| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:52 PM
They all gathered in a Huntington Beach garage, which was fitting, given that they were honoring a garage band legend.
On a chilly and rain-spattered morning, the men started in the kitchen, sharing stories about an old pal over pizza and beer. Then...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A gloriously English answer to "The Kid Stays in the Picture," "The Last Impresario" pays documentary tribute to a London theater and film producer whose life is just one happy ending short of a neatly scripted biopic arc. Triumphing over adversity,...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 4:22 AM
Peter Wolf is a music fan. So while he’s best known for his work as singer of the J. Geil Band and its 1980s hits “Centerfold” and “Freeze Frame,” don’t expect that to be all he does when he stops......
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:30 PM
Great chefs can take leftovers and dress them up with enough flourishes and new flavors to make entirely palatable new dishes, but even then, one never forgets that they're still leftovers. Directors Amir Bar-Lev and Charlie Lightening prove to be...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 8:01 AM
I know "Mentalist" fans are upset that CBS pulled a pivotal episode Sunday because football ran late. The episode has been rescheduled for this weekend, and it's a crucial one for fans who have followed the twisty Red John saga.
On a much lighter note:...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Not unlike the garage band it portrays, "The Black Suits" is rough around the edges but offers considerable charms. The new musical from Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Award nominee Joe Iconis ("Smash") would benefit from more script development and some...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 8:41 AM
The Naro Expanded Cinema in Norfolk wants to take you back in time to the funky, soulful heyday of a legendary Alabama recording studio.
"Muscle Shoals" is a film celebrating the music created at FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Ala., where countless rock...
| May 16, 2013
| 12:39 PM
CANNES, France — The Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky has made only seven features in his nearly half-century career, but his legendary midnight movie "El Topo," a wigged-out peyote western that played to New York audiences for months in 1970,...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:23 AM
Here are the Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week: 1. BRIAN WILSON AND JEFF BECK The pairing of guitarist-extraordinaire Jeff Beck and Beach Boys musical-mastermind Brian Wilson might seem incongruous. Jeff Beck, left, and Brian Wilson After all, Beck’...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 10:05 AM
It’s the most shocking line-up change for a band since Brian Jones left the Rolling Stones.
Don’t laugh. The Wiggles, the Australian kiddie-rock outfit, has won over millions of fans over the years not just because their stage act features a...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 7:26 AM
Steven Van Zandt — the 62-year-old guitarist for the E Street Band, a political activist who famously took action in the 1980s against the Sun City resort in South Africa and a late-in-life actor who played Silvio Dante on "The Sopranos" — is,...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 1:00 PM
The terrific documentary "Muscle Shoals" warmly spotlights America's legendary music recording locale, the Tennessee River town of Muscle Shoals, Ala. Director Greg "Freddy" Camalier skillfully, unhurriedly unfurls a wealth of classic music-biz tales as...