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  • Syrup Loft wants LA's best Nicholas Cage artwork for muse party

    Syrup Loft wants LA's best Nicholas Cage artwork for muse party

    Just when you think Los Angeles cannot come up with another idea, Angelenos discover a new venture or subject for us to check out. We all know Hollywood is the birthplace of many celebrities and attention to the rich and famous is a tad bit more excessive than most cities. In fact, people are so...
  • Bob Log III Plays southern California this week

    Bob Log III Plays southern California this week

    When you think of a one-man band, what is the first thing to come to mind? Perhaps you think about Dick Van Dyke's Character in "Mary Poppins." You know, the guy with the concertina, trumpet, horn, drum and cymbals? Now be honest. How many of you thought of a man in a jumpsuit and a space helmet...
  • Moonshine Bandits push boundaries

    Moonshine Bandits push boundaries

    If you believe the hip-hop community has a monopoly on youthful hedonism, you obviously haven’t heard Moonshine Bandits. With Calicountry, these hick-hop artists mix rapping with country-esque music to create the hillbilly equivalent to gangsta rap. Granted, these guys don’t sing about drive-bys and...
  • Interview with singer-songwriter Lauren Black

    Interview with singer-songwriter Lauren Black

    Lauren Black is a sweet-voiced singer-songwriter from Orange County who has been singing in front of people since she was three years old. She discusses her first performance at a church, her inspiration to start writing songs, and her upcoming EP. AXS: What do you remember from your first solo...
  • Yo-Yo Ma to perform Elgar's 'Cello Concerto' at the Hollywood Bowl, August 14

    Yo-Yo Ma to perform Elgar's 'Cello Concerto' at the Hollywood Bowl, August 14

    In every era, there have been musicians in the world who are destined to play a highly significant role in music’s history. Presently, one of them is the brilliant cellist, Yo-Yo Ma who will appear in concert on August 14 at the Hollywood Bowl at 8 p.m. Leonard Slatkin will conduct the award...
  • Girls Guns & Glory incorporate great country elements

    Girls Guns & Glory incorporate great country elements

    At first glance, you might expect Girls Guns & Glory appear to be one rowdy, beer guzzling country-rock act. Maybe this impression is suggested by earlier hard rock band names, such as Guns N’ Roses and L.A. Guns. Opener “All the Way Up to Heaven,” however, suggests more subdued country and...
  • Herbie Hancock to perform with orchestra at Hollywood Bowl on August 6

    Herbie Hancock to perform with orchestra at Hollywood Bowl on August 6

    Recognition happens on different levels of immediacy but one would be hard pressed not to recognize the accomplishments of Herbie Hancock. What sets the virtuoso apart from his contemporaries is his appealing mixture of compositional integrity and musical authority. In other words, he knows music...
  • Nick Young agrees to sign four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Nick Young agrees to sign four-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

    On Friday, July 11, the Los Angeles Lakers decided to start making moves to bring back a few players from last year’s roster. Veteran guard/forward Nick Young agreed to re-sign with the Lakers on a long-term deal, according to Jeff Goodman of ESPN via Twitter: Nick Young has agreed to remain with...
  • FIG at 7th Downtown Festival brings arts, farmers market and music

    FIG at 7th Downtown Festival brings arts, farmers market and music

    Get over to downtown Los Angeles this summer to FIG at 7th shopping center for great music, food, arts and crafts, activities for children and a little culture love. Only in their second year, FIG at 7th has managed to feature some popular artist with an exceptional programming schedule competing...
  • Red Hot Angels have strong first half

    Red Hot Angels have strong first half

    The Los Angeles Angels finished off the first half of the season strong, completing a sweep of the rival Texas Rangers in Arlington on Sunday. The Angels finished just 1.5 games behind the AL West leading Oakland A's, having the league's second best record. The Angels began slower than molasses...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band

    OC Fair concert preview: Nickelodeon's The Fresh Beat Band

    Kids sometimes get a raw deal at large musical gathering such as the Orange County fair. Most of the time, classic rock bands dragging their legacy from town to town are the big draw, or maybe some local bands playing a special hometown show for their friends and family. And although this year has a...
  • Pau Gasol jumps to the Windy City contender

    Pau Gasol jumps to the Windy City contender

    Former Lakers two time champion Pau Gasol agreed to a new deal with the Chicago Bulls on Saturday evening. Avoiding a sign-in-trade with the Lakers, Gasol will sign a three-year, $22 million deal. Gasol announced the decision on his twitter account: "It hasn't been easy. After meditating it a lot I...
  • Purple Mountains Majesties have a July residency at The Wayfarer

    Purple Mountains Majesties have a July residency at The Wayfarer

    Southern California is a melting pot not only of cultures, but also of musical styles. You can find everything from jazz to metal to bands that defy easy classification. Purple Mountains Majesties is one of the bands that falls into the latter category. Here's an assignment for you: Listen to a...
  • In Memoriam: Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

    In Memoriam: Grammy-winning jazz bassist Charlie Haden (1937-2014)

    The music world has lost one of its most prolific, creative and fearless players, though his body of work leaves a remarkable legacy that will forever remain engrained in our culture. Three-time Grammy winner and Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient Charlie Haden was an icon of...
  • The best Los Angeles museums for the entire family

    The best Los Angeles museums for the entire family

    Los Angeles is more than just great weather, beaches and Hollywood stars. It’s also home to some of the best museums in the country. The city offers variety of fun, interactive, and educational experiences for kids and adults. Here are some of the best family-friendly museums in Los Angeles...
  • Experience Northeast Los Angeles: Tasting menus for Claremont Restaurant Week

    Experience Northeast Los Angeles: Tasting menus for Claremont Restaurant Week

    On July 10, 2014, Discover Claremont and the Claremont Chamber of Commerce held a preview tasting event to kick off the 2nd Annual Claremont Restaurant Week from July 14-20, 2014. Restaurant chefs and owners were on hand to talk about their restaurants and the food they serve. Held in the courtyard...
  • Jordan Hill agrees to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

    Jordan Hill agrees to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers

    With Carmelo Anthony headed back to the New York Knicks, the Los Angeles Lakers have moved onto Plan B. Part of the backup plan was signing forward Jordan Hill to a new deal. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports on July 11, Hill agreed to a two-year deal with the Lakers: Free agent...
  • Parker Milsap arrives with a great new album

    Parker Milsap arrives with a great new album

    The buzz around the Americana and alt.country music realm is that Parker Milsap is the next great singer/songwriter to come along. His self-titled album is proof that all these accolades are not in vain, either. He’s quite good; the real deal. You notice right away that, although Milsap may have...
  • Queen of country music Miranda Lambert returns

    Queen of country music Miranda Lambert returns

    There are many good reasons to stay in love with Miranda Lambert. First and foremost is because she’s one of the few female mainstream country artists that sings honestly about life. That seems like a no-brainer, since being boldly truthful is one of the cornerstone values of country music. However...
  • The Lakers settle for Lin-sanity this season

    The Lakers settle for Lin-sanity this season

    After major moves with free agents in the NBA, the Los Angeles Lakers agreed on a trade with the Houston Rockets for Jeremy Lin and a first-round draft pick in 2015. The Lakers missed out possibly making a blockbuster move in their attempt to sign Lebron James and Carmelo Anthony. With various...
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