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  • 'Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . . ' hits a high note

    'Spectacle: Elvis Costello with . . . ' hits a high note
    Elvis Costello first made his mark in the 1970s with songs of acidic wit and melodic sneer, so it's no surprise that he approached a new career venture as a talk-show host with something less than sunny optimism. "There was no provable reason to think...
  • Lakers, fans rejoice at a packed celebration

    Lakers, fans rejoice at a packed celebration
    A triumphant Lakers championship team entered the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum today to thunderous applause, and the city paid tribute to the team. The events took place on the actual basketball court, which was brought over from the Staples Center. The...
  • Movie Review: 'Leatherheads'

    Slapstick meets screwball in "Leatherheads," an amiable valentine to an era of breakneck repartee, bathtub booze and anything-goes gridiron warfare. The setting is 1925 Duluth, Minn., home base of the Bulldogs, a rough-and-ready pro football team in an...
  • NOMA Hosts Disney Before LA-Set Film's Release

    A big show of animation art from the Walt Disney studio will open in November at the New Orleans Museum of Art, a month before the release of an animated movie set in New Orleans that features Disney's first African-American princess. "Dreams Come True:...
  • Randy Newman's 'I Love L.A.' | 1983

    Randy Newman's 'I Love L.A.' | 1983
    Randy Newman has made a career out of melodic skepticism and deadpan rhythm, but he sounded genuinely stunned the other day when he was told that this year is the 25th anniversary of "I Love L.A." "What is that? I don't believe it. I can't believe it. Can...
  • Inara George gets fatherly guidance from Van Dyke Parks

    Inara George gets fatherly guidance from Van Dyke Parks
    Mike Andrews, the producer of Inara George's new album, "An Invitation," calls it "the father-and-daughter record she never got to make." That might sound strange to students of Los Angeles rock history, who know that the singer's father, Lowell George,...
  • Run for it!

    AFTER months of training, buckets of sweat and countless tasteless energy bars, they're ready -- or hope they are. More than 26,000 runners, walkers and wheelchair athletes will take to the streets Sunday as the Los Angeles Marathon kicks off its 23rd...
  • We'll save Australia...

     
    by Mark Silva Think of this as the post-Iraq war world. The world in which the Washington-arriving prime minister of Australia, Kevin Rudd, made his career in opposition to the government of John Howard, who was a solid ally in......
  • Rock Hall 2010: Kiss, ABBA on the ballot, but is there a noticeable omission?

     
    Will tongues be wagging at next year???s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony? Specifically, the prodigious one that belongs to Gene Simmons of Kiss, one of a dozen acts that are on the final ballot from which five......
  • Album review: 'Where the Action Is! Los Angeles Nuggets 1965-1968'

     
    Rhino's latest Nuggets set offers a comprehensive look at the mid-'60s music scene. Yes, the marquee names are here -- many performing rarities -- but so too are the long-forgotten acts. The mid-'60s was a remarkably dynamic time in pop......
  • Live review: Marianne Faithfull at Royce Hall

     
    The '60 survivor takes an emotional journey through her career, including her new album and the hit that started it all, Jagger-Richards' 'As Tears Go By.' Marianne Faithfull has lived a life of reinterpretation. She began as a pretty young......
  • Live review: Works Progress Administration at Largo at the Coronet

     
    The low-key supergroup moves effortlessly through folk, rock, pop, country and soul selections in a satisfying sampler of the octet's self-titled debut album and some evocative covers. Judging by the looks of things, the band onstage Monday night at...