November 29, 2012
KIIS' Jingle Ball is an annual winter pop explosion that this year features Taylor Swift, Kesha, Justin Bieber and your usual suspects of top 40 singles fare (along with a smattering of electronic dance music stars like Zedd, Afrojack and YouTube denizen Psy). Proof positive that pop radio is maybe the most omnivorous space in music right now. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 6 p.m. Sat and Mon. $85.25-$185.25. nokiatheatre.com.
November 24, 2011
FAMILY A beloved kids TV show leaps from the tube to the stage with Yo Gabba Gabba Live. DJ Lance Rock and his colorful monster pals Brobee, Foofa, Muno, Plex and Toodee will dance, sing and entertain with help from hip-hop artists Biz Markie and Leslie Hall. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 2:30 and 6 p.m. Fri.; 11 a.m., 2:30 and 6 p.m. Sat. $35-$140. (213) 763-6020. http://www.nokiatheatrelalive.com
November 22, 2012
POP MUSIC Lascivious R&B singer Trey Songz debuted at No. 1 on the U.S. pop charts this year with "Chapter V," his first No 1 album. Its pleasures are obvious – Songz has a likable falsetto and just enough balance between smooth and swaggering to make his radio-ready hits feel seductive and immediate. Nokia Theatre, 77 Chick Hearn Ct., L.A. 7:30 p.m. Sun. $50-$100. Nokiatheatre.com.
June 16, 2011 |
Melissa McCarthy and Joshua Jackson have been tapped to announce Emmy nominations on July 14 in the auditorium of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences in North Hollywood. The lists of contenders will be unveiled at 5:40 a.m. PT/8:40 a.m. ET. McCarthy stars as Molly in the CBS sitcom "Mike & Molly" and was recently seen in the feature film "Bridesmaids. " Jackson appears in the Fox drama "Fringe. " The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch will be held at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles on Sept.
June 9, 2011
MUSIC Some of us love the lusty, batty R. Kelly whose come-ons could make Prince blush. But his latest album, "Love Letter," isn't that record. Instead, it's steeped in vintage Stax and Motown. "When a Woman Loves" gracefully nods to Otis Redding's "I've Got Dreams to Remember" while giving Kells a smoky, tempered backdrop to tap decades of undeserving-man ballads. Wait for the pleading a cappella bridge, which goes on three times as long as it needs to — and it scorches. Nokia Theatre, 777 Chick Hearn Court, L.A. 7 p.m. Sat.-Sun.
August 16, 2013 |
Before Kobe Bryant spoke Thursday night at "Kobe Up Close Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel," Robert Horry took the stage. "[Bryant] has all kinds of accolades, all kinds of praise going, but he's still working hard every day," Horry said. "It makes you want to work hard. That's what guys realize when they come to the Lakers organization. " Bryant and Horry won three rings together with the Lakers (2000-02) but the former teammates didn't always see eye to eye. Bryant's intensity in practice and even in games could be a little much for a seasoned veteran like Horry.
October 21, 2013 |
Film composer Ennio Morricone, who has been nominated five times for an Oscar and who received an honorary statuette in 2007, is scheduled to conduct concerts of his movie music at performances in Los Angeles and New York in March. The L.A. concert is set for March 20 at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live; the New York performance is scheduled for March 23 at the Barclays Center's Cushman and Wakefield Theatre in Brooklyn. Tickets go on sale Oct. 25 at 10 a.m. at www.axs.com. Listing Morricone's most famous movies scores can be a difficult task simply because there are so many - "A Fistful of Dollars," "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly," "Once upon a Time in the West," "The Mission," "The Untouchables," "Cinema Paradiso," and "Bugsy" among them.
April 4, 2013 |
Juanes will perform two songs on a special "Latin Night" edition of ABC's "Dancing With the Stars. " The multiple Grammy- and Latin Grammy-winning Colombian rockero , who has just released his memoir, "Chasing the Sun," simultaneously in English and Spanish, will perform a Spanish-language song set on the TV program on April 29. Juanes also will be starting his Loud and Unplugged tour this spring, including a May 25 engagement at L.A.'s Nokia...
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September 21, 2013 |
Motorists in downtown Los Angeles may not be walking down the red carpet on Sunday, but they may feel like they deserve to. Officials will close down several streets around the Nokia Theatre for the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards presentation and the after-show Governor's Ball. The closures will affect Figueroa Street from Venice to Olympic boulevards, Flower Street between 9th Street and Pico Boulevard and Pico between Flower and L.A. Live Way. Additionally, 11th and 12th streets will be shut down west of Flower, officials say. Most closures will begin at 6 a.m. and will last until midnight.
December 7, 2008 |
Come early 2009, the new Grammy Museum in downtown Los Angeles will play host to a series of public events, the centerpiece of which will be a chat and performance by Brian Wilson on Jan. 15. Overall, the four-story hall has more than 100 events on tap for the coming year, says Executive Director Bob Santelli. Though some are directly tied to the Grammy Awards, such as a free Jan. 22 look at the "Masterminds Behind the Grammys," most, like the museum itself, have a broader focus than the award gala.