CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 30, 2013 |
The 23-year-old man who was killed Sunday after he was struck by two cars as he crossed the 2 Freeway had recently returned to school after a year of chemotherapy, his mother said. “He was really inspired and charged,” Shelley Buck said of her son, Ryder. “He was feeling the best he's ever felt about his life. He was as happy as I think he's ever been.” Ryder Buck of La Cañada Flintridge was standing near the 2 Freeway's center divider just north of Fern Lane about 5:25 a.m. when, for unknown reasons, he walked into traffic, California Highway Patrol Officer Tom Miller told the Glendale News-Press.
October 26, 2013 |
Slide shows of amateur photography aren't usually premiered at the ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, but when you're a Beatle, rules are often bent. "That's one of me!" said Ringo Starr excitedly when he saw his face on the big screen Wednesday. "I like that one!" Starr, 73, was kicking off a day of media interviews pegged to the publication of his visual autobiography, "Photograph," and his forthcoming All-Starr Band tour of South America and Mexico. He offered up dozens of photos of, or by, himself and the three bandmates he refers to as "the lads" - John Lennon, Paul McCartney and George Harrison.
October 20, 2013 |
Grammy-award winning Janelle Monáe is known for her fierce style replete with dapper tuxedos (what she's called her "uniform"); angelic face haloed by a naturally textured, chic updo; and music that explodes with uplifting, radical self-acceptance and creativity. Following hits such as "Tightrope" (which has drawn more than 11 million views on YouTube), Monáe's sophomore studio album, "The Electric Lady," launched in September and she's scheduled to perform in L.A. on Nov. 2 at Club Nokia.
October 16, 2013 |
A hot ticket every fall at California Institute of the Arts is Gary Mairs' weekly silent movie screenings for his film history class. You read that right - silent movie screenings. The Bijou Theater is not packed because students at the Valencia campus are crazy for silent movies necessarily, but because of the live music that accompanies these classics. Since 2004, Mairs has invited students, faculty and alumni at CalArts' Herb Albert School of Music to accompany the films. Over the years, the music has run the gamut from an original string quartet for Carl Theodore Dryer's 1928 "The Passion of Joan of Arc" to an improvised accompaniment for D.W. Griffith's 1919 "Broken Blossoms," which combined American folk with experimental/electronic music, to a free jazz score for 1929's "Man With a Movie Camera.
September 26, 2013 |
L.A.-based musician-filmmaker Ariana Delawari's very personal documentary "We Came Home" chronicles the frequent trips she made to her father's homeland, Afghanistan, in its alternatingly hopeful and turbulent years following the initial routing of the Taliban after 9/11. Her father, a prominent banker-activist, had moved back to help rebuild the country's economy. Delawari's main focus, however, is a 2007 trip in which she and two colleagues recorded songs at her parents' Kabul house in collaboration with a handful of elder Afghan musicians.
September 25, 2013 |
Paul McCartney doesn't need publicity, but when he wants to, he sure can make a dent. On Monday, he and his band appeared on "Jimmy Kimmel Live" and shut down a stretch of Hollywood Boulevard when they performed for a lucky few thousand at the late-night show's outdoor stage. Many in the crowd waited most of the day for a chance to catch the ex-Beatle in action. Tuesday night, Justin Timberlake was set to take the Kimmel stage and drew JT obsessives born long after the Beatles disbanded.