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Jennifer Lopez will bring her It’s My Party Tour to Staples Center

Fresh off of her Vegas-style tribute to Motown’s 60th anniversary at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, actress and singer Jennifer Lopez announced her It’s My Party Tour, which includes a stop at Pechanga Arena in San Diego on June 10 and she’ll return to Staples Center on June 12. Lopez will be celebrating her 50th birthday while out on the road and on top of all of her own hits, there will also be a “World of Dance Experience” element included into the p...
Tags: Music, Nbc, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, San Diego, Jennifer Lopez, Las Vegas, Staples Center, Linkin Park, Southern California, Concerts, Stereolab, Anaheim, Marc Anthony

K-pop girl group Blackpink make U.S. TV debut, announce Forum concert in April

Now that K-pop boy band BTS is famous enough to present an award on the Grammys, it’s probably time to get familiar with the next big thing from South Korean pop music, Blackpink, a girl group that made its American television debut on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday. Blackpink had already started building buzz in early January when they were announced as part of the lineup for Coachella in April. The K-pop girl group Blackpink made its U.S. television debut on “The Late Show ...
Tags: Music, TV, Stephen Colbert, Abc, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Colbert, Good Morning America, Coachella, Linkin Park, Sara, Inglewood, Anaheim, Sunset Strip, El Tri

Exclusive Chester Bennington photo exhibit will celebrate the life of Linkin Park frontman

On Wednesday, March 20, what would have been singer-songwriter and Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington’s 43rd birthday, his life will be celebrated via a special photo gallery at The Black Sheep Gallery in Burbank. The exhibit will feature never-before-seen images courtesy of artist Jim Louvau, a close friend of Bennington’s. The public is invited to the gallery event, which will take place between 7-10 p.m. Tickets are $25. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Bennington’s widow, Ta...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Linkin Park, Scott Weiland, Anaheim, Bennington, Burbank, Sunset Strip, El Tri, Chester Bennington, Weiland, Jason Mraz, Righteous Brothers

Álex Lora, the godfather of Mexican rock and roll, celebrates 50 years on the road with El Tri in Anaheim

When Álex Lora played his first shows with Three Souls In My Mind, a Mexican band with English lyrics and a psychedelic name, it was October 1968. He was a 15-year-old kid from the state of Puebla, and his dreams only reached as far as the next gig, and then the one after that. Fifty years later, Lora is considered the godfather of Mexican rock and roll, his band, now named El Tri, is referred to as the Rolling Stones of Mexico, and his dream remains the same: Rock as hard you can on any given n...
Tags: Music, California, Mexico, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Mexico City, Guadalajara, Puebla, Southern California, Woodstock, Anaheim, Sunset Strip, El Tri, Lora, Anaheim Convention Center

The Bangles, The Romantics and more have been added to the Like Totally Music Festival line-up

Los Angeles pop rock band The Bangles have been added as the headliner for the 4th Annual Like Totally Music Festival, which will take place Saturday, May 11, at Huntington State Beach. Earlier this month Sellout Events announced the ’80s-infused event will return to the beach and include performances by by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd, “Kids in America” singer Kim Wilde, English pop band ABC, the Greg Kihn Band and Orange County-based group The Reflexx, hosting an all-star...
Tags: Music, Abc, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Sex Pistols, Guy Fieri, Concerts, CRENSHAW, Richard Page, Kim Wilde, John Lydon, Public Image Ltd

Grammys 2019: Women dominate the award show performances

The 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony was dominated by strong female-led performances. From the start with Cuban-American singer-songwriter and former Fifth Harmony member Camila Cabello was on fire with her Grammy nominated-single “Havana” as she was joined by fellow Latin stars Ricky Martin and J Balvin, as well as Young Thug and trumpet player Arturo Sandoval. That along with 15-time Grammy Award-winner and powerhouse R&B singer Alicia Keys hosting, set the tone for the evening. Early on, Ke...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Los Angeles, Sport, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Alicia Keys, Dolly Parton, David Bowie, Michelle Obama, Jennifer Lopez, Mark Ronson, Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga

