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Reviews: New music from Blake Shelton, Lady Antebellum, Prince, Robin Gibb

Interesting mix of new releases out this week - Blake Shelton, the adult, shines on new LP ... Lady Antebellum regains altitude on '747' ... Prince seeks relevance in double release ... Robin Gibb shines on final album ... Read More...

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A man steps into a cab. Little does he know that his driver, an ex-con with bad grammar, is actually NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon in disguise.   Read More...
 
Our movie guys, Rob Lowman and Bob Strauss, went to see the highly anticipated "Gone Girl." Lowman had read Gillian Flynn's best-selling source novel beforehand; Strauss encountered the story for the first time on screen.   Read More...
 
The Midnight Mission held its Golden Heart Awards Gala - commemorating its 100-year anniversary- last night (Sept 30th) at The Beverly Wilshire Hotel.   Read More...
 
Lili Hayden believes in the healing power of music, and she used it to pull herself out of the huge mess that became her life. In the midst of this major setback, she started scoring music again, regaining her love of playing and creating.   Read More...
 
Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE had a record-setting month in September, hosting 11 shows that marked the venue's highest grossing month since its opening in October 2007.   Read More...
 
Ed Sullivan statue has been stolen from the Television Academy in North Hollywood.   Read More...
 
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BALTIMORE (AP) - Police arrested Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps on a DUI charge early Tuesday, and officials say he was speeding and failed field sobriety tests when officers pulled him over. Phelps, 29, was charged with driving under the influence, excessive speed and crossing double lane lines ...   Read More...
 
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Kaka is Major League Soccer's highest-paid player. The Brazilian attacker is earning a base salary of $6.6 million from Orlando City, according to figures released Monday by the MLS Players Union. Including a prorated share of compensation not specified to a specific year, his total earnings rise to a league-record $7,167,500.   Read More...
 
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Every once in a while, a theatrical experience transcends the norm. Sometimes a single performer finds just the right interior space in a character to create what is lamely referred to as "theatrical magic." At those moments, audiences are once again presented with the reason live theater must exist: a moment of shared lightning unavailable in any other, less immediate medium.   Read More...
 
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Former actress Amanda Bynes was arrested early Sunday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of a drug, authorities said Monday. Bynes, 28, was approached by a California Highway Patrol officer after she stopped her car in the middle of a Van Nuys intersection around 4 a.m. The former child star was determined to be under the influence of an unidentified drug ...   Read More...
 
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Maryam Dadi spends about four to six hours a day on her cellphone, mostly texting with friends and family, or looking at Facebook and Instagram. "I wouldn't say I have a phone addiction, but I'd say it's pretty hard to live without," said the second-year Cal Poly Pomona student.   Read More...
 
Lucky Strike Live is enjoying a successful streak. Several weeks ago, the bowling and entertainment venue rolled out a free Thursday night music series at its newly renovated Hollywood & Highland location. Dubbed "Hollywood Unplugged," the weekly event shines the spotlight on a who's who of guest artists in a "low-key, speakeasy, plush" setting that's distinctly Hollywood.   Read More...
 
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"Transformers: Age of Extinction" is supposedly a reboot of the franchise. Gone is Shia LaBeouf, who starred in the first three films. Mark Wahlberg is now the guy in giant robot battles. For something that started out as what seemed merely a fad in kids' toys, the simplistic mythology behind the story has grown mind-numbingly complicated -   Read More...
 
It never ceases to amaze Jonathan Maseng how many international events promote the Daniel Pearl Foundation's "World Music Days" each October. Just last week, there was an inquiry from Gambia - and it wasn't the West African nation's first. "There are very few places on the world map where we haven't had concerts -   Read More...
 
No matter how you cut it, the West Coast premiere of "Rise of the Jack O'Lanterns" is a lesson in just how spooky pumpkins can be when carved and illuminated.   Read More...
 
Tom Sturges believes the greatest obstacle to creativity is self-doubt. For those who are hesitant to bare their creative instinct, the Manhattan Beach author and longtime music executive has penned "Every Idea Is a Good Idea: Be Creative Anytime, Anywhere" (Tarcher, 2014) to help free it.   Read More...
 
Tombstones glow in the moonlight of a crisp fall night and your heart beats a little quicker each step with anticipation and a touch of fear.   Read More...
 
George Clooney and human rights lawyer Amal Alamuddin were married Saturday in a private ceremony in Venice, Italy, the actor's representative said.   Read More...
 
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Opening day of the Longines Los Angeles Masters brought in crowds of Angelenos as well as many international spectators to take in the first competitions of the event. France's Patrice Delaveau took home the first big prize, winning the Los Angeles Times Trophy on his mare Ornella Mail HDC.   Read More...
 
 
 
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