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  • Michael Jackson estate about to lose Neverland

    Michael Jackson estate about to lose Neverland

    Just up the 101 from Los Angeles, you’ll find the infamous Neverland Ranch. This was the house/playground once home of the late Michael Jackson. No matter what you may think of Jackson the man or the artist, this unique piece of property is one of the most fascinating pop music landmarks. Now...
  • Good times with Family Force 5

    Good times with Family Force 5

    Family Force 5's latest album, Time Stands Still, contains more overtly Christian worshipful music than many of the band’s prior releases. Examples include “Show Love,” which speaks of how being loving is a primary purpose in the Christian’s life, whereas “Walk on Water” expresses a desire to follow...
  • Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Midge Ure reveals his fragile side

    Although Midge Ure fought poverty and world hunger with the single “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a celebrity-packed track that he both co-wrote and produced, the man had to fight one of his own demons when he recently gave up drinking. You can hear his song of victory when listening to “I Survived...
  • Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty has us all under his spell

    Tom Petty’s & The Heartbreakers’ new Hypnotic Eye album casts a familiar, welcomed spell. Petty is not one of the beautiful people, with an accompanying pretty voice. He is, however, an expressive singer that can come off like your empathetic big brother one minute, and a grizzled cynic - with a...
  • Redneck Rodeo plays The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa

    Redneck Rodeo plays The Harp Inn in Costa Mesa

    Seeing a band perform live is always a good way to while away an evening - especially seeing a band perform its original tunes. However, sometimes - like at the end of a long week - you just want to go out and catch a band that is going to play songs that are familiar. It's understandable. After all...
  • DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce mixes speedy hard rock with Johnny Cash

    DragonForce has earned a reputation as one of the fastest bands in contemporary hard rock. However, the group throws a true wild card into its latest album, Maximum Overload by covering “Ring of Fire,” an iconic hit song for legendary country star, Johnny Cash. It’s a testament to the influence of...
  • A complete guide to the Hollywood Bowl

    A complete guide to the Hollywood Bowl

    The Hollywood Bowl is an outdoor 17,376 seat amphitheater in the Hollywood Hills, and is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. The first Hollywood Bowl season began in July of 1922 and has since become a world renowned concert venue with legends of music and...
  • Tim Booth talks about new James album

    Tim Booth talks about new James album

    To put it bluntly, La Petite Mort,” the French language-titled new album by the British band James, has a lot of death in it. The fact that the word 'death' is even in the album title, albeit written in a foreign tongue, ought to give you a big clue about its contents. However, singer and primary...
  • Matt Kemp still a Los Angeles Dodger for now

    Matt Kemp still a Los Angeles Dodger for now

    After much speculation from various parties regarding the place where Matt Kemp would end, the rumors were put to bed as the Dodgers made no moves concerning the outfielder. The last 18 games Kemp batted .397, and hit his third home runs in the last two days, along with a game winning single against...
  • UCLA QB Brett Hundley gets advice from Chargers Philip Rivers

    UCLA QB Brett Hundley gets advice from Chargers Philip Rivers

    UCLA quarterback Brett Hundley is entering his most important and impactful year, as he prepares to lead his team on the field in hopes of obtaining a Pac-12 and a BCS national championship. During the off season Hundley was fortunate to attend the Manning Passing Academy where he had an opportunity...
  • GM Mitch Kupchak of the Los Angeles Lakers talks about Kobe Bryant's expectations for his teammates.

    Mitch Kupchak talks about Kobe Bryant’s expectations for Lakers teammates

    Mitch Kupchak talks about Kobe Bryant’s expectations for Lakers teammates Five-time NBA champion Kobe Bryant will attempt to have a bounce back year during the 2014-15 NBA season. Kobe has gone down with season-ending injuries the last two years leaving a lot of uncertainty surrounding the immediate...
  • Los Angeles area’s offbeat tourist attractions

    Los Angeles area’s offbeat tourist attractions

    The West Coast is known for marching to the beat of it’s own drummer. And the tourist attractions in and around Los Angeles certainly reflect that. Forget about your run of the mill history or modern art museums. Los Angeles has a wide array of museums and tourist hotspots that will either leave you...
  • Carmen Lundy redefines classic jazz vocals on ‘Soul To Soul’

    Carmen Lundy redefines classic jazz vocals on ‘Soul To Soul’

    The acclaimed composer, jazz vocalist, producer, arranger and educator Carmen Lundy believes in honesty and sincerity in music. Her artistic passion has guided her around the world, working with numerous musicians such as Geri Allen, Patrice Rushen, Teri Lynne Carrington and many others. So it...
  • Festival of the Chariots pays homage to the Indian Tradition

    Festival of the Chariots pays homage to the Indian Tradition

    California is known for celebrating diversity and different cultures. Los Angeles is one city in the US that will give you a melting pot of different nationalities. The Los Angeles beach cities will host a historic event, recognizing the rich history of the Indian culture and its contribution to the...
  • HARD Summer 2014: Sunday preview

    HARD Summer 2014: Sunday preview

    Both days of the HARD Summer 2014 party are going to be a blast, and Saturday is set to kick things off in style, but Sunday is just as packed. Now that the set times have been released online, you can start to plan your musical adventure, but if you aren't sure who to see, follow this guide as a...
  • A tribute to Walter Trout in Hermosa Beach and San Juan Capistrano

    A tribute to Walter Trout in Hermosa Beach and San Juan Capistrano

    When you think about blues guitarists, Walter Trout may not be the first guy that comes to mind. However, he has certainly left his mark on the world of blues by being a part of some legendary blues bands such as John Mayall and The Bluesbreakers and Canned Heat. Trout is a guy who has lived the...
  • Jeremy Lin doesn't believe he's close to his 'prime' yet

    Jeremy Lin doesn't believe he's close to his 'prime' yet

    The Los Angeles Lakers chose to roll the dice on Jeremy Lin this summer with a need at the point guard position. The team didn't give up much in the trade with the Houston Rockets to get Lin, but the Lakers brass hope he'll be able to make an impact in Los Angeles next season. Although Lin's numbers...
  • Become a radio producer: Join KCRW’s 24 hour Radio Race event

    Become a radio producer: Join KCRW’s 24 hour Radio Race event

    Have you ever dreamed of having your own radio show? For all aspiring producers and radio personalities out there, KCRW’s 24-Hour Radio Race has created a radio competition to pick out the top three best produced shows around the country. KCRW's 24-Hour Radio Race is a chaotic day of creative and...
  • New Lakers head coach Byron Scott says it's 'all about championships' in L.A.

    New Lakers head coach Byron Scott says it's 'all about championships' in L.A.

    After months of speculation, Byron Scott was finally hired as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers this week. Following the announcement of the hiring of the three-time NBA champion, the team officially introduced Scott to the media on Tuesday. Scott was asked a number of different questions...
  • UCLA's Pauley Pavilion washed out by flood

    UCLA's Pauley Pavilion washed out by flood

    After a severe water main break near the UCLA campus, water flooded many buildings including the remodeled historic Pauley Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon. Mopping up and drying out occurred on Wednesday after the pavilion's court was deluged by 10 inches of water when a 93-year-old pipe burst. The...
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