| Mar 26, 2013
Trivia time: Name two “Idol” runners-up who went on to sell boatloads of albums and earn major awards for starring in a film about 1960s female soul singers.
One, of course, is Chicago-native Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”). The...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 8:53 AM
"The Sapphires," which opens Friday, is the crowd-pleasing, based-on-actual-people story of four young Aboriginal women who team up with a male Irish manager and perform for American troops in Vietnam, so it's covering its bases internationally.
| Mar 14, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
In his well-intentioned but self-serving documentary “Reincarnated,” Snoop Dogg—sorry, Snoop Lion, his new reggae persona—says many things he can’t substantiate:
>> Hip-hop is a form of reggae and...
| Mar 15, 2013
With Ultra Music Festival's addition of a second weekend to celebrate its 15 years, March 15 marks the start of a two-week block saturated with dubstep, house, and drum and bass.
The headliners are no surprise: There's Tiesto, David Guetta, Deadmau5 and...
| Mar 14, 2013
| 4:48 AM
So last weekend’s St. Pat’s parades and events were, to quote the bard Allen Iverson, just practice. Practice, man. This is St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
A St. Pat’s party featuring the probably-not-Irish DJ Laz and not one but...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:59 AM
Pitbull can't get enough of Los Angeles.
Two days after he played the Hollywood Bowl with Kesha -- in a concert The Times' August Brown called "a fire hose of raved-up singles, crotch-swinging guitar solos [and] Spanglish salaciousness" -- the Miami-...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
For nearly two decades the Essence Music Festival has been the premiere destination for black music fans from around the country. Now, BET is hoping to change that.
The Black Entertainment Television network has built a formidable competitor to Essence'...
| May 30, 2012
| 4:35 PM
A 24-year-old man was arrested Monday after he allegedly siphoned gas from seven vehicles at a park-and-ride lot in Glendale, police said. The man, George Zammar, was allegedly spotted under a truck by police officers about 9:43 p.m. near Wilson......
| Apr 15, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Coachella 2012: Dr. Dre brought the experience of his Beats by Dr. Dre headphone line to a tiny tent near the festival’s mobile charging station. Yes, it was one of the cooler product placements at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival....
| Apr 14, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Readers are invited to share experiences and photos at Coachella 2012 on Twitter using the #latcoachella hashtag...
| Nov 2, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Music styles come and go, but each generation produces at least one songwriter who produces pure pop music. Not the mass-produced, soul-less, sound-alike garbage now flooding radio, but well-crafted, melody-driven songs with intelligent lyrics. Eric...
| Apr 17, 2012
| 4:36 PM
With Tupac Shakur’s reincarnation at the closing night of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival on Sunday night dominating the blogosphere, the Wall Street Journal is now reporting that Dr. Dre is considering a tour featuring the ghostly...