Grammys 2019: Jennifer Lopez, Smokey Robinson and Ne-Yo celebrate Motown

With label founder Berry Gordy sitting front and center at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony, Jennifer Lopez, Ne-Yo and Smokey Robinson paid tribute to the legendary Motown Records. It’s the 60th anniversary of the label, which was home to artists such as the Jackson 5, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, The Tempations, Gladys Knight and many, many more. Lopez, who has been busy performing in Las Vegas, was a solid choice to pull of a Motown medley as she blasted through...
Tags: Music, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Dolly Parton, Smokey Robinson, Michelle Obama, Las Vegas, Will Smith, Jackson, Rolling Stone, Grammy Awards, Diana Ross, Concerts, Gladys Knight, Robinson

Grammys 2019: Katy Perry, Miley Cyrus, Little Big Town and more salute Dolly Parton

Eight-time Grammy winner and 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year, Dolly Parton, was celebrated at the 61st Grammy Awards ceremony on Sunday night by some of the industries biggest stars. Pop singer-songwriter Katy Perry joined country singer-songwriter and multi-Grammy winner Kacey Musgraves for “Here You Come Again,” both women sporting modified red nudie suits. They were joined by Parton midway through, who brought out her godchild, Miley Cyrus, to duet on “Jolene.” It was a sweet moment and one...
Tags: Music, Kacey Musgraves, Ryan Seacrest, Sport, Neil Young, Things To Do, Soccer, Katy Perry, Dolly Parton, Michelle Obama, Miley Cyrus, Kennedy Center, Grammy Awards, Concerts, Linda Perry, Little Big Town

Grammys 2019: Ricky Martin, Camila Cabello and J Balvin deliver a colorful bilingual performance

Latin crossover sensation Ricky Martin first performed at the 41st Annual Grammy Awards ceremony and gyrated his hips to “Cup of Life,” the 1998 World Cup anthem, at the Shrine in Los Angeles in 1999. He returned to the Grammy stage 20 years later to join Cuban-American singer-songwriter Camila Cabello, J Balvin and trumpet player Arturo Sandoval in a colorful version of Cabello’s Grammy-nominated hit, “Havana.” It was a big moment for Latin music as throughout the Grammys’ 61-year history there...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Michelle Obama, Grammy Awards, Grammys, Havana, Young Thug, Concerts, Ricky Martin, Martin, West Side Story, Cardi, Camila Cabello

Here’s how the modes we listen to music have changed over the years

The 61st Grammy Awards are Sunday, Feb. 10, and how we listen to music has changed quite a bit since they began in the 1950s. Are vinyl records really making a comeback in the age of streaming? Yes and no. Changing formats Recording Industry Association of America data on sales volume by format show how people have changed the way they get their music. The RIAA has comprehensive data on U.S. recorded music revenues and shipments dating all the way back to 1973. The way we listen timeline N...
Tags: Music, News, Events, Infographic, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Riaa, Grammy Awards, Recording Industry Association of America, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories PE, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories RDF, Top Stories Sun

20 movies to see at the Red Bull Music Festival LA film series

In the late 1970s, when punk rock still seemed dangerous – no, it’s true, kids, you can ask your mom and dad – the venerable old Ukrainian Cultural Center in East Hollywood was one of the few places in Los Angeles willing to host shows for bands such as Black Flag and Bad Brains, the Minutemen and the Circle Jerks. These days it’s home to tamer events like the centennial of the late great Ukrainian-American actor Volodymyr Palahniuk – you may know him as Oscar-winning actor Jack Palance – or the...
Tags: Music, New York, Movies, NFL, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sport, Nasa, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Selma, Oscar, Jennifer Lopez, Black Lives Matter, Ava Duvernay

David Bowie’s longtime pianist, who lost nearly everything in the Woolsey Fire, will celebrate the icon at three Southern California shows

Pianist Mike Garson calls from Amsterdam – at least he thinks that’s where he is, the longtime David Bowie sideman jokes. Traveling by bus through Europe on the tour called A Bowie Celebration it’s sometimes hard to know where you are when you wake after the overnight journey to the next city in another country. But Garson was definitely in Cologne, Germany the previous night with a band that includes other veterans of Bowie albums and tours. And the reaction of fans in that city mirrored those ...
Tags: Europe, Music, Casinos, Los Angeles, Sport, David, Things To Do, Soccer, Normandy, Amsterdam, David Bowie, Mars, Frank Sinatra, Rick Springfield, Taj Mahal, Southern California

Public Image Ltd, Kim Wilde and more will perform at the Like Totally Music Festival on the beach

