It's the singer not the song," Mick Jagger once sang. The Junior Brown/Jim Lauderdale bill at the Roxy Saturday night put Jagger's theory to the test, and neither Brown (a distinctive stylist and…
Starting in July, music buyers will get a lot more than just a "parental advisory" on BMG Entertainment records that contain explicit lyrics.
It's not a coincidence that Jethro Tull frontman Ian Anderson has chosen the 1969 classic "Living in the Past" as a show opener during the British group's current tour. The past is, indeed, hard to…
In its 56-year plan to link the idyllic Ojai Valley -- 80 miles and several millennia from the reality of downtown Los Angeles -- to cultural currents in the outside world, Ojai Festival planners…
Defunct online file-sharing network Napster made it official Monday, filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and moving forward in its plan to sell out to its longtime financial backer, German media conglom…
Jason Moran is one of the more intriguing young musicians -- on any instrument -- to emerge in the past decade. As a pianist, he's demonstrated the ability to percolate along in the pocket as well as…
"When I Was Cruel" (Island), Elvis Costello's first "rock" album in eight years -- after collaborations with songwriter Burt Bacharach, soprano Anne Sofie von Otter and the Mingus Big Band, among…
The emergence of Russell Malone, who has joined the ranks of the selective sorority of world class jazz guitarists, is a beautiful thing to behold. Displaying a strong and vibrant sense of swing, and…
It was hard enough for Hollywood to admit it has a piracy problem. Now showbiz has to face the fact that the problem is almost impossible to stop.
Offers are coming in from distribs around the world for Francesca Joseph's debut movie "Tomorrow La Scala!," which got a seven-minute ovation in the Un Certain Regard sidebar at Cannes.