September 13, 2012 |
Musician Carlos Santana is working on a memoir, publisher Little, Brown announced Thursday. The as-yet-untitled memoir by the guitarist/composer will be published simultaneously in English and Spanish in 2014. Santana has won 10 Grammy awards, three Latin Grammys and has seen more than a dozen records go silver, gold and platinum. He has led bands that carry his name, performed successful duets like "Smooth" with Rob Thomas, has been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and has recently appeared on "American Idol.
March 23, 2012 |
Here's one tangible sign of the beneficial effect of Pacific Standard Time, the Getty-sponsored initiative to exhume the mostly under-recognized history of important Los Angeles art in the first generation after World War II: Southern California museums are now competing over the legacy. How high have the stakes quickly become? Let's just say the competition is so eager that it doesn't always mean a fair fight. One museum has publicly announced plans to organize a retrospective of a major but under-sung L.A. painter - even though officials knew that another museum already had the same show in the works for several months.
October 2, 2011 |
Rico Lebrun was probably the most famous Modern American artist working in Los Angeles in the decade following World War II. Yet, when the J. Paul Getty Museum opened "Crosscurrents in L.A. Painting and Sculpture, 1950-1970" on Saturday, kicking off the mammoth, region-wide survey of Los Angeles art dubbed Pacific Standard Time, Lebrun's paintings were nowhere to be seen. Reputations rise and fall. Lebrun arrived in L.A. in 1938, worked at the old Chouinard Art Institute and got a job teaching Disney animators how to draw convincing animal motion for "Bambi.
December 1, 2010
EVENTS AKC/Eukanuba National Championship From pointers to Pomeranians, the prides of the purebreds will be on display at this year's championship. And although best in show won't be announced until Sunday night, the more than 2,500 dogs vying for the coveted title will be looking their best and be on their best behavior in preparation for the weekend's judging. Long Beach Convention Center , 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Through Sunday. Call for times. Adult day ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. Adult evening ticket for Saturday or Sunday, $20. (562)
August 4, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. UCLA Live John Cale, Sept. 30; Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, Oct. 2; Laurie Anderson, Oct. 21; Taj Mahal, Oct. 22; Ornette Coleman, Nov. 3; Mavis Staples and Billy Bragg, Nov. 5; Gamelan Cudamani, Nov. 11; Dengue Fever, Nov. 12; Richard Thompson's Cabaret of Souls, Nov. 19; John McLaughlin & the 4th Dimension, Dec. 1; Alice Coltrane Tribute, Dec. 5;...
July 23, 2010 |
Composer John Debney is the man behind the music of the "Iron Man" films as well as the current Top 10 hit "Predators," but his skills extend far beyond the action-flicks realm. He's earned three Emmys scoring for television and got an Oscar nomination for his work on the 2004 biblical epic "Passion of the Christ." "I've always had broad musical tastes," said the Burbank resident, whose father was a producer with Disney for 40 years. "When I was growing up and playing in a series of garage bands, my guitar heroes were the usual suspects like Clapton and Hendrix, but I also liked Chicago's Terry Kath and John McLaughlin of the Mahavishnu Orchestra."