December 3, 2010
BOOKS Franklin and Eleanor: An Extraordinary Marriage Biographer Hazel Rowley, who previously chronicled the lives of French existentialists and Australian Marxists, will discuss her recent portrait of one of America's most fascinating first couples, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. The Library Foundation of Los Angeles presents Rowley in conversation with KUSC-FM program director Gail Eichenthal as part of its popular ALOUD program. Mark Taper Auditorium, 630 W. 5th St., L.A. 7 p.m. Free with reservation.
September 15, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Honda Center Usher, Nov. 14 (Sat.) Staples Center Usher, Nov. 18 (Sat.); Andrea Bocelli, Dec. 10 (Mon.) The Wiltern Brandon Flowers, Nov. 10; Florence & the Machine, Nov. 8 (Fri.) Gibson Amphitheatre Lifehouse, Nov. 18; Chicano Soul Legends, Dec. 18 (Sat.); Vicente Fernandez, Nov. 19-21 (Wed.) Santa Barbara Bowl Stone Temple Pilots, Oct. 27 (Sat.) Grove of Anaheim Joe Bonamassa, Feb. 17; Basia, Nov. 13 (Sat.
August 2, 2011
MOVIES Yes, Giorgio In this 1982 film, famous Italian opera singer Luciano Pavarotti plays, well, a famous Italian opera singer. There's a cursory love story with a throat doctor played by Kathryn Harrold, but really the film is a showcase for Pavarotti's magnificent pipes. Skirball Cultural Center, 2701 N. Sepulveda Blvd., L.A. 1:30 p.m. Free. (310) 440-4500. http://www.skirball.org MUSIC Yes/Styx The Grammy-winning English prog rock band and the multi-platinum arena rock stalwarts join forces for a 22-city summer tour that lands the double bill at the scenic Greek Theatre.
January 7, 2013 |
The Montreal band Godspeed You! Black Emperor is famous for its collages of doomsaying street sermons and sad-eyed orchestrations. But the website You Are Listening to Los Angeles gives that formula a local and often spooky revamp. The site pairs dueling live-streams of instrumental ambient music culled from Soundcloud with chatter taken from the LAPD Citywide Dispatch and Hot Spots radio frequency. It's a simple idea, but the tandem streams make you feel as if you're starring in your own private " Collateral " or " Drive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 23, 1986 |
Kathleen and Christian Eric of Costa Mesa were having a good time showing visitors the antique music boxes they repair for a living. "You know we've only taken 12 days off in the last 3 1/2 years," she said. From the excitement they generate just talking about music boxes, it seems they would rather be home anyway, if for no other reason to show them off and to clear a two-year backlog. "Here, compare this with a piano," Christian said, opening a music box nearly as big as a small piano.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 19, 1987 |
Surprise! The music at parties in Jim and Debbi Shrider's home in Brea is coming from a merry-go-round music box. And from six player pianos, a reproducing baby grand player piano, some pumper and pipe organs or from a half dozen Wurlitzer jukeboxes, some worth as much as $13,000. For the folks who love the musical sounds of the '50s, the Shriders play a Scopitone--a sort of video jukebox--that shows films of such artists as Neil Sadaka singing "Calendar Girl." Remember?