April 2, 2013 |
It's April, which is good news for the roughly 180,000 music fans who have tickets to the sold-out Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival in Indio, set for the weekends of April 12 and April 19. But for those who find themselves shut out of the annual festival in the desert, there are numerous noteworthy concerts happening closer to home. Most even feature modern amenities such as air conditioning, and many, in fact, include artists performing at Coachella. Granted, you won't be seeing 100-plus acts over a three-day span, but for less than the cost of one $349 general admission Coachella wristband, one can undertake a more than worthy pop-music crash course over the next four weeks.
January 14, 2013 |
This post has been updated. See below for details. A number of factors contributed to the power of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' show in Pomona on Friday night. Among them: the fans, the venue, the spirit, the sound, the moshing, the opening band, the headliners and the casual feeling that we were all at a rehearsal space hanging out. Appearing in a warm-up show in advance of their forthcoming fourth album, which arrives in the spring, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs were the hub around which all this positive action occurred.
October 5, 2012 |
People who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. And if that glass house has two 12-sided, almost circular, mostly door-less structures with precious few straight interior walls? Then hanging art, relying on conventional right-angled furniture and even closing the kitchen door to have a mid-dinner powwow with your better half are all pretty near impossible. But Shannon and Peter Loughrey, owners of Los Angeles Modern Auctions , say those are minor grievances when compared with the novelty of living in their Encino hilltop home.
September 13, 2012 |
Documentarians David Redmon and Ashley Sabin have pieced together an eye-opening account of a form of human trafficking: an industry that sends pubescent European girls to Asia as wannabe models, offering meaningless contracts and no accountability. As an indictment of 'an unscrupulous business, "Girl Model" is more impressionistic than investigative. The nonaggressive approach can be frustrating, but it nonetheless gets under the skin-deep promises of glamour and wealth that lure a seemingly endless stream of very young hopefuls.
August 17, 2012 |
CBS has dropped its copyright infringement lawsuit againstABC's reality series "The Glass House," which the network had contended was a close copy of its"Big Brother" reality show. Executives maintained the low rating of "Glass House" made the suit unnecessary. "The viewers have spoken and delivered the ultimate form of justice against 'The Glass House,' " said the statement from CBS. "As a result, we filed in federal court this morning a voluntary dismissal without prejudice of our claims against ABC. " However, CBS left open the door for further legal action: "We reserve the right to re-file this claim against ABC/"The Glass House" or any other entity, that goes to such shocking lengths to duplicate our copyright material.
July 29, 2012 |
Even the No. 1 network has been feeling the pain this summer. CBS may be the most-watched broadcaster, but it's wallowed in the same doldrums afflicting everyone else as viewership has declined this year. "This summer has been a little soft for everybody," CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler admitted Sunday at a Television Critics Assn. session in Beverly Hills. The latest evidence? CBS' reality dating show "3" previewed to weak ratings last week. On Sunday night, "3" was set for the thankless job of officially premiering opposite the third night of NBC's Olympics coverage.