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Eminem leads Grammy nominations with 10; Bruno Mars has 7

Eminem's "Recovery" was made complete on Wednesday night as the Recording Academy nominated the resurgent rapper for 10 awards, including the biggest prizes: album, song, and record of the year.

Eminem, Lady Antebellum likely Grammy favorites

There are no guarantees when it comes to the Grammys. But several nominations for Eminem are about as sure a bet as one can make when the nominations are revealed Wednesday night at Club Nokia in Los Angeles.

Faith Evans pleads no contest to reckless driving

Authorities say Faith Evans has pleaded no contest to reckless driving after being arrested in August for investigation of drunken driving.

Junior Philharmonic holds free Thanksgiving concert in Beverly Hills

There's a way to give your youngsters something to do - and expose them to some live classical music - with a free concert tomorrow in Beverly Hills.

'Pandemonium' playing at UCLA's Royce Hall

Luke Cresswell, the creator of the globally popular dance show “Stomp,” has now applied his percussive creativity to a new show called “Pandemonium.” It opens tonight at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Hundreds attend One Nation Hip Hop Summit at Santa Monica High

Hundreds of Los Angeles youth turned out for this past weekend's One Nation Hip Hop Summit at Santa Monica High. 

Los Angeles Coliseum ends rave ban 4 months after teen dies

The Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum Commission has overturned a moratorium on raves at the venue that was put in place in June after a 15-year-old girl overdosed on ecstasy and died.

Johnny Cash costumes, guitars, lyrics up for sale

The man in black will be bringing in some green when Johnny Cash's guitars, costumes, handwritten lyrics and personal belongings go on the auction block.

Imperial Stars band members arrested after blocking 101 Freeway for performance

A CHP officer calls it one of the most unusual calls he’s ever received. Three members of a band stopped their trailer in the middle of the 101 this morning, got on top of the trailer, and started playing.

Los Angeles singer Jenni Rivera to face trial for cash smuggling

Singer Jenni Rivera has been ordered to face trial for failing to declare thousands of dollars in cash at Mexico City's international airport.

Janis Joplin: 40 years after her death

A sad anniversary in rock music history has just passed: it’s been 40 years since singer Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose in a Hollywood hotel. KPCC’s Nick Roman says Joplin had stayed in Los Angeles to record what would be her greatest album – “Pearl.”

Los Angeles Philharmonic offers free concerts

A ticket to Disney Hall may be beyond your reach. But this week the Los Angeles Philharmonic plans to play in a couple of concert venues for free.

Ukulele World Record Quest In Calif. Comes Up Short

Ukulele players tried to break the Guinness World Record for largest ukulele ensemble on Sunday. The current record, set during a London festival in 2009, is 851 strumming ukes.

Charles Fox reveals man behind music in his autobiography

The name Charles Fox may not ring that proverbial bell, but his music most certainly will — the themes for such memorable TV shows as "Happy Days," "Love Boat" and even Monday Night Football. Fox also wrote "Killing Me Softly" — which is also the title of his new autobiography.

Heart returns to hard rock, acoustic roots

The Wilson Sisters, Ann and Nancy, have just released their first new studio album in six years. Perhaps better known as Heart, the duo’s “Red Velvet Car” features nine new songs as they return to their hard rock/acoustic roots of the late 70s.

Swift, West live up to the hype at the VMAs

He derided himself as a jerk; she told him he wasn't as bad as his misdeeds. He gave a sarcastic ode to his boorish behavior; she sang of an opportunity to grow from a very public stumble.