Get ready to break out spandex for the 4th Annual Like Totally Music Festival. The all-ages, ’80s-themed fest, produced by Sellout Events, will once again take over Huntington State Beach on Saturday, May 11. The day-long fest will feature performances by Sex Pistols frontman John Lydon’s Public Image Ltd, “Kids in America” singer Kim Wilde, English pop band ABC, Greg Kihn Band and Orange County-based group The Reflexx, hosting an all-star jam with Richard Page of Mr. Mister and Nick Richards of...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Sex Pistols, Southern California, Concerts, Irvine, Richard Page, Kim Wilde, Andy Gill, John Lydon, Zac Brown Band, Huntington State Beach

Andy Gill of Gang of Four talks Trump, punk, politics and ‘Entertainment!’ at 40

Gang of Four, whose iconic 1979 debut album “Entertainment!” arrived 40 years ago, always had a political edge as sharp as the jagged riffs of guitarist Andy Gill. But they tried to avoid specific events and figures in their songwriting back then, favoring the intersection of politics with the personal rather than polemics, says Gill in a recent phone call from London. “However, in this day and age Trump and family are providing so much entertainment it would be foolish, it would be rude, not to...
Tags: Music, London, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Coachella, West Hollywood, Trump, Gang Of Four, Newport, Marty, Ivanka, Gill, Dave Allen, Andy Gill, Tustin

From gun violence to her famous parents, Rosanne Cash brings personal songs to her two Southern California shows

After recording three concept albums, singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash says she longed for a return to the personal on her next record, the collection “She Remembers Everything.” Her triple Grammy-winning 2014 album “The River & Thread” focused on the characters and geography of the South. “The List” saw her cover 12 songs in 2009 from a collection of essential country numbers that her father Johnny Cash had written down for her when she was 18. “And then ‘Black Cadillac’ was really about death an...
Tags: Music, New York City, Cash, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Elvis Costello, John, Elvis, Harlem, Southern California, Northridge, Don, U S Supreme Court, Johnny Cash, Kris Kristofferson

Hello Kitty karaoke is coming to Alhambra, and there’s a Supercute room to sing in

Hello Kitty fans have been able to enjoy karaoke in themed rooms at Energy Bistro & Karaoke in Hacienda Heights since last January, and now they can have fun at the company’s Alhambra location, too. The venue will be opening eight different Sanrio-branded rooms, some accommodating up to 40 people, Jan. 30. The walls, ceilings and even the furniture in each space are graced with images of its character. There are three Hello Kitty rooms, including Supercute, Sky and Bakery, plus Aggretsuko Rage, ...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Hello Kitty, Sanrio, Alhambra, Kitty, Gudetama, Hacienda Heights, Little Twin Stars, Aggretsuko, Top Stories IVDB, Top Stories WDN, Top Stories SGVT

Okilly Dokilly, a ‘Simpsons’-inspired metal band, come to Southern diddly California for three doodly shows

It started as a joke. The idea that what the world needed – more than another earnest indie rock band, another braggadocious rapper, another faceless EDM producer DJ – was Okilly Dokilly, a death metal band inspired by Ned Flanders, the Simpsons’ do-gooder sweater-and-polo-wearing neighborino. “We were joking around imagining a scenario where a band comes on stage with fire and effects, and it’s just the heaviest show intro for a metal-ocalypse,” said Head Ned, the lead singer and founder who – ...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Canada, Soccer, Southern California, West Hollywood, Phoenix, Namm, Riverside, Newport, Marty, Romano, Peter Frampton

Muse, The Killers, Bishop Briggs and more mix things up at the 2nd Annual ALT 98.7/FM ALTer Ego

Alt 98.7/FM’s 2nd Annual iHeartRadio ALTer Ego bash sold out at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday night and it had quite an impressive line-up with show-topping performances courtesy of arguably two of the biggest modern day rock bands: Muse and The Killers. Though The Killers, fearlessly led by the charismatic Brandon Flowers, brought the mostly lethargic crowd to life via its much too short — but hit-filled — set, they don’t get all of the credit. Maybe it’s still super early in the year and ...
Tags: Music, Africa, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Music Festivals, Muse, Stagecoach, Matt Bellamy, Briggs, Brandon Flowers, Cuomo, Southern California, Concerts, Weezer, Rivers Cuomo

