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October 8, 2012 | By Randy Lewis
Peter Gabriel long ago established himself as a master at merging music, image and theater, going back to his watershed music videos at the dawn of MTV in the '80s, and before that with the ambitious stage productions he and the members of prog-rock band Genesis assembled in the '70s. During his performance Saturday at the Hollywood Bowl, the singer, songwriter, artist and political activist was at the heart of another confluence of music, memory and imagery when actor John Cusack wandered onstage with a large boombox.
December 7, 2011
The Early Show 7 a.m. KCBS Today Michelle Pfeiffer and Zac Efron; Garry Marshall. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Rachael Ray Nanny Jo Frost; Avril Lavigne. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL The View Bill Clinton; Cheryl Hines. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Talk NeNe Leakes; Donald Faison; Jackie Evancho performs. (N) 1 p.m. KCBS The Doctors Safeguarding a baby against SIDS; a man who lost 300 pounds; surgery to prevent cancer. (N) 2 p.m. KCBS Dr. Phil Grown offspring freeloading. (N) 3 p.m. KCBS The Nate Berkus Show Molly Sims; chef Hugh Acheson.
January 8, 2011
SERIES Celebrity Ghost Stories: This spooky-story series ends its season (6, 8 and 10 p.m. Biography). The Bachelor: ABC encores the season premiere of the latest edition of the romance-and-reality series (9 p.m. ABC). Austin City Limits: Monsters of Folk, the alt-rock supergroup featuring M. Ward, My Morning Jacket's Jim James and Bright Eyes' Connor Oberst and Mike Mogas, performs in this new installment (9 p.m. KLCS). Independent Lens: An all-male synchronized-swimming team is featured on a new installment of the documentary series (11 p.m. KLCS)
October 8, 2012 | By Reed Johnson
Perhaps you've already noticed that Kid Rock doesn't have much patience for political correctness. (His album titles, such as "Rock n Roll Jesus," offer one tip-off.) But the rock-rapper from suburban Detroit does take a passing interest in politics, as he proved earlier this year when he began stumping for the Republican presidential ticket. Tonight, Kid Rock will be back on the campaign trail, or thereabouts: The Detroit News reports that Kid Rock will be attending a rally for GOP vice-presidential nomineeĀ  Paul Ryan at Oakland University in the Motown 'burbs.
January 5, 2013 | By Mikael Wood
Last month the Rolling Stones set off speculation that they're scheduled to play this year's Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival after a fan noticed that the venerable English band's mobile app included a listing for a mid-April concert date in Indio. Now the festival has added weight to those rumors with a photo posted Thursday on its Facebook page . As seen at the top of this post, the photo depicts what appears to be a large round rock -- a rolling stone, in other words -- in the middle of Indio's Empire Polo Club, where Coachella takes place.
May 9, 1987 | CHARLES CHAMPLIN, Times Arts Editor
Monday will be the 99th birthday of the composer of "That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune," "How Do You Do It, Mabel, on Twenty Dollars a Week?," "Ragtime Mocking Bird," "Keep Away From a Fellow Who Owns an Automobile," and something like a thousand other popular songs. Irving Berlin's other songs, of course, are a bit better known. Like Berlin himself, who is quietly entering his centennial year, his songs have an extraordinary longevity.
May 20, 2013 | By August Brown
A note from Pop & Hiss writer August Brown: My assignment to review KROQ's Weenie Roast 2013 coincided with a visit to L.A. from my mom, Helen Balz Brown, who previously wrote a counterpoint to my review of Power 106-FM's Powerhouse in 2009 . She's but a final thesis project away from a master's in journalism from the University of South Carolina. (It was due in 1974). Her review of Weenie Roast, commissioned by music editor Lorraine Ali, is the second in a recurring series.
August 8, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
"Cowboy" Jack Clement, an influential producer, songwriter and engineer who had been revered in country music since the 1950s and was later sought out by rock acts for his creative input, has died. He was 82. Clement died Thursday of liver cancer at his Nashville home, his friend and fellow producer Dub Cornett told the Associated Press. Clement was the first to record Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison. He arranged the signature mariachi horn part for Johnny Cash's original recording of "Ring of Fire," persuaded George Jones to record "She Thinks I Still Care," and produced Waylon Jennings' "Dreaming My Dreams," considered one of the finest albums of the 1970s "outlaw" movement.
April 29, 2011
MUSIC Jessica Lea Mayfield The young multi-instrumentalist, who has collaborated with the Black Keys and Danger Mouse, lays down a set of her soothing-yet-pensive neo-folk songs for the Southland. Her most recent long-player, "Tell Me," was released in February. The Troubadour, 9081 Santa Monica Blvd., West Hollywood. 8:30 p.m. $14. (310) 276-6168. EVENTS Skydreamers It seems appropriate that the scientific triumphs of aviation are so vividly expressed by photography, itself a technology-based medium.
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