Music

First 'American Idol' finalist booted

Lacey Brown is down and out on "American Idol."

'American Idol' pares down to 12 finalists

Teen power won out on "American Idol" as Katie Stevens claimed a place in the top 12 while a more experienced singer got the ax.

'Big Mike' draws tears, cheers on 'American Idol'

Michael "Big Mike" Lynche made Kara DioGuardi cry and turned the rest of the "American Idol" judges giddy with a moving performance of "This Woman's Work."

'Idol' judges jeer male semifinalists

Tim Urban tripped up his second shot at "American Idol" fame.

Source: 'Idol' semifinalist bumped over 'veracity'

"American Idol" contestant Chris Golightly was dropped from the top 24 semifinalists because of a "lack of veracity" during the audition process, a person close to the Fox TV show said Thursday.

7 'Idol' contestants make it to semifinals

Seven "American Idol" contestants can stop worrying, for now: They're in the top 24.

Vietnamese artist breathes life into a dying song

Ngoc Bay purses her feet together and glides to the left, then to the right, guiding her eight-year-old pupil in the subtle movements of the centuries-old Vietnamese opera.

Doug Fieger, lead singer of 'My Sharona' band the Knack, dies

Doug Fieger, leader of the Los Angeles-based power pop band the Knack who co-wrote and sang on the 1979 No. 1 hit "My Sharona," has died, The Los Angeles Times Web site reported.

Fans delighted by DeGeneres' 'Idol' debut

Ellen DeGeneres hit the right notes with "American Idol" viewers.

Beyonce takes 6 Grammys, makes history

It's a tribute to the Grammys' success at becoming more a musical spectacle than an awards show that on the night she made history, Beyonce was just another face in the crowd.

Lady Gaga leads Grammys' galactic fashion parade

All eyes on the red carpet at Sunday's Grammy Awards went straight to Lady Gaga and her solar-system gown that was totally out of this world.

Singer Etta James hospitalized with infection

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) - Etta James' son says the 72-year-old R&B singer is hospitalized in Southern California with a serious infection but he expects her to be released soon.

Roy Orbison to receive Walk of Fame star today

Roy Orbison will posthumously receive the 2,400th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, honoring a career that saw him become one of the first international rock 'n' roll stars.

Quincy Jones wants 'We Are the World' Haiti redo

Quincy Jones is re-recording the charity song "We Are the World" and sending the proceeds to Haiti.

Tom Morello Plays Concert for Korean Guitar Workers

This week guitarist Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine performed at the KIWA Cultural Center in Los Angeles to raise money and awareness for a group of Korean guitar workers.

A look back at the 2009 Southern California music scene

If 2009 was any indication, the coming year could be a great one when it comes to music in Southern California. Chris Martins covers music for Spin, the L.A. Weekly and The Onion. He stopped by KPCC's studios to share some music from his favorite local bands.