The Gospel According to Leonard Cohen," a lovely, understated tribute to the Canadian singer-songwriter hosted by singer Perla Batalla at UCLA's Royce Hall Saturday night, is the latest concert/album…
When Jane Monheit made her bow more than seven years ago, she was lavished with attention as much for her novelty -- the arrival of a 22-year-old with a penchant for straight-ahead jazz vocalizing…
Britney Spears may not be selling millions of albums as she ducks in and out of rehab, but her hair still looks like a million -- at least to Esther's Haircutting Studio, the Tarzana shop where…
PBS has had a crucial role in breaking a number of "adult" artists in recent years, most prominently Josh Groban and most recently the Celtic Woman band.
Although it is 11 months away, the National Football League has already started creating a short list of entertainers it would like to see perform at next year's Super Bowl.
Country is back on FM radio in Los Angeles, six months after the boot-scootin' format lost its key outlet here. But in the process, L.A. has lost its last commercial classical station -- at least on…
If history is any guide, millions of Americans will soon know the words to a song called "Home" by heart. The producers of "American Idol" have chosen the Chris Daughtry- sung ballad to serve as the…
Andy Gershon, former president of the recently shuttered V2 Records, has joined Epic Records as the label's exec VP. He has been charged with expanding and diversifying Epic's roster in all music…
College web mtvU has greenlit a pair of series, a nonfiction skein about mental health starring pop musicians and an unscripted series featuring the work of young L.A. filmmakers.
Blues legends Etta James and Buddy Guy along with saxophonist Phil Woods and trumpeter Chris Botti will headline the Playboy Jazz festival at the Hollywood Bowl June 16 and 17.
Van Morrison's show at the Wiltern last year was pure country. This year it's all about assimilation. "Pay the Devil," a disc dominated by covers of 1950s and '60s post-twang Nashville tunes, exposed…