| Feb 27, 2012
| 1:23 AM
Billy Crstyal’s return to hosting duties at the Oscars reminded me a lot of the Oscar party I went to at local Point Loma artist Leslie Perlis’ house.
At previous parties, I could make the crowd laugh. One year I pestered everybody that...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 2:32 PM
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Abel Tesfaye, a k a the Weeknd, has been busy the past few months. He self-released three mix tapes of moodily skewed R&B that have earned him a nomination for Canada’s top musical honor, the Polaris Prize (he lost out to...
| Apr 14, 2012
Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the...
| Feb 5, 2012
In one of the more talked-about transactions in town, actors Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have sold their Malibu beach house to daytime host and comedian Ellen De Generes for $12 million.
The 4,088-square-foot house, built in 1962, features walls of...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 12:50 PM
Guitarist-songwriter Billy Howerdel has put his Studio City house on the market at $1.799 million.
The Mediterranean, completed in 2008, features 10-foot ceilings, formal dining and living rooms, three fireplaces, five en suite bedrooms and a powder room...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 11:09 AM
Their given names are James, Christine, Brian and Todd--but many Chicagoans remember them best for their colorful DJ names--JVO, Electra, Sludge and Fook.
They were some of personalities manning the mics of Q101, the rock radio station that ruled the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 12:30 PM
We live in a tumultuous era for musicians, where Internet piracy has threatened the dominance of major labels, the days of the CD are in decline and no one is exactly sure of the next big format that music will take. That, however, hasn’t stopped...
| Dec 15, 2012
| 2:18 PM
“All my life I want money and power,” Kendrick Lamar raps in his song “Backseat Freestyle,” and less than three months after the release of his major-label debut, the Compton MC appears to be enjoying plenty of both.
| Oct 3, 2012
| 5:53 PM
An experienced presence in her native New Zealand, Kimbra bent American ears -- and quite a few of them -- earlier this year as the female voice on Gotye's Hot 100-topping "Somebody That I Used to Know." But that acoustic quirk-pop hit only hints at a bit...
| Aug 23, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Gayle Anderson was live in Universal City at the RAIDER IMAGE STORE with a preview of tonight’s Oakland Raiders Pre-Season Game against the Detroit Lions.
KTLA is your Oakland Raiders Pre-Season Games Station! The game versus the Detroit Lions is...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 9:36 PM
Grammy Awards: Grousing about the Grammy nominations is a time-honored practice in the music industry, but those who felt overlooked, snubbed or robbed this year had new ammunition to bolster their complaints: a change in the rules that eliminated 31...
| Dec 15, 2011
| 4:37 PM
Familiar names like John Williams and Elton John will compete with Trent Reznor, Mary J. Blige, Madonna and Chris Cornell in the Golden Globes musical categories....