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.
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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.
February 5, 2013 |
If you're getting excited about the annual Grammy Awards scheduled for Sunday night, you can dress the part with the new Grammy Label collection of tanks and T-shirts that is scheduled to launch in Los Angeles on Wednesday. Grammy Label makes luxury basics each season, under appointment by the Recording Academy, drawing inspiration from music and musical artists. A portion of proceeds from sales of the clothes is earmarked to pay for musical instruments for Grammy Camp , a summer program that brings teens together with professional artists.
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June 4, 2010
Here are the cultural and sporting events that Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa was scheduled to attend, according to mayoral aides, plus a few more that The Times verified independently. The mayor attended many of the events free of charge, and said he was there on official business or playing a ceremonial role — and therefore those tickets are exempt from gift restrictions on public officials. 9/10/2005 -- Aretha Franklin concert 11/3/2005 -- Lakers vs. Phoenix Suns, Staples Center 11/3/2005- - Latin Grammys, Shrine Auditorium 2/6/2006 -- Musi-Cares Pre-Grammy Award Benefit Concert 2/8/2006 -- Grammy Awards 2/26/2006 -- Jose Jose concert 3/2/2006 -- Carlos Santana concert for Dolores Huerta 3/5/2006 -- 78th Academy Awards, Kodak Theatre 4/3/2006 -- Dodgers opening day, Dodger Stadium 4/13/2006 -- Luis Miguel concert 5/12/2006 -- Clippers vs. Phoenix Suns, Staples Center 6/24/2006 -- Dodgers vs. Pittsburgh Pirates, Hollywood Stars game, Dodger Stadium 6/27/2006 -- BET Awards, Shrine Auditorium 7/8/2006 -- Hollywood Bowl concert 7/22/2006 -- Grammy Foundation Annual Tribute Dinner & Concert 7/29/2006 -- Reventon Super Estrella Concert 8/6/2006 -- Barcelona vs. Chivas Guadalajara, Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum 8/15/2006 -- Shakira concert 8/26/2006 -- Smokey Robinson concert 8/27/2006 -- 58th Prime Time Emmy Awards,...
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.
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.