| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:45 AM
From Brad Pitt to the pizza guy, backstage at the Oscars was a site for surprises, smooches and last-minute prepping.
After Pitt's "12 Years a Slave" won best picture, the actor-producer grabbed director Steve McQueen's face and planted a kiss on it....
| Mar 8, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Lucian Grainge has a vision for the future of the music business that bears scant resemblance to the traditional record company playbook.
He is putting songs on smartphones in Africa, reviving moribund American record labels and making Lorde into a...
| Mar 8, 2014
| 11:58 AM
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You might have thought everything was building toward a new U2 album and tour this year after the group’s performances at the Academy Awards and on the first episode of “The...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 12:19 PM
U2 is still on track to issue a new album this year, despite claims that the band has pushed the project and subsequent tour back to 2015.
In December, band members indicated to The Times that they were targeting a new album for an April release....
| Jan 30, 2014
| 6:05 PM
Los Angeles County supervisorial candidate Sheila Kuehl is taking aim at rival Bobby Shriver's absences on the Santa Monica City Council, saying the former local elected official should have made it to more meetings instead of "spending so much time in...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 5:42 PM
If the Golden Globes can be understood as a fizzy, feel-good alternative to the sober valediction of March’s Academy Awards — where, unlike the Oscars, champagne flows and stars aggressively schmooze between speeches — the Globes after-...
| Jan 12, 2014
| 8:08 PM
Combining movies and TV, a live broadcast and drinking celebs always creates the potential for oddness. But with the exception of the inevitable excellence of hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler (who also won!), Sunday's Golden Globes was particularly strange....
| Jan 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Clive Davis-hosted pre-Grammy gala, which took place at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel on Saturday night, often felt more like an unusually starry high school reunion than an industry mixer. With only a single award to get through and coming after a week'...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 8:46 AM
The Hampton History Museum is continuing its Front Porch Concert Series with a diverse set of regional performers ranging from bluegrass standout Bill Jenkins to cabaret-jazz singer Becky Livas.
Livas -- mother of WAVY-TV, Channel 10, news anchor Nicole...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NEW YORK — Bono took a look around the cluttered recording studio, filled with Coke bottles and laptops and vinyl records, and turned to a reporter.
'I'm not sure where we put the crack pipe," he deadpanned, pretending to riffle around a coffee...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The Palm Springs Film Festival will present U2 with the Sonny Bono Visionary Award at its January 4 awards gala. The rock group's song "Ordinary Love" is featured in the film "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom."
"We normally present the Sonny Bono...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...