May 10, 2013 |
Nokia and Verizon Wireless are teaming up to launch the Lumia 928, a variation of the Finnish phone maker's flagship smartphone. After a few days of teasing users with vague ads like one that ran in a recent issue of Vanity Fair , the company officially announced the expected device Friday morning through a blog post. And as many expected, the Lumia 928 appears to be very similar to the Lumia 920, a phone that launched last year exclusively for AT&T. Nokia said the Lumia 928 features a 4.5-inch OLED HD screen.
May 7, 2013 |
Nokia is set to announce a new smartphone next week, but it's already begun teasing the device in magazine and alleged billboard advertisements. Last month, the Finnish phone maker sent out invitations for a May 14 event in London where it promised to reveal "what's next" for the company. That set off speculation about what the company might reveal, and many guessed it could be the Lumia 928, a version of its flagship smartphone built for Verizon that could feature one of the most advanced cameras available on smartphones.
May 3, 2013 |
Alejandro Sanz doesn't do irony. Earnestness flows like extra-sweet sangria from the Spanish singer-guitarist. Sincerity suffuses his raspy voice, a fine, soulful instrument that he showcased to striking effect during his Wednesday-night concert at the Nokia Theatre. In many of his songs, Sanz is a man alternately liberated by, and imprisoned in, dramatic passions and anguished hopes. This flamenco-tinged belter and multiple Latin Grammy Award winner is one of the few performers alive who could make Neil Diamond sound like David Byrne.
April 25, 2013 |
Nokia, taking a chapter right out of Apple's playbook, is sending invitations for a press event that gives only a hint of what it might be about. It's unclear what the Finnish phone maker will unveil at the May 14 event in London, but the invitation gives two clues. It says: "The Nokia Lumia story continues," and in a much harder-to-see text, adds: "See what's next. " Such invites have been an Apple hallmark that often fuels rampant speculation and generates buzz. PHOTOS: The top smartphones of 2013 For Nokia's press event, there's already several theories floating around.
April 11, 2013
Passion Pit, best known for its anthemic hits "Sleepyhead" and "Little Secrets," has gained a devoted audience with affection for singer Michael Angelakos' soaring falsetto and gymnastic vocal runs. The band is adept at transforming studio creations into human-centered performances, moving from instrument to instrument throughout its set. Sometimes, the group belts out guitar, bass, drum and synth jams; other times, all the members are on synthesizers. Club Nokia, 800 W. Olympic Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Thurs.
March 8, 2013 |
Nothing endears Mexican diva Paquita la del Barrio to her fans more than the knowledge that, like them, she has suffered in life. Despite having recorded more than 30 albums that have sold a collective 20 million copies, Paquita manages to convey the attitude of a woman scorned but still bravely smiling through her smeared mascara. When Paquita belts out a ranchera, then turns to male members of her audience and asks, "Are you listening to me, you good-for-nothing?," there's an obvious camp value.
March 6, 2013 |
Nokia has rolled out its own app #2ToInstaWithLove , hoping to pressure Instagram to build a Windows Phone version of the popular mobile photo-sharing software. All new Nokia smartphones run the Windows Phone operating system but the Instagram app is only available for Apple and Google Android devices. The Finnish phone maker says it wants Instagram to make an app for its devices running the Windows Phone operating system. "The only way for us to show how much the Nokia community really cares about bringing this world-class app to Windows Phone, is by having a little fun and showing Instagram just how passionate you all are," Nokia said in a blog post addressed to its users.
February 21, 2013
Quiet storm standard-bearers 94.7 The Wave presents a Smooth Night Out led by the mirror-glossed sound of saxophonist Boney James. Spencer Day, Norman Brown with Kirk Whalum and others will also be on board for a funk and R&B-infused evening that flirts with jazz in the way that vermouth flirts with a martini. Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live, 777 Chick Hearn Court. Sat., 8 p.m. $45-$89.50. http://www.ticketmaster.com .
February 18, 2013 |
It's impressive enough for a charismatic guy with a British accent, a pirate's hat and an acoustic guitar to bring a theater full of excited teenage girls to a frenzy of screams worthy of Justin Bieber or the Beatles, as Ed Sheeran did on Sunday night. But at the Nokia Theatre on what the 22-year-old described as his biggest American gig to date (on his birthday, no less), Sheeran achieved a more amazing feat. Using a crowd control method he dubbed “the universal shush,” the supremely talented artist asked this hormonal mass to remain quiet for the softer songs.
February 16, 2013 |
Ed Sheeran had plenty to be proud of Sunday night at the Grammy Awards, where the English singer-songwriter's "The A Team" was nominated for song of the year. Not only that, but Sheeran performed the tune - a sympathetic ballad about a troubled woman who turns to drugs and prostitution - on the telecast as an intergenerational duet with Elton John. Reflecting on the experience the day after the ceremony, however, Sheeran seemed less than satisfied. The problem wasn't that he'd lost the award to "We Are Young" by Fun., but that he'd attended Justin Timberlake's late-night post-Grammy concert at the Hollywood Palladium.