The Specials Honored by LA City Council with a ‘Specials Day’ on May 29

By JOHN DALY Los Angeles City Council has declared Wednesday, May 29th “The Specials Day” in Los Angeles, it was announced Tuesday. Councilwoman Monica Rodriguez representing LA’s 7th District, introduced the resolution, which will include […]


Lady Gaga to Jimmy Kimmel on Oscar Performance: ‘Love is What We Wanted You to See’

Watch New ‘Encore’ Footage from ‘A Star Is Born’ By DONNA BALANCIA Lady Gaga made an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” and squashed rumors that she and Bradley Cooper are more than just friends. Gaga […]


GRAMMYs: Childish Gambino and Kacey Musgraves Big Winners at Lackluster GRAMMY Show, Winners List

By DONNA BALANCIA Lady Gaga, Diana Ross and Dolly Parton carried the GRAMMY Awards broadcast on CBS Sunday night, in one of the most lackluster awards shows on record.  “This Is America” by Childish Gambino, […]

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Music Movies ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ ‘Green Book’ and ‘Star Is Born’ Win Golden Globes

By DONNA BALANCIA “Bohemian Rhapsody” took Best Motion Picture, Drama, and its star Rami Malek secured the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama, at The Golden Globe Awards Sunday night at The Beverly Hilton. […]

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Aaron Sorkin’s Academy Award-Nominated ‘Molly’s Game’ Boasts Classic Soundtrack

Molly’s Game Gets Oscar Nomination for Best Adapted Screenplay By JOHN DALY Aaron Sorkin’s directorial debut, Molly’s Game, which received an Oscar nomination Tuesday, hit theaters late last year, featuring a stunning Jessica Chastain as […]

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Awards Earns Three Finalist Designations for Southern California Journalism Awards

CR Finalist in Best Blog, Best Social Media STAFF REPORT LOS ANGELES –, the Los Angeles-based music blog, nabbed three Finalist designations for the Southern California Journalism Awards, it was announced Saturday. Work Honored […]


Jack White: Producers Should Not ‘Control’ The Music, But Instead, Bring Out Performers’ Best

Jack White, The Ultimate Indie GRAMMY Winner, Honored by Recording Academy Photo by SASSY BLACK CAT The Producers and Engineers Wing of the Recording Academy honored 12-time GRAMMY winner Jack White for his commitment to […]

How did Elliott Smith really die and why, asks photojournalist Alyson Camus

On Eve of New Record Release, Doubts Remain about the Peculiar 2003 Death of Elliott Smith

Kill Rock Stars to Release ‘Either/Or: Expanded Version’ By DONNA BALANCIA Lingering doubts and strange revelations about the death of Elliott Smith persist 14 years after his passing. The subject of Smith’s untimely death emerges […]

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Best LA Concerts of 2016: Big Stars in Small Venues, Young Trailblazers, and California Rockers

Bob Weir, Desert Trip, Eagles of Death Metal, The Cure, Make Beautiful Music in 2016 Eagles of Death Metal at The Teragram Ballroom The band members in The Eagles of Death Metal have coped with […] Balancia Sturgill Simpson photo by Vivian Wang

Surprises Like Sturgill Simpson and Honors for David Bowie Come with List of GRAMMY Nominations

See the Full List of GRAMMY Nominations Here Photo by VIVIAN WANG, Story By DONNA BALANCIA Beyonce, Drake, Kanye and Rihanna may have the most number of nominations, but this year, some surprises were to […]

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California Rocker Wins Best Photo Essay, Best Action Photo at Prestigious LA Press Club Awards Gala

California Rocker Wins Three Awards at 2016 NAEJ By DOTTIE PARIS California Rocker, the online music magazine, won Best Photo Essay and Best Action Photo categories Sunday night at the National Arts and Entertainment Journalism […]