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  • Rio 2 celebrates an 'Evening in Brazil' for fun-filled Family Jam at LA Zoo

    Rio 2 celebrates an 'Evening in Brazil' for fun-filled Family Jam at LA Zoo

    The kids are out of school for the summer and they are energetic in finding fun activities to indulge in. Family days are more frequent and the kids can't stay at summer camp all day. After a long week of work, it is time to stimulate the minds of the little one and break free from Netflix nights...
  • Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine announces 2014/15 season

    Lisa Smith Wengler Center for the Arts at Pepperdine announces 2014/15 season

    Jazz great Al Jarreau, classical pianist Sean Chen, and the Pepperdine Jazz Ensemble are just a few of the artists set to appear at the Lisa Smith Wengler Center For The Arts at Pepperdine University during its 2014-2015 season. The newly dedicated center is located in the heart of Pepperdine’s...
  • Ted Z and The Wranglers play the weekly country showcase at Bigs in Fullerton

    Ted Z and The Wranglers play the weekly country showcase at Bigs in Fullerton

    You've made it through another week of work and it's time to reward yourself with some live music and possibly dancing. If country music is what you're looking for, Fullerton is the place to go. Bigs has long had a tradition with rockabilly, and now it the the location of a weekly country showcase...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Little Big Town

    OC Fair concert preview: Little Big Town

    With all the stereotypes Orange County folk get about being surfers or skaters, you would never think that a large country music scene exists this side of the Mason-Dixon line. Fact is, all walks of life enjoy the California sun and beach life, even those that might wear a cowboy hat to blot out the...
  • Experience Los Angeles theatre without breaking the bank

    Experience Los Angeles theatre without breaking the bank

    Los Angeles may be home to the movie industry, but it also supports a vibrant live theatre community as well. Besides the better known (and more expensive) venues like the Hollywood Pantages Theatre, the Ahmanson and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, live theatre lovers can get the same experience and...
  • Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan coming to Catalina’s Jazz Club, August 8-10, 2014

    Jazz guitarist Stanley Jordan coming to Catalina’s Jazz Club, August 8-10, 2014

    Stanley Jordan will perform six shows with his trio beginning Aug. 8 - 10 at Catalina’s Jazz Club in Hollywood The Grammy-nominated guitarist who has achieved a devoted following as a result of his pioneering “touch technique” or two-hand tapping, will perform songs from his recent Mack Avenue...
  • Superstar Kobe Bryant talks about how he feels physically during a press conference in Santa Barbara.

    Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant says ‘physically, I feel great’

    One of the major concerns for the Los Angeles Lakers heading into the 2014-15 NBA season will be Kobe Bryant’s health. Kobe has gone down with season-ending injuries for two straight years now and many believe he might not have much left in the tank. On Wednesday, July 10, Kobe addressed the...
  • Kobe Bryant says Lakers still have ‘several options’ without Carmelo Anthony

    Kobe Bryant says Lakers still have ‘several options’ without Carmelo Anthony

    On Wednesday, July 10, Kobe Bryant spoke to the media in Santa Barbara before getting his basketball camp underway. Kobe addressed the rumors surrounding Carmelo Anthony considering the Los Angeles Lakers in NBA free agency, but also said the team has options if Anthony chooses to re-sign with the...
  • Deke Dickerson plays Shannon's on Pine

    Deke Dickerson plays Shannon's on Pine

    You've been working hard all week and you're ready to have some time for yourself this weekend. You deserve it after sitting through all those meetings and conference calls this week. One way to reward yourself is to head out to Shannon's on Pine on Saturday. Why? Well, it's so good you asked. The...
  • Craving some Cuban food? These restaurants in the SF Valley taste delicioso

    Craving some Cuban food? These restaurants in the SF Valley taste delicioso

    As mouth watering and simple-looking as Cuban food is, it’s really hard to imitate. When you find yourself craving something “delicioso,” you want the real deal; you know, that place that can transport you to the little “cafeteria” in the street corner of your childhood “barrio.” There are many...
  • Guide to Pauley Pavilion, home of the UCLA Bruins

