| Oct 19, 2012
| 11:26 AM
Before hooking up with Cadillac Sky, David Mayfield, a native of Kent, Ohio, was a bluegrass prodigy from a family of musicians (his sister is singer Jessica Lea Mayfield). His debut solo album, simply titled The David Mayfield Parade, highlights...
| Mar 4, 2013
Baltimore's Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower, once the city's supreme skyscraper, always delivers a smile. It's a symbol of kitsch and nostalgia, like the city itself. It's a reminder of a gritty past and an uncertain present.
And right now, it's making me feel...
| Apr 25, 2012
Members of the International Submarine Band chose a name for their new group that practically ensured it would never rise above cult status, and sure enough, that band disappeared with barely a trace after making a handful of recordings in the mid-1960s....
| Apr 13, 2012
| 1:15 PM
In 2009, Silk Road Theatre Project took their mission of exploring stories from people of the Silk Road (the trade route that ran from the Far East to the Mediterranean) and gave it a cunning musical spin. "Silk Road Cabaret: Broadway Sings the Silk Road"...
| Sep 26, 2010
Little, Brown: 394 pp., $27.99
Los Angeles has much to lament. Our Dodgers, victims of a broken marriage, are the neglected boys of summer. The Trojans are on probation, the Bruins are bad and the NFL has...
| Nov 14, 2010
In his songs, Randy Newman has invented enough characters to stock a season's worth of Broadway musicals. Regretful lovers. Scared school boys. Unreconstructed rednecks. Blissfully smug Angelenos. An oddly contemporary Karl Marx. And, of course, short...
| Jan 26, 2011
Industrial rockers, country songwriting veterans, India's soundtrack guru — the Oscar nominees in the music categories this year are as eclectic as an iPod on shuffle.
Nine Inch Nails frontman Trent Reznor, nominated for original score for "The...
| Jan 26, 2011
— Jeff Bridges, who won the lead actor Oscar last year for "Crazy Heart," is up in the same category for his performance as Rooster Cogburn in "True Grit." Only two actors have won Academy Awards in the lead actor category two years in a row —...
| Jan 1, 2011
Actress Katey Sagal and her husband, writer-producer Kurt Sutter, have sold their Hollywood Hills compound for $3.77 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows.
The 1937 house sits on more than half an acre with mountain and city light views. It has a...
| Aug 25, 2011
Scott Wannberg, a gentle behemoth of the Los Angeles poetry scene and a mainstay of the old Dutton's bookstore in Brentwood, where for nearly 25 years he molded the reading habits of a wide assortment of customers and petted every dog that crossed the...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 4:38 PM
The Bret McKenzie-penned "Man or Muppet," an identity crisis ballad that's the musical centerpiece of Walt Disney Pictures' 2011 film "The Muppets," has made Muppet history. Previous Muppet-related songs have been nominated for an Academy Award, but...
| Feb 24, 2012
| 9:36 PM
With all due respect to all those involved in composing and performing this year's Oscar nominated songs the Bret McKenzie-penned “Man or Muppet” and the Brazilian-tinged “Real in Rio,” producers have done viewers a favor in...