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 30, 2013 |
It's been one of the most fruitful composer-director collaborations in modern Hollywood. Danny Elfman has scored 15 movies by Tim Burton, starting with "Pee-Wee's Big Adventure" in 1985 and leading up to last year's "Dark Shadows" and "Frankenweenie. " For the first time in the U.S., Elfman is to present his scores for Burton's films in an orchestral concert performance, scheduled appropriately enough for Halloween night at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. "Danny Elfman's Music from the Films of Tim Burton" will feature conductor John Mauceri leading the 87-piece Hollywood Symphony Orchestra and the 45-member Page L.A. Choir.
July 7, 2013 |
By 10:30 Friday night, Joey McIntyre had been listening to the shrieks of a packed arena audience for nearly an hour and a half. So you could understand his sense of security in acknowledging that his boy band, New Kids on the Block, no longer contained any actual boys. It had been a quarter-century, the 40-year-old McIntyre said, since the group broke out with the smash-hit “Hangin' Tough” album in 1988. And though “a lot has happened in 25 years” -- including the birth of McIntyre's three children, one of whom he brought to the stage at Staples Center -- he and his bandmates were looking forward to another 25. Cue more shrieking.
April 7, 2010
A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre: Jack Johnson, Oct. 12 (Sat.) Gibson Amphitheatre: Backstreet Boys, June 26; Magneto, May 2 (Fri.); Tony Bennett, Sept. 24 (Mon.) Hollywood Palladium: HARD Festival with the Bloody Beetroots, April 25 (now); Angels & Airwaves, May 29; El Gran Combo, June 5 (Fri.) The Wiltern: Jakob Dylan, May 13 (now); Massive Attack, May 20; Wolf Parade, July 31 (Fri.
November 18, 2013 |
Katy Perry will hit the road next year in support of her album " Prism ," the pop star announced Monday. The news came in a wee-hours tweet from Perry, who wrote that she was "ecstatic" to reveal the initial dates of what she's calling the Prismatic World Tour. Set to launch May 7 in Belfast, Northern Ireland, the trek is to wind its way through England and Scotland before ending up at London's O2 Arena for three shows May 27-30. Perry's support act for the British run will be Icona Pop, the Swedish duo responsible for the shouty stadium-rave hit " I Love It . " PHOTOS: Concerts by The Times Icona Pop will be busy: Last week Miley Cyrus announced that she'd selected the group to open a string of upcoming North American arena shows (including a Feb. 22 stop at Staples Center)