Ambrose Akinmusire, one of the featured acts at the upcoming Playboy Jazz Festival (June 11-12), is what jazz aficionados might refer to as "the real thing."
Back in February, when the Playboy Jazz Festival lineup — which includes Dianne Reeves, the Roots, Ambrose Akinmusire, Lee Konitz and Buddy Guy — was announced at Hugh Hefner's mansion in Holmby…
The Prince camp has identified the House of Blues on the Sunset Strip as the location of his L.A. three shows he's performing tonight — actually make that tonight spilling into tomorrow morning. They'…
Prince continues to fortify his 21-night stand at the Forum with appearances at smaller venues around L.A., where his fans seemingly must be on alert lest the Purple One decides he's going to play…
Sandwiched between a Tuesday-night appearance on ABC's "Dancing With the Stars" and tonight's scheduled performance on NBC's "Tonight Show With Jay Leno," Priscilla Ahn charmed an intimate gathering…
Thesp Robert Downey Jr. will be feted by the American Cinematheque with its annual career kudo.
Having already announced their summer concert schedule, L.A. Philharmonic organizers used a few recent developments in the Phil's 90th season as an opportunity to gather a few bigwig donors…
By ILYSE KAPLAN Guests of Wednesday night's ASCAP awards certainly took the dress code "creative black tie" seriously, from dapper tuxes to Adam Lambert's black platform boots, Hollywood's…
Ever since his emergence in the early '80s as a leader of the Young Lions movement in jazz, Wynton Marsalis has been unapologetically doctrinaire about the form, whether as a trumpeter, author or…
A look back at the legendary songstress' career.