April 21, 2011
Nearly 6,000 people gathered Tuesday night at L.A. Live's Nokia Theatre for what can only be described as a "comedy happening. " The event — Tina Fey in conversation with Steve Martin about her new book, "Bossypants" — promised to showcase two great comedic wits sparring with each other on topics ranging from sexism in comedy and Fey's rise through the ranks of Second City, "Saturday Night Live" and her hit NBC show, "30 Rock," to cruise ship...
April 21, 2011 |
— The private, videotaped performance of six songs from "Paper Airplane," released last Tuesday, has wrapped and the invited audience has left the main room at Oceanway Studios. Alison Krauss & Union Station are in the midst of the still-photo and video-liners phase inherent to launching a new recording. By this point she's used to the routine. It's hard to believe the angelic-voiced fiddler who's not yet 40 is 25 years into a career that has seen her win 26 Grammy Awards — including 2008's all-genre record and album of the year for "Raising Sand," her collaboration with Robert Plant — and bring bluegrass to places it's never been.
April 13, 2011
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Kid Rock, July 30; FishFest 2011, June 25 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre Polo Polo, June 18 (Fri.) Greek Theatre Mercedes-Benz WaveFest with Roberta Flack and more, May 7 (now); REO Speedwagon, June 4; Alison Krauss & Union Station, June 23; Super '70s Soul Jam with the Stylistics and more, July 10; Cheap Trick's Dream Police, Sept. 23; Celtic Thunder, Oct. 26 (Fri.)
March 8, 2010
Original song "The Weary Kind (Theme From "Crazy Heart") Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett In a category stacked with two Randy Newman nominations, the king of the wry show tune was beaten out by Ryan Bingham and T Bone Burnett for "The Weary Kind," their co-written theme to the Jeff Bridges vehicle "Crazy Heart."
July 16, 2009 |
Country musicians Brad Paisley and Alison Krauss will play a high-profile gig next week at the White House. A spokeswoman for Paisley said Wednesday that he and Krauss, who had a hit duet a few years ago with "Whiskey Lullaby," would participate in the White House Music Series hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. On Tuesday afternoon, they'll help with an educational workshop for 120 middle and high school students from across the country. That night, they'll play in the historic East Room for President Obama and his wife, White House staff and members of Congress.
February 9, 2009 |
Award shows typically manufacture their "anything can happen" aura, but on Sunday night the 51st annual Grammy Awards delivered the real thing with canceled performances, a star nominee in police custody, a lingering song-theft controversy and the unforgettable sight of British-born star M.I.A., a nine-months-pregnant single mom-to-be, prancing across the stage on her due date. Oh, and there were some trophies handed out.