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  • Tom Freund is an evocative singer-songwriter worth checking out

    Tom Freund is an evocative singer-songwriter worth checking out

    You have to give credit to an artist who is willing to branch out and try different things. Tom Freund is one of those artists. His first album was a collaboration with Ben Harper, which is a pretty good place to start. Since that album, Fruend has recorded a childrens album and a Christmas album in...
  • NBA preseason schedule should be shortened, says L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers

    NBA preseason schedule should be shortened, says L.A. Clippers coach Doc Rivers

    Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers thinks the NBA preseason should be reduced to four games, reported the Los Angeles Times on Thursday. His team – after Friday’s preseason finale – has played eight exhibition games this season, three of which were part of back-to-back sets. Rivers thinks...
  • Grammy Museum: Celebrating Rodney Dangerfield

    Grammy Museum: Celebrating Rodney Dangerfield

    On November 2, 2014, The Grammy Museum will reveal The Comedic Genius of Rodney Dangerfield. Curated in conjunction with Rodney's widow, Joan Dangerfield, and located on the Museum’s third floor, the unique exhibit will give visitors a comprehensive study of his life and love of comedy. The exhibit...
  • LA Galaxy should be fine without Omar Gonzalez

    LA Galaxy should be fine without Omar Gonzalez

    Defender Omar Gonzalez of the LA Galaxy will not be available for Saturday’s game against the Seattle Sounders, which is the last game of the season. What is at stake? Well, with Gonzalez gone, the Los Angeles Galaxy could miss out on the Supporters’ Shield award. Still, things could be fine without...
  • The Far West plays earnest country music

    The Far West plays earnest country music

    Bands in a city like Los Angeles are a dime a dozen. That's nothing against the bands. In fact, it says a lot about bands here that they try to navigate their way through the countless bands that are trying to get noticed. Since bands are so plentiful, it can be a little overwhelming to try to find...
  • Jackie Ryan performs with The Tamir Hendelman Trio, Rickey Woodard, Nov. 1

    Jackie Ryan performs with The Tamir Hendelman Trio, Rickey Woodard, Nov. 1

    Jazz vocalist Jackie Ryan will perform with the Tamir Hendelman Trio at the Musician’s Institute in Hollywood, CA on Saturday, November 1, 2014. Tenor saxophonist Rickey Woodard is the special guest. The concert is a part of the Jazz Bakery’s Moveable Feast concert series which features acclaimed...
  • Omar Gonzalez not happy with suspension

    Omar Gonzalez not happy with suspension

    Last Sunday near the end of the game around the 88th minute, Los Angeles Galaxy's Omar Gonzalez was given his second yellow card against Seattle Sounders FC Gonzado Pineda. Gonzalez was ejected and did not speak to reporters after Sunday's match. He did address the situation in it's entirety on...
  • AJ DeLaGarza signs multi-year contract with LA Galaxy

    AJ DeLaGarza signs multi-year contract with LA Galaxy

    Defender AJ DeLaGarza signed a multi-year contract with the LA Galaxy as announced on Wednesday by the Angeleno club team. DeLaGarza has played every defending position for the Galaxy this season and proven to be very effective as the Angeleno club team has the best defense in the MLS league this...
  • Las Vegas police investigating alleged assault by L.A. Clippers' Blake Griffin

    Las Vegas police investigating alleged assault by L.A. Clippers' Blake Griffin

    The Associated Press reported on Wednesday that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is under investigation by Las Vegas Metro Police Department for allegedly assaulting a man at the Tao nightclub at the Venetian early Sunday morning. According to TMZ.com, the supposed altercation was over a...
  • Do you even listen to Florida Georgia Line, bro?

    Do you even listen to Florida Georgia Line, bro?

