| Jun 8, 2008
During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
| Apr 25, 2010
Life is a cabaret, old chum — unless, that is, it's a carnival show.
So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see the slick, charming salesman Stan Carlisle morph into a carny shyster, a gospel preacher, a human monster! Watch him fall in love...
| 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...
| Oct 4, 2009
Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
| Jan 14, 2007
MORE than any other place in America, Los Angeles is willful in its disregard for the uninformed tourist. Every day, the city snubs and evades the first-time visitors who attempt to find their way without a local guide at the wheel. After too many wrong...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 2:00 PM
Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83.
Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
| Dec 10, 2009
How can a good-looking animated feature with a Randy Newman song as kicky as "When We're Human" end up being just sort of ... all right?
Such is "The Princess and the Frog," Disney's first hand-drawn (non-digital) effort since "Home on the Range" five...
| Apr 9, 2010
| 9:33 PM
"IRON MAN 2" COUNTDOWN: 28 DAYS Tony Stark breaks all the rules (even the one that says superheroes must keep a secret identity) and he always seems to comes out on top -- that's why we love him. But now......
| Apr 19, 2010
| 4:33 PM
The quest by Hollywood's composers and lyricists to secure union benefits that their peers on the set enjoy has struck a chord with the Writers Guild of America. At a meeting tonight at the guild's West Coast headquarters in West......
| May 8, 2010
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It’s all too easy in the age of “American Idol” to forget just how profoundly powerful music can be in the hands of an absolute master like Peter Gabriel. The veteran British artist — one of the select few in......