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  • BET Experience 2014: Maxwell, Jill Scott and friends

    BET Experience 2014: Maxwell, Jill Scott and friends

    "They mad because you're here and they aren't. Somebody's mad because you're here with your boo. Somebody's mad because your seats are better than theirs. They just mad. Well, I have a song especially for them." And with that, Jill Scott rolled into "Hate on Me", one of her many anthems that...
  • Design Festival in Los Angeles caters to every need for the consumer

    Design Festival in Los Angeles caters to every need for the consumer

    Whether your design abilities are professional or you are an expert hobbyist, LA’s outstanding appealing heritage at the annual Los Angeles Design Fest will showcase the cities best Angeleno style and outrageous taste during this three-week design festival. From June 13-29, tours, exhibitions...
  • Clippers make interesting NBA Draft pick at No. 28

    Clippers make interesting NBA Draft pick at No. 28

    With the 28th pick in the NBA Draft, the Los Angeles Clippers selected C.J. Wilcox from the University of Washington. "I got the call a couple of minutes before and started celebrating before my name was even called," Wilcox said. The 6-foot-5 Wilcox averaged 18.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, and impressed Head...
  • Trapt has fun summer plans

    Trapt has fun summer plans

    They say time flies when you’re having fun, and few things are more fun than being in a successful hard rock band. The group Trapt started way back in 1997, and now after releasing six albums to date, the group is going back out on tour in support of last year’s Reborn release. This time out, Trapt...
  • Ed Sheeran returns with a solid second album

    Ed Sheeran returns with a solid second album

    Ed Sheeran’s first album was titled +, and he continues with the math-related titling theme by calling his follow up release x, which is pronounced ‘multiply.’ Whether you add or multiply its elements, however, it looks to be another big success – no matter which way you do the math. Sheeran is, at...
  • Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts season highlights

    Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts season highlights

    The Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts has just released its lineup for the 2014/2015 season, and it looks like it’s going to be a good one. This season, former Tonight Show host Jay Leno will be the season opener. Leno recently stepped down as Tonight Show host, but because he is first and...
  • Guide to The Forum

    Guide to The Forum

    The Forum is a newly renovated indoor performance venue that features live music performances, sporting events, and entertainment shows each year. State-of-the-art audio and visual equipment combined with an innovative seat design layout makes for a unique fan experience when attending a show. The...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with special guests

    OC Fair concert preview: Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo with special guests

    Classic rock is usually synonymous with state and county fairs, as touring acts that once filled up stadiums and coliseums now bring their show to a smaller level. But the kids that grew up spending their hard-earned allowance are now adults, and sometimes parents, so showing up at a fair is more...
  • A's Cespedes calls out Dodgers' Yasiel Puig for HR Derby

    A's Cespedes calls out Dodgers' Yasiel Puig for HR Derby

    The 2013 Home Run Derby champion Yoenis Cespedes from the Oakland A's plans on defending his crown at this year's event at Target Field in Minnesota. Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane is concerned about injury to Cespedes. He missed significant time after last year's derby when he suffered a...
  • Michael Flomen's 'Wild Nights' associates nature with camera-less photography

    Michael Flomen's 'Wild Nights' associates nature with camera-less photography

    Canadian photographer Michael Flomen is a veteran when it comes to the art of taking pictures and making them come to life in a unique way. For the last 30 years, Flomen has captured every subject from street photography to objects in nature. An artist who has come full circle with his craft...
  • Everything you need to know about BET Experience 2014

    Everything you need to know about BET Experience 2014

    If you're headed to L.A. Live, STAPLES Center and the LA Convention Center for the 2014 BET Experience, here's everything you need to know to make your experience a pleasant one. The BETX Fan Fest events (which are free!) begin at noon on Saturday and Sunday and feature a lot of live music...
  • Guide to the LA Memorial Sports Arena

    Guide to the LA Memorial Sports Arena

    The Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena, connected with the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, is home to sporting events, musical performances, and religious and cultural events. With the ability to hold over 15,000 guests, the LA Memorial Sports Arena is a great venue for live entertainment or as a...
  • Possessed by Paul James is among the shows to see on Friday

    Possessed by Paul James is among the shows to see on Friday

    Possessed by Paul James is a one-man band, which is a rare enough thing. This particular one-man band is even rarer because while most one-man bands feature one guy on a guitar and drums, Possessed by Paul James makes a fiddle part of his repertoire (as well as a guitar, banjo, harmonica, and...
  • LA Clippers face big dilemma with Melo and Lebron

    LA Clippers face big dilemma with Melo and Lebron

    With so many teams vying for the services of Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony, the Los Angeles Clippers are the latest team to show strong interest in attempting to sign both players. Both James and Anthony have elected to opt out of their current contract and test the free agency market beginning...
  • XXL Freshmen Tour Featuring TDE artist Isaiah Rashad

    XXL Freshmen Tour Featuring TDE artist Isaiah Rashad

    It’s the year of the Hip-Hop freshmen artist to shine like a diamond. Isaiah Rashad, August Alsina, Ty Dolla Sign, Kevin Gates and Lil Bibby, will perform at the El Rey Theatre, sponsored by AEG Live in Los Angeles June 25. XXL presents the Freshmen Live tour of the year, featuring five out of 1...
  • Sparks in a sense of urgency after Stars loss?

    Sparks in a sense of urgency after Stars loss?

    The Los Angeles Sparks fell to the San Antonio Stars 72-69 on Sunday at the Staples Center, leaving the team in last place in the division. After a botched play by the Sparks with 8.4 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter—due to the Stars key defensive play on Candace Parker, where Danielle...
  • Exene Cervenka of LA punk band X fondly recalls Ray Manzarek

    Exene Cervenka of LA punk band X fondly recalls Ray Manzarek

    It feels a little strange getting nostalgic about punk rock. After all, punk – back when it was in its infancy – was all about ‘being in the moment.’ Few even thought about the genre’s legacy at the time. However, this year Los Angeles’ best punk band, X, will be performing their first four albums...
  • Three free concerts at the Annenberg Space for Photography

    Three free concerts at the Annenberg Space for Photography

    You don’t often think of Century City when considering where to go hear great country music. However, three concerts inspired by the Annenberg Space for Photography’s current exhibition, Country: Portraits of an American Sound, are set to take place at Century Park and presented in association with...
  • Mellow Man Ace talks 'Mentriosa'

    Mellow Man Ace talks 'Mentriosa'

    The lineup for the Sunset Strip Music Festival 2014 has just been announced, with Jane’s Addiction scheduled as this year’s headliner. This festival has always saluted Los Angeles’ – and more specifically, West Hollywood’s – huge impact on popular music. It was only last year that Mellow Man Ace...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Happy Together Tour

    OC Fair concert preview: Happy Together Tour

    For the first week's worth of OC Fair concerts, it might have seemed that the younger crowd was all the organizers were looking to please, but the "oldies but goodies" crowd will have a night to remember as the Happy Together Tour showcases The Turtles, Chuck Negron, Mark Farner, Mitch Ryder &...
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