• Entertainment

    Imagine Dragons ‘Believer’ tops the LA charts

    MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 3. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5. Sorry Not Sorry: Demi Lovato 6. LOYALTY.: Kendrick Lamar 7. Walking The Wire: Imagine Dragons 8. Look What You Made Me Do: Taylor Swift 9. Stitches: Shawn Mendes 10. I Knew You Were Trouble: Taylor Swift IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 ARTISTS IN...


  • Entertainment

    This is why ‘It’ director says Stephen King’s killer clown horror movie was so hard to film

    Making “It,” Stephen King’s 1986 horror novel about an alien killer clown who feasts on the fears of children in Derry, Maine, every 27 years, into a feature film was itself a frightening proposition. One worry was how to wrangle the 1,100-plus-pages book into a standard-length movie. It was decided to toss the tale’s parallel storylines, in which a local group of outcasts called the Loser’s Club battle the evil bozo Pennywise both when they hit...

    Bob Strauss

  • Music festivals

    Poncho Sanchez, Ozomatli enliven Grand Park Labor Day music festival

    Grand Park in downtown Los Angeles hosted the Nightshift Labor Day Music Fest on Monday. Performers included Pancho Sanchez, Ozomatli, Grace Potter, and many others. • MORE PHOTOS: At the Grand Park festival

    By staff reports|

  • Obituaries

    Steely Dan co-founder, guitarist, Walter Becker dies at 67

    LOS ANGELES >> Walter Becker, the guitarist, bassist and co-founder of the 1970s rock group Steely Dan, which sold more than 40 million albums and produced such hit singles as “Reelin’ In the Years,” “Rikki Don’t Lose that Number” and “Deacon Blues” has died. He was 67. His official website announced his death Sunday with no further details. Donald Fagen said in a statement Sunday that his Steely Dan bandmate was not...

    By the Associated Press|

  • Entertainment

    Harvard senior Brynn Elliott is taking time off from school to go on tour, will open for Lifehouse, Switchfoot at the Greek

    Brynn Elliott’s college experience has really been anything but typical. The 22-year-old Atlanta, Georgia native, who is currently enrolled in her senior year at Harvard University has been juggling her rising career in music while attempting to maintain a stellar GPA.As a philosophy major she admits to procrastinating on midterm papers about philosopher Baruch Spinoza because a song idea had suddenly crept into her mind. Last year, she took a course on Albert Einstein and wound...

    Kelli Skye Fadroski

  • Concerts

    Ex-Lakers star Kobe Bryant returns to spotlight at Hollywood Bowl

    Light saber-wielding fans showed up at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, Sept. 1, expecting to hear John Williams conduct the L.A. Philharmonic in, as he called it, “some music from ‘Star Wars.'” They had no idea they would hear Kobe Bryant. The former Lakers star, who retired in April 2016, took the stage to narrate “Dear Basketball,” the letter he wrote in November 2015 when he...

    Todd Harmonson

  • Entertainment

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    MUSIC IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 SONGS IN L.A. 1. Believer: Imagine Dragons 2. There’s Nothing Holdin Me Back: Shawn Mendes 3. HUMBLE.: Kendrick Lamar 4. Shape of You: Ed Sheeran 5. One More Night: Maroon 5 6. When I Was Your Man: Bruno Mars 7. Sorry Not Sorry: Demi Lovato 8. LOYALTY.: Kendrick Lamar 9. Stay: Rihanna 10. That’s What I Like: Bruno Mars IHEARTRADIO TOP 10 ARTISTS IN L.A. 1. DJ...


  • Entertainment

    Queens of the Stone Age try hotshot producer, new sounds on ‘Villains’

    @samgnerre on Twitter Queens of the Stone Age prides itself on never sounding the same way twice. The loose aggregation of musicians, founded by Josh Homme in Palm Desert in 1996 after he left his former stoner metal band Kyuss, presents one of its most confounding works yet with “Villains,” its seventh album. Homme has enlisted chartbusting pop and dance music producer Mark Ronson to re-imagine the band’s swaggering riffs into a new sound, with mixed...

    By Sam Gnerre|

  • Entertainment

    ‘All Eyez on Me’ offers an uneven look at the life of Tupac Shakur

    Your reaction to the biopic “All Eyez on Me” may depend on how much you know about its subject, Tupac Shakur. The film from director Benny Boom is careful in its telling of the rapper’s life, which ended in a drive-by shooting in Las Vegas in 1996. But it’s a little too careful. If you don’t know a lot about Shakur, “Eyez” might pique your interest, but the portrait mostly shows the many contradictions within the rapper without...

    Rob Lowman

  • Books and literature

    Check out all the free stuff at the library: 3-D printers, VR headsets and more

    If you haven’t visited your library for a while, you may be surprised. Sure, the books, music and movies are still there, but libraries across Southern California are also offering computers, virtual reality game consoles and other items, along with a wealth of free classes and community events. The Altadena Library opened the Fab Lab, a fabrication lab that has Mac computers, 3-D printers and other tools, in May. The space is used...

    Michelle Mills

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