50 years ago, these were the No. 1 albums and music singles of 1969

In 1969 you either bought your music on black plastic circles and used a needle to scratch sounds out of the vinyl, heard it on the airwaves, most likely on a lo-fi AM radio, or, if you were lucky, saw your favorite bands and musicians live in concert. The best-selling album of the year, Iron Butterfly’s “In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida,” plateaued at No. 4 on the charts, but that’s probably because the 10 albums that made it to the top were more uniformly solid, nearly all of them still considered classics....
Tags: Music, Glen Campbell, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Broadway, Elvis Presley, Lodi, Charles Manson, Cher, Beatles, Diana Ross, Romeo, Ross, Eric Clapton, Robert Plant

50 moments from 1969 that shaped entertainment and pop culture

It was the last year of the ’60s, and the last year for Boris Karloff, Judy Garland and the Beatles, too. But it was also the first year for Led Zeppelin, Jennifer Aniston, “Easy Rider” and Jay-Z, too. John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent part of it in bed in public. The Doors’ Jim Morrison spent part of it in jail. Moviegoers spent time watching “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid,” while at home they watched a brand-new show called “The Brady Bunch” about a brand-new kind of blended family, the youn...
Tags: Facebook, Music, TV, New York, Hollywood, London, Beyonce, Matthew Mcconaughey, Jack Nicholson, Congress, Abc, California, Jay Z, La, Stanford, White House

Foo Fighters, Miguel, Brandi Carlile, Metallica and more pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell at The Forum

Musicians, celebrities and fans all gathered at the sold-out Forum in Inglewood on a rainy Wednesday night to celebrate the life and legacy of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at a special I Am The Highway benefit concert orchestrated by Cornell’s wife, Vicky, and his three children, Lillian, Toni and Christopher. Hosted by late night host Jimmy Kimmel, the evening ended up being a 5-hour, 42-song music marathon that showcased a who’s who of rock ‘n’ roll and Hollywood. “We are very d...
Tags: Music, Hollywood, Jimmy Kimmel, Molly, Los Angeles, Sport, Juliette Lewis, Things To Do, Soccer, Queens, Taylor Momsen, Dave Grohl, Metallica, Josh Brolin, Miley Cyrus, Brad Pitt

How a group of guys from Moscow became an internationally renowned Chicago tribute band

Leonid Vorobyev says he loved the music of Chicago since the first time he heard the band as a teenager in Russia more than 40 years ago. A choir conductor by training, he’d also played in a handful of casual rock bands and spent 25 years as a recording studio sound engineer, too. So four years ago when Vorobyev approached 60, the age of retirement in Russia, he decided to celebrate by bringing together all the art and craft he’d worked so hard to master and make the best cover of a Chicago song...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Music, Youtube, Russia, New York City, Los Angeles, Sport, Chicago, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Moscow, Siberia, Coachella, Soviet Union

Dorothy dishes on ‘Dumplin’,’ Dolly Parton and more before kicking off its tour in Southern California

Singer-songwriter Dorothy Martin is ready to dominate in 2019. The 32-year-old had a huge year in 2018 with her L.A.-based rock band Dorothy. The group released its sophomore album, “28 Days in the Valley” back in March, which was produced by 4 Non Blondes frontwoman and noted hit maker Linda Perry. Its gritty, bluesy-rock single, “Flawless,” became a regular request on Kat Corbett’s Locals Only program on KROQ/106.7/FM and on top of embarking on its own headlining jaunts in support of the new r...
Tags: Music, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Bob Dylan, House, Dolly Parton, Mick Jagger, Michael Jackson, Dorothy, Malibu, Ticketfly, Southern California, Concerts

Pasadena’s underage dance club Marilyn’s Back Street plans 40th reunion event

From 1978-1992, Marilyn’s Back Street on Lake Avenue in Pasadena was the place to go — if you were between the ages of 16 and 21. Owner Marilyn Feldsher started the venue after learning that her own children’s experiences trying to get into clubs, and she wanted a safe space for underage kids to enjoy a night out. Club-goers had to meet a dress code and no alcohol was allowed, but there was music and dancing. The fun lasted until an ailing Feldsher was ultimately forced to close Marilyn’s, and t...
Tags: Facebook, Music, Sweden, Sport, Power, Things To Do, Soccer, Pop Culture, Croatia, Pasadena, Pomona, Marilyn, KROQ, Thompson Twins, Desert Hot Springs, La Canada

Why Retro City video game fest is going make some sweet music at Pomona’s Fairplex

