| Aug 11, 2011
Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67.
The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....
| Aug 10, 2011
| 12:10 PM
Listie Nationals 2011
The Listie Nationals 2011 is bigger, better and still growing. Start time 7 p.m. Aug. 13. Gate opens at 4 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 14, 1 p.m. start and 11 a.m. gate opens.
The Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival is...
| Feb 19, 2012
Actor Ryan Reynolds has listed for sale the Los Feliz hills house he bought with his then-wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, in 2010.
Priced at $3.65 million, the 1969 Buff & Hensman-designed Wong House has walls of glass that capture views of downtown...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 4:02 PM
A gated home in the Pacific Palisades/Brentwood area built for Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann is available for lease at $15,500 a month.
Constructed in 1939, the 5,266-square-foot house on an acre of property has been updated to enhance the...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:44 PM
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Where’s Jessica Rabbit when you need her? At least the cartoon starlet of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” had a sense of humor that might’ve helped her fellow vamp, Lana Del Rey, rise above the ho-hum on “Born...
| Jul 23, 2008
| 1:29 PM
Yup, that should just about do it. The fat lady has sung and she's not even fat, and she's not even a lady: She's a he and he's from Utah, accessorized with a stage dad from hell, a golden......
| Nov 4, 2009
| 9:32 PM
Like most teenagers, their blare precedes them. The sound is raucous, almost violent, as though a living room is being invaded by savages and its contents thrown in the air like confetti. These hormonal hoodlums are practically begging an authority......
| Jan 24, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Robert Kurkaâs âThe Good Soldier Schweikâ is a sassy opera. Long Beach Opera is a sassy company. So there was never need to wonder whether this plucky American cult opera from the 1950s should suit the American opera company known......
| Mar 10, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Though Farrah Fawcett's main claim to fame was television, the decision to leave her out of the "In Memoriam" segment of the Oscars has caused quite a stir. Fawcett appeared in 14 feature films in her lifetime. Although she was first featured as eye candy...
| Nov 5, 2008
Ray Ellis, the versatile pop music arranger who wrote the charts for hits by the Four Lads, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Johnny Mathis, has died. He was 85.
Ellis, a longtime resident of Ojai, died Oct. 27 of liver cancer at an assisted-...
| May 30, 2008
If the name Jack Sheldon doesn't ring a bell, consider this: Music elite and bebop fans widely consider him the greatest living jazz trumpeter. This unheralded maestro, a founder of the West Coast jazz movement, has, since the 1950s, performed...
| Jan 30, 2009
"Of Time and the City" is a difficult film to describe but a distinct pleasure to experience. A cinematic essay, a documentary and a memory piece, all at the same time, it is more than anything an unapologetically poetic film that allows British...