| Aug 9, 2013
| 11:00 AM
I read with great interest the recent articles on Henrietta Lacks ("Lacks' family to have say in use of her genetic material," Aug. 7).
My son Chris Keating, a graduate of the Park School, became so interested in her story that two years ago he wrote...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 4:59 PM
The Grand Theft Auto gaming franchise is one of the most lucrative entertainment brands in history, a multi-million dollar juggernaut whose highly anticipated upcoming fifth installment -- and the first since 2008 -- will arrive on Sept. 17.
| Jan 24, 2013
| 12:04 PM
**1/2 stars (out of four)
We all assumed, upon discovering Ra Ra Riot, that they were a synth pop band, right? Or at least some kind of thing you could play at parties?
It turned out they were actually a band with a string section, maybe best suited...
| Jan 11, 2013
| 4:38 AM
In a decision that should surprise no one, the Miami City Commission on Thursday night rejected a bid to halt an expansion of the city’s massive Ultra Music Festival, allowing the lucrative March event to book a second weekend of electronic music at...
| 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...
| Feb 28, 2013
| 12:35 PM
Fans of post-alternative radio rock and bottomless daiquiris have been dealt a blow after a Mark McGrath & Friends cruise hit the proverbial iceberg today.
The Sugar Ray frontman and pop-culture gadfly had curated an immaculate assemblage of bands...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 4:37 PM
Now in its ninth year, the independent-focused FYF Fest is returning to the Los Angeles State Historic Park and for the first time since moving downtown will expand from one to two days. Top-billed artists this year include the reunited Swedish punk...
| Jun 18, 2012
| 9:36 PM
It's delightful to see the words "Sigur Rós" appear on a number of major news sites. The adventurous Icelandic outfit makes lovely, atmospheric music and deserves a wider audience, and if it takes a naked Shia LeBeouf to get one, so be it. The Times' Todd...
| Mar 18, 2012
| 9:37 PM
Times music writer Todd Martens files his final dispatch from Austin, Texas. The post looks at the debate surrounding the financial viability of sites such as Spotify, as well as recommended acts. Among the latter, Martens writes about Tanlines, the...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 4:36 PM
When Tanlines' Jesse Cohen told South by Southwest attendees Friday night that his Brooklyn's band's debut album would be out on Tuesday, he wanted to make sure there was no misunderstanding. "America Tuesday," he emphasized. Like the annual music...
| Sep 26, 2012
Florence Welch says she grew up in awe of the ocean's vastness, fantasizing about what might dwell in its depths. The 26-year-old singer from the British indie-pop band Florence and the Machine says she's still enamored with the sea.
"I kind of had...
| Dec 17, 2012
| 3:37 PM
"Last Christmas," the great sad-sack holiday jam by Wham!, has been covered by countless acts since the song's release in 1984. And a good number of those interpreters -- from Jimmy Eat World to Crazy Frog to Ashley Tisdale of "High School Musical" -- did...