Summer 2015: More than 600 Concerts in Southern California

More than 600 concerts will be staged during the coming weeks featuring major stars (Taylor Swift), hot contemporary acts (Foo Fighters, Imagine Dragons, Kelly Clarkson, Nicki Minaj, Christina Perri), industry legends (Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson) and seasoned veterans (Journey, Van Halen). Our comprehensive Southern California concert guide takes fans of all music genres well past Labor Day. Read More...

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Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters have announced their 2015 tour, with a stop at the Greek Theatre, LA on June 2. Each ticket to the non-festival shows will include a CD of the band's latest album, lullaby and...The Ceaseless Roar. JD McPherson will open the show.   Read More...
 
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Randy Bachman, the man behind rock anthems such as "Takin' Care of Business", "Let It Ride" "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" and "American Woman," at Saban Theatre in Beverly Hills, CA. May 30th.   Read More...
 
If you ever wanted to know how someone like Norman Bates viewed the world, you'll get a lot more insight from HBO'S "Nightingale" than from watching that "Bates Motel" series on the A&E network. With an all-and-more, one man performance by David Oyelowo at its agonized center and a script, by newcomer Frederick Mensch, that sacrifices neither intensity nor acute observation, this is sick, soul-baring stuff of a high order.   Read More...
 
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New York's Safdie brothers, Benny and Josh, are known for making gritty, street-level (or is that more accurately gutter-level?) indie dramas about irresponsible people. "Heaven Knows What" takes it all lower, as in both deeper and into more degraded lives and minds, thanks mainly to the film's star and inspiration, Arielle Holmes.   Read More...
 
The Wachowski siblings' latest sci-fi journey, "Jupiter Ascending," gets quickly lost in the stars. While there is some imaginative stuff from the "Matrix" duo, there is way too much silly stuff.   Read More...
 
Bill Graham usually dressed in a sweater vest, coat and tie during his years as rock's foremost impresario.   Read More...
 
Dozens of Angelenos partied hard before work Thursday and didn't have to worry about a hangover thanks to Daybreaker DTLA.   Read More...
 
Distill many of the themes found in Steven Spielberg movies - a fascination with a world beyond ours, a childlike wonder and family relations - minus the filmmaker's artistic touches, and you get something like "The Whispers," a new ABC supernatural thriller premiering Monday.   Read More...
 
Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch is up for sale.   Read More...
 
Food Truck Thursdays at the Fairplex among food events this week in the Los Angeles area   Read More...
 
A judge found today that Lindsay Lohan has completed more than 100 community service hours required as part of her probation stemming from a 2012 traffic crash, meeting the conditions necessary for her to stay out of jail.   Read More...
 
First the Rolling Stones performed at a small Hollywood club to prepare for the band's tour. Now it's U2's turn to perform at an intimate Southland venue.   Read More...
 
Nearly all the South Bay shoreline was closed today, and a cleanup effort was underway, a day after an unidentified tar-like substance began washing ashore.   Read More...
 
Movies Under the Stars at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Celebrates Its 14th Season 4th of July Weekend Kicks Off With Screenings of The Goonies and Top Gun; Each Culminates in a Fireworks Spectacular   Read More...
 
When you're watching TV, do you ever wonder what it's like behind the scenes of your favorite shows? The Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood in Burbank offers an opportunity to explore sets, soundstages and locations on its lot and soon you can experience even more.   Read More...
 
There's a Taco Bell next door and an El Pollo Loco directly across the street, yet the restaurant that's really doing business is Melody's Mexican Kitchen, which is a sibling of the nearby Las Fuentes.   Read More...
 
Photos: 2015 Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Music Festival   Read More...
 
Students from Daniel Pearl Magnet High School painted a colorful mural featuring the slain Wall Street Journal reporter's image for which the school is named on Haskell avenue near Victory Boulevard this weekend with Los Angeles police West Valley cadets.   Read More...
 
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These days, there is another fine mid-sized theater in downtown L.A. for live music. The Regent Theater on Main Street has been restored to its past glory with some modern touches added for improvement. We visited the new venue to see JJ Grey & Mofro, a powerhouse southern rock, blues, funk and soul band from Jacksonville, Florida, on May 21, 2015.   Read More...
 
A court hearing today for Marion "Suge" Knight on a robbery case has been put over until Friday because the former rap mogul refused to come out of his jail cell, claiming he is sick.   Read More...
 
 
 
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