The volume and diversity of musical talent in Los Angeles is simply staggering. From classical players, jazz hounds and studio aces to grunge rockers, mariachi bands and polka outfits, L.A. is home…
Markets & Festivals
Topics of diversity and universality are hot in L.A.'s clubland. With Southern California's melting-pot demographics, clubs can prosper by appealing to several ethnic groups.
HOUSE OF BLUES, 8430 Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood. Diversity is embraced in every way at this large-scale Sunset Strip venue, reflected in art, food and talent booked. The club might announce…
The sumptuous music bassist Charlie Haden has composed and recorded with his Quartet West pays allegiance to a romanticized vision of Los Angeles, the one seen in film noir and detailed in the novels…
When Jon Favreau began taking free swing-dance lessons at the Derby, little did the retro club's owner imagine that her bar would one day become indelibly linked to "Swingers," a movie that was then…
Drawing on the collective resources of the Whisky-a-Go-Go, Billboard Live, the Viper Room and Dragonfly, the second annual Los Angeles Music Festival will take to the streets Wednesday through…
Milos Forman proved once more he knows how to push the politically incorrect button in his native land. It's been 30-something years since he ran afoul of Brezhnev-era authorities and left…
The 32nd Karlovy Vary International Film Festival wrapped Saturday night in this historic Czech Republic spa town with a gala black tie event that celebrated not only the winners of the fest, but the…
A raft of premieres of new British pics, many by first-timers, plus a strong lineup of international titles, mark the 51st Edinburgh Intl. Film Festival's slate, announced Thursday.
Canadian filmmaker Atom Egoyan's "The Sweet Hereafter" will open the 22nd annual Toronto Intl. Film Festival, which runs Sept. 4-13.