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  • Album reviews: Best Coast's 'Crazy for You' and Wavves' 'King of the Beach'

     
    Bethany Cosentino, the singer and songwriter behind the frizzy L.A. summer-pop band Best Coast, has a tattoo of California with the outline of a bear on her arm. It's fitting — a few spins of her charming, endlessly re-playable debut,......
  • Anthems for the slackers: Wavves celebrates the 'stupid' at Chinatown house party

     
    "Our stupid CD came out today. Big deal." And thus singer-songwriter-frontman Nathan Williams begins a Wavves concert, where slacker boredom isn't so much channeled or championed as it is played to an almost ironic caricature. Feedback and distortion make...
  • The Day the Music Died -- 51 years ago we lost the Big Bopper, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly

     
    On Feb. 3, 1959 a plane took off from Clear Lake, Iowa carrying three stars of rock n' roll (from left): JP "The Big Bopper" Richardson, Ritchie Valens and Buddy Holly. They finished playing a show at the Surf Ballroom and were headed for the next stop on...
  • Theater review: 'Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story' at La Mirada Theatre

     
    One thing to be said about the jukebox musical "Buddy" is that it tends to understand that the audience came through the doors to hear Buddy Holly's music, not scripted blather. So even though it tries our patience with a......
  • San Fernando Valley: 11 micro-itineraries

    San Fernando Valley: 11  micro-itineraries
    The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south of Ventura Boulevard, where the big money is. Or maybe — now that it'...
  • Veterans Day Events Around The Southland

    Veterans Day Events Around The Southland
    Looking for an event that honors the nation's veterans on Thursday? Here's a sampling of Veterans Day ceremonies throughout the region: 10 a.m. Huntington Park. Veterans Day ceremony. Freedom Park, 3801 E. 61st Street. 10 a.m. Colton. Veterans Day...
  • Los Garza: Un legado musical en familia

    Los hermanos Garza, mejor conocidos como Los Lonely Boys, han navegado toda su vida entre dos mundos y dos culturas. Henry, JoJo y Ringo Garza crecieron en el pequeño pueblo de San Angelo, en Texas, escuchando los discos de su padre, los cuales...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: San Fernando Valley

    Southern California Close-Ups: San Fernando Valley
    First published on April 24, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. The San Fernando Valley is 260 square miles of suburbia. Actually, make that suburbia on nutritional supplements. And antidepressants. With perhaps a little cosmetic surgery south...
  • Veterans Day Marked in Southern California -- Events and Closures

    Veterans Day Marked in Southern California -- Events and Closures
    LOS ANGELES (KTLA) -- Veterans Day events are being held all across Southern California to honor those who have served for our country. The 8th annual San Fernando Valley Veterans Day Parade parade begins at 11:11 a.m. (today is 11/11/11) at the...
  • 10 things you might not know about Iowa

    10 things you might not know about Iowa
    Tuesday will mark the Iowa caucuses, the first voting that counts in the presidential race. During this quadrennial ritual, politicians conduct "retail politics," whether or not the people buy it. Here are 10 facts that can withstand the upcoming...
  • Valley's namesake is a font of history

    Valley's namesake is a font of history
    Tucked in the northeast corner of its namesake valley, the city of San Fernando is a treasure trove of Early California architectural delights. Spanish Colonial Revival buildings fill downtown, but between the Golden State Freeway and San Fernando Road...
  • Don Randall, sales and marketing force behind Fender instruments, dies at 91

    Don Randall, the dynamic sales and marketing force behind legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender's phenomenal success during his company's first two decades, has died. He was 91. Randall, one of the founders of what is now the Scottsdale, Ariz.-...