| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The men in Adam Lasher's family gave him the greatest gift — music.
After his father died when he was 6, he missed having someone with whom to discuss cars, argue about sports or teach him how to tie a tie. Instead, his uncles and cousins...
| Sep 7, 2013
Bob Gifford stands on the promenade plucking the strings of his Fender Telecaster electric guitar.
People wandering by on busy Lincoln Road do a double-take, then snap photos and videos with their phones.
"He stopped me in my tracks — at first I...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 2:20 PM
It was a battle that John Densmore wishes didn't require the beating of his drum, but one that his conscience wouldn’t let him sidestep when he decided to sue his former bandmates in the Doors, keyboardist Ray Manzarek and guitarist Robby Krieger....
| Jan 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley.
To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over.
It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:03 PM
He's up for the concert on Saturday, he thinks. Kid Ramos has felt up and down for the last year and a half, but his energy has surged back of late — as has his hair. The latter will soon fall out again as he enters chemo. Hopefully, his passion for...
| Oct 29, 2012
| 10:34 AM
What's the best way to alienate your audience when you're performing? Promote a political agenda like Madonna did Saturday night at the New Orleans Arena.
With ticket prices averaging north of $100, Madonna packed the Hornets' home with almost 30...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Several fundraisers set for Dizz's As Is owner
The community is coming together to show its support for Marc Pitz, owner of Dizz's As Is, who is battling pancreatic cancer. Several fundraisers have been set up for him.
Furioso Salon will host a Cut-a-...
| Jan 28, 2012
Clare Fischer, a Grammy-winning pianist, composer and arranger who crossed freely from jazz to Latin and pop music, working with such names as Dizzy Gillespie, George Shearing and Natalie Cole as well as Paul McCartney, Prince and Michael Jackson, has...
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 10:21 AM
Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
| Feb 12, 2011
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they?
Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
| Oct 23, 2011
Celebrity clothing brands have become a ubiquitous force in fashion, but this wasn't always the case. A decade ago, attaching a famous name to a mass-market brand was still fairly rare and was seen by some as a last alternative when movie scripts and TV...