Paul Smith, a jazz pianist, composer and arranger who worked with such greats as Bing Crosby, Nat “King” Cole and Dizzy Gillespie, has died at 91.
Chris Ziegler, editor in chief of L.A. Record, talked with Stephens, Big Star's only original surviving member, about the documentary and the band's 1972 debut album.
Legendary gospel and soul singer Mavis Staples has a new album out called "One True Vine," the second collaboration between the singer and Wilco's Jeff Tweedy.
Energy domes are blue today as DEVO mourns the loss of its former drummer, who was with the band when it released its hit song "Whip It!"
Palestinian Mohammad Assaf won the singing competition Saturday night, sending crowds of supporters into the streets in Gaza and the West Bank.
Country singer Slim Whitman, the high-pitched yodeler who sold millions of records through ever-present TV ads in the 1980s and 1990s, died Wednesday at a Florida hospital.
Is Kanye God? He'd like you to think so. Songs with titles like 'I Am A God' are on his new album 'Yeezus,' which drops tomorrow. Oliver Wang from Soul-Sides.com joins us to talk about the new record as well as new music from J. Cole and Judith Hill.
It’s a surprise, given the high security West has put around his production and the fact that he was able to keep the highly anticipated “Watch The Throne” from leaking.
L.A.-based folk rock conquerors Dawes have launched a new "covers competition" that teaches you one of the band's new tunes and dares you to do it better.
Shirley Halperin, music editor at The Hollywood Reporter, and Chris Martins, senior writer for Spin magazine, fill us in on what new music we should be listening to.
In the Arab world's version of 'American Idol', a young singer from the isolated Gaza Strip is hitting the high notes of Palestinian hope.
Jimmy Webb, the man who wrote MacArthur Park, has never sung the song in LA's MacArthur Park. This gross oversight will be remedied June 15.
Starting tomorrow the Pacific Symphony in Santa Ana will commemorate the landmark anniversary with a series of orchestral performances. Recently, the symphony asked the public to submit their own interpretations of Stravinsky's work for a project they're calling the "ReRite of Spring."
Iryna Krechkovsky, a concert violinist in residence at UC Irvine, has her hands on a 324-year old Stradivarius violin estimated to be worth $5 million.
An Irvine concert violinist is playing sweet music on one of the rarest instruments in the world - a $5 million Stradivarius.
The Long Beach, Calif. band Cold War Kids have a new album out entitled "Dear Miss Lonelyhearts," based on a black comedy set during the Great Depression. We speak with bandmembers Nathan Willett and Matt Maust.