Halloween came early to the Southland via the Kirov Opera production of Wagner's tetralogy, "Der Ring des Nibelungen," with "Das Rheingold" and "Die Walkure" heard over the weekend and "Siegfried"…
Sony Pictures Entertainment exec Hope Boonshaft has joined the Los Angeles Opera as chief marketing and communications officer, a newly created position.
The Killers are in a nerve-wracking, unenviable position for a young band: Their first album, "Hot Fuss," was such a success that expectations ran rampant for the follow-up, "Sam's Town" (Island)…
A judge's decision has spelled out the end of Tower Records. After a two-day auction, federal bankruptcy Judge Brendan Shannon gave the keys to Tower's kingdom to liquidation outfit Great American…
Both the pleasures and pitfalls of nostalgia were on display Thursday night at the Hollywood Bowl, as Roger Waters, who now bills himself as "the creative genius of Pink Floyd" played the first of…
A sign that the fearlessness of Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko hasn't dissipated as he has slowly gained recognition from the jazz mainstream: The first solo on Thursday's opening song came from the…
Marking its 10th anniversary, RESFEST is celebrating with a 43-city tour filled with movies, music videos and technology.
ASCAP will host a second edition of its "I Create Music" Expo for songwriters and composers April 19-21 at the Hollywood Renaissance Hotel.
Best Buy is switching sides in the digital music biz, while Apple is teaming with Starbucks. After a two-year strategic partnership with Napster, Best Buy is now working with RealNetworks' Rhapsody…
Paul Simon was running on fumes Wednesday, delivering the most lethargic show he has given in Los Angeles over the past 20 years. On a still and cold night that desperately needed some musical heat…