    Guide to Pauley Pavilion, home of the UCLA Bruins

    Pauley Pavilion is best known as the legendary home of the UCLA Bruins. Opened in 1965 and renovated between 2010-2012, the venue hosts the Bruins' basketball, volleyball and gymnastics events. It has also served as the location for occasional outside happenings, including the Teen Choice Awards and...
  • Guide to the Honda Center in Anaheim

    Guide to the Honda Center in Anaheim

    Home of the NHL's Anaheim Ducks, the Honda Center is also one of Anaheim's major entertainment venues. In addition to Ducks games, the venue has hosted NCAA men's college basketball regional tournament action and a number of significant events, including "WWE Monday Night Raw" and concerts by the...
  • Candace Parker named the 2014 All-Star

    Candace Parker named the 2014 All-Star

    Los Angeles Sparks superstar Candace Parker has been named a Western Conference starter in the 2014 WNBA All-Star game in Phoenix on July19. This is Parker's third selection to the All-Star game since entering the WNBA in 2008. In 2013, she was league MVP, along with being All-Star MVP where she...
  • XXL magazine Freshman Kevin Gates hits the road for US Headline Tour

    XXL magazine Freshman Kevin Gates hits the road for US Headline Tour

    The artist from XXL’s 2014 freshmen cover are having the best year of their lives since their exposure in the popular hip-hop magazine. Out of the 12 freshmen all-stars, Kevin Gates has earned the stamp of approval from fans all over the south. Originally from Louisiana, the New Orleans bred rapper...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Lifehouse and Five For Fighting

    OC Fair concert preview: Lifehouse and Five For Fighting

    The Orange County Fair often gets talent from across the world, but when homegrown Los Angeles and OC musicians are available to play, they tend to get the most love. In the case of Lifehouse and Five For Fighting, fans get a double whammy of LA rock and roll and modern alternative rock when they...
  • Get to know L.A. singer-songwriter Michael-Ann

    Get to know L.A. singer-songwriter Michael-Ann

    Michael-Ann is a singer songwriter in Los Angeles. She discusses her musical roots in the Ozarks, some "Wow!" moments in her career, and what we can expect from her next. AXS: How old were you when you started playing guitar? I was about 19 when I first started learning guitar. AXS: What compelled...
  • Phoenix Mercury turned up the heat on the LA Sparks Sunday

    Phoenix Mercury turned up the heat on the LA Sparks Sunday

    The Phoenix Mercury escaped with a quality win at Staples Center down the stretch, against the Los Angeles Sparks for the 94-89 win on Sunday evening. Diana Taurasi knocked down a huge three-pointer with 8.7 seconds left in the fourth quarter, which proved to be the nail in the coffin. "You actually...
  • San Fernando Valley area's best wine bars

    San Fernando Valley area's best wine bars

    Wine bars are cropping up all over Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley. It seems a variety of ages enjoy an interesting glass of wine, tapas and small plates to match enjoyed in a cozy and lively environment for their afternoon and evening entertainment. For a fun experience with girlfriends...
  • Stéphane Denève conducts Beethoven and Mussorgsky at the Hollywood Bowl

    Stéphane Denève conducts Beethoven and Mussorgsky at the Hollywood Bowl

    Two incomparable outdoor concert experiences await you on Aug. 26 and Aug. 28, when the LA Philharmonic presents The Emperor and The Exhibition at the Hollywood Bowl. Under the baton of French conductor Stéphane Denève, the LA Phil orchestra with guest pianist Marc-André Hamelin will perform...
  • Country artist Ben Dukes: Keep the goal line in sight

    Country artist Ben Dukes: Keep the goal line in sight

    Ben Dukes is a country singer-songwriter living in Los Angeles. At the time of writing, he is No. 3 on the ReverbNation country charts for L.A. He discusses how his father's death inspired him to pursue a career in music, and his reaction to being invited to perform on The Late Late Show with Craig...
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