, Wales’ greatest poet.
Gordon Stuart not only knows about Dylan Thomas, he knew him.
Sitting in his living room, the 89-year-old artist recalled the Thomas he knew...