July 25, 2013 |
When VH1 announced plans for a biopic on groundbreaking R&B/hip-hop/pop trio TLC, there were plenty of questions. Who would play the pop trio known for its brazen anthems? How much of their fiery interpersonal drama would be documented? Would the band's surviving members play a role? Actress-singer Drew Sidora, rapper Lil Mama and Keke Palmer channel T-Boz, the late Left Eye and Chilli, respectively, to near-perfection for the film that traces their rise to fame -- and of course their struggles.
March 7, 2010 |
Daniel Davies needs to drive. It's his preferred way back to Los Angeles after a tour leading the band Year Long Disaster, behind the wheel of his 1996 green van, sometimes driving alone, sometimes in silence, or cranking up the satellite radio for hours of music and basketball. He can get across the country in just three days, while the rest of his hard rock trio flies comfortably back home. "I get there faster than most," Davies, 29, says of his driving skills but admits, "We keep finding these tickets in the back of the van."
February 7, 2013
Fresh off an eclectic monthlong residency at the Blue Whale, Grammy-nominated keyboardist John Beasley leads this funk and soul-jazz-oriented trio joined by bassist Daryl Jones and drummer Ronald Bruner Jr. The trio, titled 3 Brave Souls, will be joined by a pair of vocalists in Nayanna Holley and Dwight Trible, who reliably can take any song directly into interstellar space. The Jazz Bakery at the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 9820 Washington Blvd., Culver City. Fri., 8 p.m. $25. http://www.jazzbakery.com .
January 10, 2013
Equally adept with classical and jazz, New York-based pianist Uri Caine performs with a trio that includes bassist Drew Gress and drummer Clarence Penn for a night that should be reminiscent of his celebrated Village Vanguard live recordings and his 2011 album "Siren" (which surprisingly marked his first studio recording in a trio). The Blue Whale, 123 Astronaut E.S. Onizuka St., Suite 301., L.A. Sat., 9 p.m. $15 http://www.bluewhalemusic.com .
November 13, 1985 |
"I don't want a front-row seat--it might be too loud." One parent, waiting in line at Emerson Junior High School Auditorium recently, with toddlers in tow, had reservations concerning the trio about to perform. She needn't have worried. Here from Canada on a performance and workshop tour, Sharon, Lois and Bram have been entertaining young children for years. Their sound is warm and mellow, a mix of old nursery favorites, playground chants, lullabies and folk music from all over the world.
June 21, 2012
Few bands know how to be simultaneously funny and scary as well as Liars. The perennially expatriated trio (most recently from Berlin) has examined many styles, from the damned and danceable growl of Suicide to an archly dumb-as-a-post rock riffage to an ambient swoon worthy of their good friends in Radiohead. Fonda Theatre, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., L.A. 8 p.m. Fri. $20.50. goldenvoice.com.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 9, 2008 |
A federal judge Thursday sentenced a Northern California man to nearly 20 years in prison for waging a failed eco-terrorism bombing campaign that targeted a dam and a plant genetics lab. Eric McDavid, 29, of Forest- hill, Calif., was convicted in March after his two co-conspirators pleaded guilty and assisted prosecutors in the case against him. U.S. Atty. McGregor Scott said McDavid's sentence should serve as "a cautionary tale" to other extremists. Prosecutors alleged that the trio hatched plans between June 2005 and January 2006 to construct homemade bombs to destroy Sacramento's Nimbus Dam and fish hatchery, electrical power facilities, cellular towers and a U.S. Forest Service science center.
December 1, 1987 |
Show business legends Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. will go on a 40-performance, 29-city North American tour in 1988, the trio announced today. The three "Rat Pack" stars held a news conference at Chasen's restaurant in Beverly Hills to outline details of the tour. They will combine their talents for performances starting March 13 at the Oakland Coliseum.