| Apr 1, 2013
| 9:33 PM
Sounds like Princess Diana wasn't always the buttoned-up royal figure the world knew her as. It turns out British singer Freddie Mercury once took her to a gay bar. In drag....
| Aug 8, 2012
| 4:24 PM
Well, we've reached the halfway point of Musikfest — just five days remain to load up on some great free music. Let's go: Anyone looking for a good time won't go wrong with Gas House Gorillas (7:30 p.m. and 9:30......
| Aug 10, 2012
| 4:23 PM
Wednesday’s and Thursday’s classical concerts at Musikfest varied greatly, partly in regard to musical styles, but also in terms of musical and technical ability....
| Oct 15, 2012
| 4:42 PM
Close followers of B-list electro-pop ladies -- surely we’re not the only ones? -- have been waiting since 2010 for Sky Ferreira to break. That’s the year this former Angeleno released “One,” a delightfully slinky single produced...
| Mar 7, 2013
| 1:42 PM
Vintage Trouble’s Ty Taylor had never been to a birthday party quite like this one. There he was on stage in London with Jeff Beck and the members of Queen. The occasion was a celebration of what would have been the late Freddy Mercury’s...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 11:41 AM
When Austrian video director Rudi Dolezal decided to buy a second home and expand his business in the United States, South Florida was his top choice.
"I came to a point in Europe, having worked for Queen and the Rolling Stones, where my job started...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 1:35 PM
Queen guitarist Brian May has reignited talk of a long-gestating Freddie Mercury biopic when he confirmed a shooting schedule and Sacha Baron Cohen’s participation as Mercury. While that information sinks in, think of Cohen, best known for his star-...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 2:00 PM
The family that plays together stays together. In the case of The Band Perry, that family also records massive crossover hits.
The country-pop trio consists of the three Perry siblings: Kimberly (lead vocals), Reid (bass) and Neil (mandolin and...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 9:45 AM
Freddie Mercury is a difficult guy to imitate. If you're going to be the singer in a tribute band, Queen is one of the toughest acts you can choose to honor. Gary Mullen & The Works do just that, and they do an admirable job of recreating an authentic,...
| Nov 1, 2012
Halfway through Jake Shimabukuro's new album, "Grand Ukulele," Alan Parsons' uninflected monotone breaks in to paraphrase the immortal words of actor Christopher Walken: "My name is Alan Parsons. I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more...
| Jul 10, 2012
| 1:54 PM
It's been some 2,500 years since old Sophocles injected the horrific story of Oedipus the King into the cultural gumbo of human civilization. But whether the empathetic but hubristic king is the ruler of ancient Thebes or — as in Luis Alfaro's...
| Oct 2, 2010
Comedic actor and film star Sacha Baron Cohen has leased out his Sunset Strip area house for $9,000 a month. But the major real estate deal this summer for Baron Cohen and his wife, actress Isla Fisher, was the purchase of a nearby Mediterranean...