| Feb 2, 2010
| 1:45 PM
LOS ANGELES -- More than 75 mega-stars gathered Monday to re-record the 1985 charity anthem "We are the World" in the same Hollywood recording studio where the original was cut 25 years ago.
Pink, Celine Dion, Natalie Cole, the Jonas Brothers, Kanye...
| Mar 23, 2010
| 4:07 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The man who called 911 as Michael Jackson lay dying in his rented mansion told police he was stunned by what he saw in the singer's bedroom.
Alberto Alvarez, who worked as Jackson's logistics director, told investigators that after...
| Aug 6, 2009
Budd Schulberg, who exposed the dark side of American ambition in his acclaimed Hollywood novel "What Makes Sammy Run?" and won an Academy Award for his screenplay depicting the mob-controlled longshoremen's union in the film classic "On the Waterfront,"...
| Aug 10, 2007
"You Can't Stop the Beat." That's the title of the song that brings down the curtain on the musical "Hairspray." Five years into its Broadway run, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman's lyrics have taken on a greater meaning. This summer, New Line Cinema's...
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
of American Culture
W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95
Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...
| Apr 4, 2010
Describing violinist Daniel Hope is no easy task.
There is first the matter of his nationality. The musician was born in South Africa, raised in England and now travels with an Irish passport even though he makes his home in Hamburg, Germany.
| Mar 21, 2010
Several major transformations are embodied within a single unusual hour of television airing on PBS Wednesday evening. A 1958 Jerome Robbins ballet, which astutely captured the essence of that moment's younger generation, has been transformed into a...
| Oct 14, 2009
Her future boyfriend and sometime musical partner Bob Dylan was still in high school in Minnesota when Joan Baez first played Club 47 in Cambridge, Mass., in 1958 at age 17. We see her there, and then, in “Joan Baez: How Sweet the Sound,”...
| Jun 17, 2010
The final performance of a two-day street festival is the one typically reserved for the headliner. Yet timing wasn't working in the Like's favor on this late May Sunday evening.
"There were a lot more people here last night," said bassist Laena Geronimo...
| Sep 27, 2008
Most Southland music fans know McCabe's Guitar Shop for the innumerable folk, country, blues, jazz and world-music concerts presented over the decades in the tiny back stockroom that can hold about 150 folding chairs when all the instrument cases are...
| Jun 2, 2007
WHEN you reflect on the management shake-up at NBC earlier this week, one thought keeps recurring: The network has finally buried Brandon Tartikoff.
Suddenly ditching its programming overseer Kevin Reilly for agent-turned-producer Ben Silverman, the...