Music

Etta James' open memorial service held at Inglewood Cemetery

Etta James’s fans lined Manchester Boulevard Friday for a public viewing of the late blues singer at Inglewood Park Cemetery.

LA fact finding frenzy follows discovery of Ice Cube's exact 'Good Day'

There is officially no mystery left in the universe. This week, the rap riddle of Ice Cube's 1993 LA-centric anthem "It Was a Good Day," was finally solved.

Tupac FourSquare map created by English hip-hop fan

For a walk on the wild side, follow the rapper's footsteps as he zig-zags from his pre-fame days in Baltimore to Las Vegas where he was killed.

Album of the week: Brian Eno's Music for Airports

Its 1978 release stands as a major landmark in the nascent "ambient" genre. Persons with wildly disparate aural tastes love this album.

Peter's Album of the week: Beethoven's Middle Quartets

For this week's album of the week, KPCC's Peter Stenshoel reviews Beethoven: The Middle Quartets by The Budapest String Quartet.

Supreme Court upholds copyrights on older foreign works

The U.S. Supreme Court has handed down a ruling on copyright protection, but don't go looking to it for answers on online piracy.

Huge NAMM music convention comes to Anaheim

Thousands of musicians, fans and music-related businesses are expected to show up.

Public Enemy hosts 5-hour Skid Row block party

Chuck D and Flavor Flav emceed an event on Skid Row Sunday, but don't call it a concert.

$23,810 for 4 Coachella tickets?

Coachella 2012 sold out of remaining passes in three hours on Friday, setting off a frenzy of fiscally outrageous secondary options.

Coachella 2012 has completely sold out... of tickets

Coachella 2012 has sold out of tickets for both weekends.

Coachella 2012 tickets on-sale Friday morning, aka: How fast can you type?

Coachella 2012 tickets, or rather, what's left of them, go on sale Friday morning at 10:00 a.m.

Eddie Van Halen donates 75 guitars to LA-area schools

Rocker Eddie Van Halen has donated 75 electric guitars to Los Angeles-area high schools as a way to inspire music in kids.

Peter Stenshoel's album of the week: Renaissance Dances by Lionel Rogg and The Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Europe

This was my introduction to the early music of Europe. I found the medieval positif [http://www.renard-music.com/maxi10953.jpg] organ pieces especially jarring, with their freewheeling construction, not moderated by the heavy rules of composition which the Renaissance and Baroque periods imposed on tunesmiths.

LA Opera pays $14 million emergency loan from the county back early

A Southland arts organization hit a high note on Tuesday when it repaid half its multi-million dollar loan from Los Angeles County. Elected officials applauded an earlier return on the money than they’d expected.

Coachella 2012 line-up faces the music, critics chime in on choices

Coachella 2012 bands, line-up and be counted.

Coachella 2012 line-up announced: Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg headline

Coachella 2012, your line-up is showing.