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South by Southwest

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  • Conan O'Brien will host shows from Comic-Con 2015

    Conan O'Brien will host shows from Comic-Con 2015
    Conan O'Brien is looking to get a jump on all the Dave, Jimmy and Jimmy talk by announcing his own late-night move next summer. He's going to become the first late-night host to broadcast his show from San Diego's Comic-Con International. "Conan" will...
  • Pulse Films Taps Ex-Summit Exec Ashley Schlaifer (EXCLUSIVE)

    Pulse Films has tapped former Summit Entertainment exec Ashley Schlaifer as head of U.S. development and production for the company's Los-Angeles based division. Schlaifer will oversee development of a slate of scripted TV and film projects in the U.S...
  • Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'

    Watch: Dave and Phil Alvin play 'Key to the Highway'
    Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
  • Motorist charged with murder in SXSW crash

    Motorist charged with murder in SXSW crash
    A drunken motorist suspected in a high-speed chase during which two people were killed and nearly two dozen injured near Texas' South by Southwest festival, told police he fled because of outstanding warrants and feared prison, court documents showed on...
  • Suspect in SXSW crash identified; cops say was fleeing sobriety checkpoint

    Suspect in SXSW crash identified; cops say was fleeing sobriety checkpoint
    A 21-year-old man from Killeen, Texas, is being held in connection with the deaths of two people at the South by Southwest festival, authorities said Thursday. Rashad Charjuan Owens was taken into custody Thursday morning and will face two counts of...
  • Trip Tips: Austin revels in music, nature and keeping it weird

    Trip Tips: Austin revels in music, nature and keeping it weird
    At no other time of year is Austin - the self-styled live music capital of the world - so celebrated than in March, when the throngs pour into the Texas city for the 12-day music, film and interactive festival known as South by Southwest. One of the most...
  • Lou Reed dies at 71; rock giant led the Velvet Underground

    Lou Reed dies at 71; rock giant led the Velvet Underground
    Like many unhappy teenagers, Lou Reed found more than a measure of solace in music. "Listening to the radio absolutely transformed me," he told The Times in 1992. "It was like a huge, major-league signal that there was another world, another life out...
  • SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert

    SXSW 2014: Musicians to salute new Jimi Hendrix stamp in free concert
    The man who turned the National Anthem inside out with his performance of “The Star-Spangled Banner” at Woodstock will become the latest musician to be honored by the U.S. Postal Service. A Jimi Hendrix Forever stamp will be introduced March...
  • SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight

    SXSW 2014: Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and Ralph Steadman set for SXSW spotlight
    Tilda Swinton, Robert Duvall and groundbreaking visual artist Ralph Steadman will travel to Austin, Texas, next month for the South by Southwest Film Conference and Festival, organizers announced Wednesday. The trio, along with Jason Bateman and Mike...
  • 5 of Hollywood's rising young stars: Fame, and a lot of nerves

    5 of Hollywood's rising young stars: Fame, and a lot of nerves
    "I always feel like a vague failure in L.A.," said Greta Gerwig, sitting in a movie theater in the heart of Hollywood. The actress, 30, had flown from her home in New York to partake in the Los Angeles Times' Young Hollywood round table at AFI Fest last...
  • SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'

    SXSW 2014: Lawrence Levine and Sophia Takal chase 'Wild Canaries'
    The South By Southwest Film Festival kicks off Friday with the world premiere of Jon Favreau’s new low-budget comedy “Chef,” with some other high-profile films debuting over the next few days, including “Neighbors” with...
  • SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas

    SXSW 2014: Showcasing the L.A. scene in Austin, Texas
    Many cities boast about their scenes, and rightly so. Few if any, though, have such a range of sounds as Los Angeles. It's overwhelming, as evidenced by the volume of artists trekking eastbound along Interstate 10 toward Austin, Texas. For those headed to...