Music

CBS says reporter Serene Branson fine after post-Grammys on-air incoherence

The CBS-TV station in Los Angeles says a reporter who spoke incoherently during a segment on the Grammy Awards is feeling fine.

LA Philharmonic extends Gustavo Dudamel contract

The marriage appears to be going well; the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Gustavo Dudamel have agreed to add another four years to his contract.

LA's answer to 'Glee': The Silver Lake Chorus

Silverlake resident Samantha Rader has long enjoyed singing. The clinical psychologist was hoping to find a local chorus to join. But when online searches for an eastside glee club proved fruitless, she decided to start The Silver Lake Chorus. She joined KPCC's Alex Cohen to talk about the group's first year in action.

Electric Daisy Carnival coming back to LA Coliseum

An electronic music festival that prompted a moratorium on raves at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum after the overdose death of a 15-year-old girl will be allowed back this year.

LA Jazz Society launches month-long music program for Black History Month

The L.A. Jazz Society has launched Jazz In Schools in conjunction with Black History Month. It's a unique program in the Los Angeles Unified schools.

LA Lottery League plays 'mix and match' with local bands

Some bands get together in high school or college. Others find each other through classifieds or on Craigslist. Still others will result as part of a new musical experiment known as the L.A. Lottery League. Music promoter Sean Carney, aka Sean Carnage, described the project.

Founding member of '60s LA garage rock band the Premiers to be laid to rest in Riverside

A musician who helped define the distinctive sound of early '60s garage rock is being laid to rest tomorrow in Riverside.

Farewell To Teena Marie, The 'Ivory Queen Of Soul'

Her hits in the '80s included "Lovergirl". A duet with Rick James, "Fire and Desire", is a classic on romance radio.

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.