| Jul 2, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Doug Gardenhour has always had a passion for film, but it was a scene from the movie "Almost Famous" that prompted him to pursue his dream of producing a movie.
In "Almost Famous" music journalist Lester Bangs is seen throwing aside a record from The...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 7:11 AM
Earlier this year, experimental rock band Swans released "To Be Kind," its third studio album since leader Michael Gira jump-started the band after a 14-year break. It's a sprawling, sometimes punishing work, with a 34-minute centerpiece called "Bring the...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*1/2 (out of four)
Joel McHale defending himself with a knife and saying “[Bleep] you” to a bear. A disemboweled cat nailed to a cross. These are not things you see every day. Otherwise, the terribly written “Deliver Us From Evil”...
| May 15, 2014
| 8:00 PM
Lawyer represented singer Claudine Longet in murder trial
Charles Weedman, 86, a Los Angeles lawyer who gained international fame representing singer Claudine Longet in the shooting death of her ski-champion lover, died Wednesday...
| May 21, 2014
| 8:30 PM
A year after Ray Manzarek's death, his Jim Morrison project "The Poet in Exile" remains very much alive.
Robby Krieger, the Doors' guitarist, has come on board "Poet" as an executive producer who will work on the film's soundtrack with Manzarek's son...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 2:56 PM
For the second year in Newport Beach, more than 400 cars will be rolling in for the Russo and Steele collector car auction.
The event at the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort takes place Wednesday through June 21 and features European sports cars,...
| Feb 23, 2014
In March 1964, 44-year-old Bridgeport resident Joseph J. Farkes was pulled over for speeding on the Connecticut Turnpike. Typically, Farkes blamed his daughter for blasting the radio and making it impossible for him to judge the car's speed (a sketchy way...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 9:32 PM
Friday's print column expands on an idea we kicked around here earlier this week. The most difficult question being asked of the four Republican candidates for governor — with the possible exception of "How would you restore solvency to the......
| Apr 22, 2014
| 2:58 PM
A lawsuit has been filed over the destruction of a public mural in Venice that was created in 1969 by the group Los Angeles Fine Arts Squad.
Artist Victor Henderson, a cofounder of the group, alleges that the mural, known as the "Brooks Avenue Painting,...
| Nov 23, 2013
As one local puts it, "People go to Hollywood to see the handprints. When people think of what they see on TV — reality shows, the glamour, 'Entourage' — that's West Hollywood."
As its name suggests, West Hollywood is bounded on the east...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement — from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 11:17 AM
Music biopics often seem ubiquitous, but it's not always easy to drum up movies about famous tune-smiths.
Take Don Cheadle's in-the-making movie about the jazz trumpet player and composer Miles Davis, which he's been trying to get started for years....