| 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...
| 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 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 21, 2014
| 2:04 PM
Onstage at a sold-out McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday night, Mary Gauthier immediately jumped into songs from her forthcoming album, “Trouble & Love,” offering up “False From True” and the title track.
Then she explained...
| 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 12, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Bob Dylan's mercurial words on religion and spirituality have been examined for decades. Scholars, cultural critics and theologians have speculated with their pens, parsing the songwriter's syllables as if they were grains of sand. Entire books have...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:22 AM
A hand-written manuscript described by Sotheby’s auction house as “the only known surviving draft of the final lyrics” to Bob Dylan’s 1965 rock anthem “Like A Rolling Stone” will be offered for sale in June and is...
| 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 20, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a boxer who was wrongly convicted of murder and inspired a massive campaign to see to his release, has died, according to several reports. His plight inspired Bob Dylan song "Hurricane" and Denzel Washington-starrer "The...