Israel (Izzy) Asper, who built CanWest Global Communications Corp. into Canada's biggest broadcaster, has turned over the job of running it to long-time executive Peter Viner.
Hollywood history is filled with family dynasties of one sort or another --- the Barrymores, the Fondas, the Hustons --- but in the realm of music, only one name qualifies: the Newmans.
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…
A tourist tram burst into flames at Universal Studios Monday, sending passengers fleeing and igniting a building on the Western backlot.
Two very different approaches to the topic of extraterrestrial life accounted for nearly half the total weekend box office. Sony's sci-fi comedy sophomore "Men in Black" dropped 41% to gross $30.1…
For nearly 30 years his has been one of the loudest voices in the Los Angeles music community, yet few of us have ever heard him sing or play a note.
Ground has been broken in West Hollywood at the Actors' Fund of America's 40-unit apartment complex, which will dedicated as low-cost residence care facility for entertainment professionals with…
As she was making the label rounds, the rap on Meredith Brooks was that she was a sassy singer-songwriter in the Alanis Morissette mold -- perhaps too much so to make a name for herself.
Channel V, Star TV's music channel, has launched a new 24-hour service in Japan. Known as Channel V Intl., it is broadcast through the Japanese digital platform PerfecTV.
In a torrid weekend for U.S. actioners overseas, UIP's "The Lost World: Jurassic Park" stole the show to join the blockbuster club at the foreign box office with a 19-territory Latin American and Far…
David Newman didn't start out to be a film composer. He wasn't even fully aware of the crucial role his father had played in film music history until a few years after Alfred Newman had died.