| Mar 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Documentarian Morgan Spurlock's "Seven Deadly Sins," which offers an in-depth look at the weird and darkly comic world of sin, has received a series order from Showtime.
Hosted by Spurlock, the project will explore each of the seven deadly sins, one...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 11:06 AM
The Grammy Museum and the Americana Music Assn. have formed a partnership that’s expected to bring more artists and their music to the downtown Los Angeles museum.
The first shows under the new arrangement will be singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 12:18 PM
For its latest single, “Baby I’m Crying,” L.A. indie pop band Best Coast has taken an unconventional path on a couple of fronts: It’s a filmed-live-in-the-studio performance to capture the binaural 3-D recording process used on the...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 6:35 PM
The operator of the Church on York, a budding Highland Park music and entertainment venue, went before the Los Angeles Department of City Planning on Wednesday to argue that the space needs a liquor license and a full designation as a restaurant/bar to...
| Apr 2, 2014
Re "An over-educated nanny's lament," Opinion, March 30
Emily Koss' Op-Ed article lamenting her predicament about being an over-educated nanny demonstrates that she is not taking responsibility for the choices she has made. As a university professor and...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 11:49 AM
Despite a wealth of party-ready anthems on offer, it was difficult to enjoy much of anything on the Mane Stage as the three-day Stagecoach Country Music Festival drew to a close on Sunday.
I blame John Prine. And Michael Nesmith.
In the early 1970s,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:37 PM
The Blue Water Music Festival, hosted by Rick Conkey and his nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth, returned to Laguna Beach last weekend at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds under the shade of the tall eucalyptus grove. The two-day event featured a variety...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:15 PM
I had never seen anything quite like it, and it grew on me slowly. But I can’t stop thinking about, and humming snippets from, La Mirada Theatre’s revival of “Floyd Collins,” the odd, haunting musical about the Kentucky cave...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Showtime and Fox 21 announced Friday that award-winning drama series "Homeland" is set to begin production in Cape Town, South Africa.
Production will begin in mid-June and continue through November on the popular drama centered around bipolar CIA...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 12:12 PM
Five Thoughts on the War on Drugs at the Troubadour on Saturday.
1. Timing is everything. Were this still an era in which a few properly placed club performances at the right moment could send reverberations across the music world, the War on Drugs'...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:57 PM
The most thought-provoking moment of Diana Krall's performance Saturday at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts came at the end, when the singer cranked up a 78 rpm disc on an old record player before leaving the stage.
As she prepared to set the needle,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:11 AM
Johnny Cash always had his ears open to a great song regardless of where it came from. So even though he was considered a standard-bearer of traditional country music and was deeply knowledgeable about folk, gospel, blues and other roots forms, he also...