Gamers can enhance – or 1-up, in gamer speak – their experience at the Retro City Festival if they make sure not to miss the music. The event, at the Fairplex in Pomona Jan. 5 and 6, will feature an arcade as well as pinball, a console museum, tournaments and vendors. Plus, there will be live music by bands the MiniBosses, The Koopas, Travis Morgan, Super MadNES, 8-Bit Jazz Heroes and The Megas. As video games have grown in popularity, so have bands devoted to playing the music of these games. T...
Tags: Music, Los Angeles, Breeding, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Mario Bros, Pomona, Huntington Beach, Donkey Kong, Fairplex, Saavedra, Megas, Bellotto, Top Stories LADN

13 concerts that are going to be totally worth seeing in 2019

This has been a huge year for concerts and music of all genres in Southern California. From ginormous, multi-day festivals and spectacular one-offs, elaborate tours that stopped in a variety of local stadiums, clubs and amphitheaters and hard-to-get-into, exclusive small-venue experiences, music fans turned out in droves to catch these performances. Whether it was the double-header of hip-hop/R&B king and queen Jay-Z and Beyoncé at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, the first headlining arena show from ...
Tags: Music, Beyonce, Jay Z, Church, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Wings, Things To Do, Soccer, Egypt, Ozzy Osbourne, Ariana Grande, Broadway, Hugh Jackman, Elton John

New Year’s Eve 2019: Ozzy Osbourne reflects on life, drugs and music ahead of ringing in the New Year with Ozzfest at The Forum

It should really come as no surprise that the Prince of Darkness isn’t all that into Christmas. Ozzy Osbourne, who fronted the legendary metal band Black Sabbath, said he’s not keen on all the surrounding hoopla. Bright, twinkling lights, holly jolly music, Rudolph and Santa Claus really don’t mesh well with the black clothing, dark eyeliner and horror and war-themed lyrical content of Sabbath and Osbourne’s extensive solo catalog. “I’d been telling Sharon for years I want to work through Christ...
Tags: Music, America, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, United States, Ozzy Osbourne, Santa Claus, Santa, Jack, New Year's Eve, Joe, Black Sabbath, Southern California, Concerts

New Year’s Eve 2019: 20 events to go laugh, sing and dance in the New Year in Southern California

There never seems to be a shortage of things to do on New Year’s Eve in Southern California. Sure, you’ll have to fork out the extra cash for the surge pricing of a Lyft or Uber, but 2018 has been a beast and it may be a time to hire a babysitter, get all dressed up and find an event that includes an open bar. This year’s variety of experiences includes everything from burlesque and circus performances, live heavy metal, punk rock, electronic, ’80s and jazz music and comedy shows with lots of pa...
Tags: Music, Comedy, New York, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Ozzy Osbourne, Broadway, West Coast, Mia, East Coast, New Year's Eve, Livenation, Southern California, Ontario

Donald Glover gives Childish Gambino an epic send-off with his final two shows at The Forum

Throughout his This Is America Tour, singer-songwriter, actor, writer, director, producer and stand-up comedian Donald Glover told audiences that they had purchased tickets to the last-ever Childish Gambino tour. In a series of interviews with various media outlets, Glover said his reason for giving up his long-running musical alter-ego was that he felt it had run its course and he wants to focus on other things including his award-winning TV series, “Atlanta.” That doesn’t mean the 35-year-old ...
Tags: Music, America, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Golden Globes, Concerts, Mary, Anaheim, Dallas Texas, Donald Glover, Glover, Nancy Wilson, Indio, Redbone, Childish Gambino

Top 5 highlights from night one of KROQ’s Almost Acoustic Christmas at The Forum

It’s that time of year again, when the Fabulous Forum in Inglewood becomes even more magical as its exterior is shrouded with brilliant red and green light and a towering Christmas tree greets patrons in the parking lot. Thousands of fans filed into the venue Saturday night,, Dec. 8 for the sold-out night one of the 29th annual KROQ 106.7/FM Almost Acoustic Christmas which featured sets by the Smashing Pumpkins, Thirty Seconds to Mars, Third Eye Blind, Greta Van Fleet, Bad Religion, AFI, The Int...
Tags: Music, Holidays, California, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, David Bowie, Santa Claus, Michigan, Mars, Santa, Billy Corgan, Jared Leto, Florence, Tim Armstrong

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