| Aug 27, 2013
| 12:05 PM
With the summer theater season just wrapping up, and the 2013-14 season kicking off in September/October, the concert halls are picking up with verbal pyrotechnics.
Take the stadium-sized Oddball Comedy and Curiosity festival. It's headlined by sketch...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
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The Pacific Symphony, like other orchestras around the world, is always on the prowl for new ways to bring younger listeners into the fold, and this week the Orange County-based organization is...
| Aug 18, 2013
Renowned guitar player Laurence Juber possesses such a staggering facility that in performance, his combination of technique, sensitivity, feel, melody and harmonics is nearly overwhelming. The British-born musician, who appears at Burbank's Viva...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 1:10 PM
Only at MTV's Video Music Awards could Madonna tongue kiss Britney Spears, Diana Ross grope Lil Kim, Eminem threaten Moby and Kanye West make Taylor Swift cry.
To celebrate Sunday's 30th annual ceremony (yes, you are that old) we took a look back at...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 6:01 AM
The long and winding road regarding the rights to the Beatles back catalog of treasured songs may come full circle in five years when Paul McCartney will have the right to get back the songs he and John Lennon wrote. According to UK’s Daily Mail,...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Before Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Carole King, Joni Mitchell and the dozens of other young singer-songwriters of the '60s and '70s began to dominate the American music scene, Variety noted that the times were already a-changin' back in 1958.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:26 PM
A bunch of Broadway musicals, the return of favorite rocking Christmas shows, a classic crooner and comedians, an iconic performer’s daughter and more fill the 2013-14 season that was just announced for Easton’s State Theatre. Yup, Little...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 5:31 AM
The city of San Francisco has one of the richest histories in rock and roll, including playing host to the Beatles’ final full public concert at Candlestick Park in 1966. On Friday, Paul McCartney headlined day-one of the three-day Outside Lands...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 9:21 PM
Record company executive
Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label, died Thursday in...
| Aug 11, 2013
| 4:32 PM
Paul McCartney has just realized some pretty great news: he is able to regain the rights of Beatles songs in just nine years thanks to an old copyright act....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 2:00 PM
"If I Ever Get Out of Here," Eric Gansworth's first novel for young people, rings true with a sophisticated look at what it's like to be an outsider and what it takes to be a true friend.
Lewis Blake has precious little going for him in school; he's...
| Jul 31, 2013
Walking down the street, I couldn't remember which house it was, but suddenly I heard the familiar trombone and it guided me to my destination.
Students of Harold "Hal" E. Wetherwax had made a circle around the grand piano in the living room and they...