    In a recent review of the new album from Florida Georgia Line, the writer declared that Anything Goes is "the worst album in the history of country music." Could it really be as bad as this reviewer made it out to be? There was only one way to discover. The album begins with the title track and the...
  • Charlie Musselwhite plays The Canyon Club

    Charlie Musselwhite plays The Canyon Club

    Well, loyal reader, you've made it through another week of work. You should reward yourself. After all, it's not always easy to make it through a week of work whether it's because of a demanding boss, awful coworkers, or simply that you dislike your job. You have a great way to reward yourself this...
  • EEK! At The Greek! Halloween Fun for Classical Music Lovers, Oct. 25

    EEK! At The Greek! Halloween Fun for Classical Music Lovers, Oct. 25

    Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles presents EEK! At The Greek! 2014 Halloween Festival featuring Symphony In The Glen on Saturday, Oct. 25 at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles at 7 p.m. Hosted by Symphony In The Glen and Nederland Concerts, this family-friendly annual event is now in its fourth year...
  • DJ Carisma: The Golden State DJ continues to electrify

    DJ Carisma: The Golden State DJ continues to electrify

    Born Cathleen Robertson and raised in Santa Ana, California, DJ Carisma lets her skills do the talking and she'll soon dominate the industry with her passion and vision. DJ Carisma can be heard all over the airwaves on Power 106 in Los Angeles and DASH Radio—she also produces mixtapes for many well...
  • Best Halloween concerts in Los Angeles

    Best Halloween concerts in Los Angeles

    Plan on pairing up Halloween and music this October? Los Angeles has a thriving music culture year round but the options have definitely been amped up for this spooky holiday season. Options in and around Los Angeles include two massive festivals, as well as a full symphony at one of the most famous...
  • Jenny Lewis 'The Voyager' is voyaging her way to Pomona

    Jenny Lewis 'The Voyager' is voyaging her way to Pomona

    Singer-songwriter Jenny Lewis has added new US tour dates in December with Ryan Adams, who helped produce The Voyager with partner Mike Viola, including a date on Dec. 11 at the Fox Theater in Pomona. This current tour should find Lewis proudly performing new material. One her producers, Ryan Adams...
  • LA Galaxy to face Seattle Sounders in last game of season

    LA Galaxy to face Seattle Sounders in last game of season

    The LA Galaxy is set to face the Seattle Sounders in the last game of the 2014 MLS season on Saturday at the CenturyLink Field, home of the Sounders. The game will determine who will be the best team for this year. The Los Angeles Galaxy are currently 17-6-10 while the Sounders are 19-10-4. Both...
  • Jazz vocalist Cat Conner releases 'Cat House' with All-Star band

    Jazz vocalist Cat Conner releases 'Cat House' with All-Star band

    In Cat House (Cat Tales Records, 1011), Los Angeles-based jazz singer Cat Conner chronicles many of the trials and tribulations that a lifetime imposes. She hasn’t lived a perfect life. She has regrets. But that's from a lifetime of taking chances, making decisions, and trying not to be frozen. The...
  • Michael-Ann plays a benefit show to prevent domestic abuse

    Michael-Ann plays a benefit show to prevent domestic abuse

    With all the stories of NFL players, domestic violence has been in the news a lot recently. Granted, it's never good to hear stories of domestic abuse or any other social turmoil. However, no matter the issue, you can always count on some musicians to take a stand and speak out. That's one of the...
  • LA Galaxy needs to put Landon Donovan's festivities behind

    LA Galaxy needs to put Landon Donovan's festivities behind

    The LA Galaxy need to put Landon Donovan’s festivities behind, as the team needs to concentrate with everything they have for Saturday’s game against the Seattle Sounders. The game on Saturday is also the last game of the 2014 MLS season and a win will give the Los Angeles Galaxy the best record...
  • The Turtle Island Quartet’s ‘Confetti Man’ is new and noteworthy

    The Turtle Island Quartet’s ‘Confetti Man’ is new and noteworthy

    Confetti Man (Azica Records, 71296) is the expansive new disc from the Grammy Award-winning Turtle Island Quartet. The 10-track disc is a brilliant mix of original compositions and arrangements that complement their string virtuosity. As the first string quartet to achieve artistic and commercial...
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