| Nov 10, 2011
"Mickey, make me a combo, will ya?" yells Coney Dog owner Mike Binder at a grill cook from his table midway across his bustling West Hollywood restaurant. Then he flashes a broad grin. "I've been waiting my whole life to have a restaurant, just so I could...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 7:48 AM
It’s May 13, a good two months out from the kickoff of this year’s Gathering of the Vibes, at around 11 a.m. I’m on hold, waiting for Ken Hays, head Vibesman, to come to the phone, and the call-waiting music, naturally, is from a live...
| Aug 3, 2011
Two thoughts, as we watch Columbus Drive transform into a wall of portable toilets. One, must be Lollapalooza time. Two, where on Earth did that word come from?
Legend and Encyclopedia Britannica have it that founder and Jane's Addiction leader Perry...
| Aug 4, 2011
Hundreds of thousands will converge on Grant Park once again this year for Lollapalooza!
The three-day music festival starts Friday, August 5th and runs thru Sunday, August 7th.
The annual music festival on the lakefront celebrates its 20th anniversary....
| Aug 5, 2011
| 7:07 AM
"Saturday Night Live" cast member Jason Sudeikis took in "Southside of Heaven" at Second City Thursday. The "Horrible Bosses" and "Hall Pass" star did a little improv himself afterward.
David Arquette, "Twilight" star Kellan Lutz and Christopher Mintz-...
| Aug 5, 2011
| 11:57 PM
Day 1 of Lollapalooza 2011 is in the books, as the first of 130 bands played on eight stages Friday in Grant Park. Attendance was maxed out – with 90,000 people expected each of three days at the festival. Here’s how Friday went down, with...
| Aug 8, 2011
The city's trendiest spots were swarming with celebrities from the sports and entertainment world this past Lollapalooza weekend — from what I hear. I didn't actually see too many. In what became a reoccurring theme throughout the weekend, they...
| Aug 7, 2011
| 10:32 PM
Lollapalooza 2011 is a wrap with record daily attendance (90,000), adding up to the most populated festival in North America (270,000) over the three-day weekend. Here’s an hour-by-hour account of Sunday’s action, once again from yours truly...
| Mar 15, 2009
The annual John Varvatos Stuart House benefit, which raises funds to help the child victims of sexual abuse, can always be counted on to draw a constellation of celebrities into its worthy-cause orbit. The seventh installment, last weekend, pulled...
| Apr 28, 2007
For Los Angeles bands, Coachella is almost a hometown gig, despite its distance in miles and mind-set from the city. During the Silversun Pickups' performance on the main stage Friday afternoon, singer Brian Aubert told the crowd that the band has been on...
| Jan 11, 2009
Next week, when his men's collection hits the Milan runway, New York designer John Varvatos will be firing the opening salvo in a bid to make his rock-flavored label the next American lifestyle brand to go global. In nine years, he's managed to make...
| May 26, 2010
| 4:48 PM
Update: Frontman Perry Farrell of the band Jane's Addiction has sold his longtime Venice home for $1,425,000.
Designed by local architect Steven Ehrlich, the Asian-influenced house has a two-story barrel-vault ceiling above the open living-dining-media...