May 6, 2013 |
Otis College of Art and Design added a new element to the mix for its 31st annual scholarship benefit and fashion show Saturday night at the Beverly Hilton -- an honor called the Style Icon Award, which was presented to Sally Perrin, L.A.-based creative director of luxury leather goods brand Perrin Paris . The inaugural award was presented by costume designer Bob Mackie (one of this year's senior design mentors) who noted: "Personal style has no age or social status, and can exist anywhere in life.
May 4, 2013 |
Below are a few choice Spring releases that have been getting high-volume rotation on the stereo of one particular Volvo rolling the streets of Los Angeles. Bleached, "Ride Your Heart" (Dead Oceans) The two sisters who co-founded Bleached first earned ears in Mika Miko, the incendiary punk band whose sweaty nights at the downtown L.A. club the Smell in the mid-00s helped solidify a small movement. As Bleached, Jennifer and Jessica Clavin have calmed a bit and have a new appreciation for texture, harmony and restraint.
December 6, 2012 |
Sometimes things fall apart. It's an unfortunate part of the deal. Just because music happens doesn't always mean it happens right, on schedule or as planned. Feedback happens. Budding genius is quashed by forces outside of one's control. Unfortunately, Shuggie Otis at the Echoplex on Wednesday never really got going. Even if the efforts were often valiant, a bum amp and an uncertain performance hobbled the underground soul legend's return. The hurdles proved so obstructive that at one point he stopped playing a song midway through as the band was trying to build momentum and said, "If this show don't start now I'm outta here.
December 4, 2012 |
A new report on Los Angeles' creative economy shows the entertainment industry emerging from its recession-induced slump, with modest job gains in 2011 hinting at the early stages of a recovery. The entertainment industry employed about 120,400 people in Los Angeles County last year -- off about 7% from the peak in 2006, but an improvement over 2010, according to the Otis Report on the Creative Economy of the Los Angeles Region released Tuesday. Motion picture and video production accounted for the greatest number of job losses in the entertainment sector from 2006 to 2011.
October 24, 2012 |
Otis Williams, co-founder of the R&B/soul group the Temptations, has listed his Woodland Hills home for sale at $849,000. The gated Mediterranean-style home, built in 1989, features a two-story living room, three fireplaces, a billiards room, an office, four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms. There are about 3,600 square feet of living space in two stories. Williams, who will turn 71 on Oct. 30, is a singer, songwriter and record producer. The baritone is the last surviving member of the original Temptations lineup and has continued to tour.
May 22, 2012 |
Writers from around the Tribune Co. discuss the Orlando Magic's firing of Coach Stan Van Gundy and General Manager Otis Smith. Feel free to join the conversation with a comment of your own. Baxter Holmes, Los Angeles Times Orlando's management has a hilarious history of mis-hires and misfires (Chuck Daly? Billy Donovan?), but the move to sweep aside both Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith should be filed under “gutless.” They will regret it, too, when Dwight Howard, who's the puppeteer behind these sackings and has the Magic obeying his every whim, ditches Orlando for Brooklyn or Los Angeles or elsewhere.