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  • 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...
  • Dudamel conducts Beethoven with Renaud & Gautier Capuçon, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Dudamel conducts Beethoven with Renaud & Gautier Capuçon, Jean-Yves Thibaudet

    Gustavo Dudamel will conduct the full beauty of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Opus 67 and his Triple Concerto in C major for Piano, Violin and Cello, Opus 56 on Tuesday, July 22 and Thursday, July 24 at the Hollywood Bowl. The Los Angeles Philharmonic orchestra, violinist Renaud Capuçon...
  • Drake hosting the 2014 ESPYS isn’t his first presenting gig

    Drake hosting the 2014 ESPYS isn’t his first presenting gig

    It is that time of year to pay homage to the greatest moments in professional athletics and celebrate the sports community. The 22nd annual Espy Awards is near; with the first list of presenters for this year’s show announced this week, including 24’s Kiefer Sutherland, Cameron Diaz, Jessica Alba...
  • Kailey Swanson: I can't imagine life without music

    Kailey Swanson: I can't imagine life without music

    Kailey Swanson is a singer-songwriter in Los Angeles. She was bitten by the acting bug at a young age and has progressed to a career in music. She currently voices two characters in Disney's Special Agent Oso in addition to writing and recording her own music. She discusses her beginnings in music...
  • Free agent Kent Bazemore would 'love to return' to the Los Angeles Lakers

    Free agent Kent Bazemore would 'love to return' to the Los Angeles Lakers

    With the Los Angeles Lakers in full pursuit of superstar Carmelo Anthony in NBA free agency, the free agents from last year’s roster have been left to sit and await their fate. Although all the players from last year's team that have hit the free agent market this month knowing the situation with...
  • OC Fair concert preview: Steppenwolf

    OC Fair concert preview: Steppenwolf

    For the past 50 years, give or take a breakup or two, Steppenwolf has been bringing a version of Los Angeles psychedelic rock to the masses. With “Born to Be Wild,” “Magic Carpet Ride" and “The Pusher,” Steppenwolf has written their page in the great American songbook and continue touring in support...
  • Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle's status for Summer League still uncertain

    Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle's status for Summer League still uncertain

    The Los Angeles Lakers got a steal in the 2014 NBA draft by selecting Kentucky’s Julius Randle with the seventh overall pick. It was uncertain who would fall to the Lakers at number seven, but the team lucked out with Randle being available once the team was on the clock. With the NBA draft and...
  • Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey 'Legends' comes to Los Angeles

    Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey 'Legends' comes to Los Angeles

    Behold the living legends! The greatest show on earth will be in Los Angeles this month to amuse children of all ages. The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus shows will come together for an amazing night called Legends. Legends is one of four shows the organization tours on every year...
  • Family Force 5's not standing still with its new music

    Family Force 5's not standing still with its new music

    Family Force 5’s latest album, Time Stands Still, doesn’t find the band standing particularly still—artistically, at least. Instead, this may be the group’s most variety-filled album to date and might be its best shot so far at widespread mainstream Christian radio success. Although the band’s zany...
  • With Band of Brothers, Willie Nelson shows he's as good as ever

    With Band of Brothers, Willie Nelson shows he's as good as ever

    It's no secret that Willie Nelson is a true American original and a national treasure. He is one of the faces and voices of country music although he has done more than record country songs. A lot about this man is amazing, but perhaps the most amazing is that he is 81 years old and just released a...
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