Posted Jun. 27, 2015, 7:46 am
Chris Brown and Nicki Minaj will carry a leading six nominations each into Sunday's 15th annual BET Awards, while Beyonce and Lil Wayne each have four.
Posted Jun. 20, 2015, 9:37 am
On Sunday June 21, the summer solstice, a variety of performances in parks will take place across the City of Santa Monica. This will be the fourth year Santa Monica participates in Make Music Los Angeles/MMLA, a countywide celebration of music.
News, Music, Video, Parks, Santa Monica
Posted Jun. 19, 2015, 10:16 am
This week Brock on Your Block Brock host Phil Brock speaks to Rebecca Hogan, Director of Marketing for, Make Music LA 2015. He also speaks to an array of guest musicians such as Katrina Carlson, Jaq Mackenzie and Tom Nolan.
Posted May. 23, 2015, 9:00 am
The producers of "X Factor" were sued today by a contestant who alleges her voice was altered and that other measures were taken to ensure her audition failed.
Posted May. 22, 2015, 9:52 am
Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM) honored former Santa Monica Mayor and City Councilman Bob Holbrook on May 17 with its second Virtuoso Community Leader Award.
Posted May. 20, 2015, 1:09 pm
The line-up for the 31st annual Twilight Concert Series at the Santa Monica Pier has been announced.
Posted May. 15, 2015, 12:51 pm
When musician Phil Brown decided to take a break from the grueling tour circuit, he became a staff writer from 1983 to 1988 working for Warner Brothers and A&M Music.
Posted Apr. 26, 2015, 9:22 am
Following a 21-year legacy in Sedona, Arizona, the Quick Bowman Piano Competition is being brought to Southern California and will be presented in collaboration with the New West Symphony during the orchestra’s 2015-2016 concert season.
Posted Apr. 15, 2015, 8:39 am
Santa Monica-based Universal Music Group on Tuesday submitted a settlement resolving claims that it shorted recording artists on royalties from digital downloads.
Posted Apr. 12, 2015, 11:43 am
We didn’t know how simple and uncomplicated we had it back in the day. You would hear a song – say from the new Crosby/Stills/Nash album – on the radio. (Radios were boxes that... just Google it). You liked the song. Maybe it even made you think of someone at school you’d been romantic with or wanted to be romantic with. So you went to Sears or Kmart or some other very American, very acceptable mall store and you bought the LP and paid full retail.
Posted Apr. 11, 2015, 10:34 am
In February 1976, Fleetwood Mac convened at the Record Plant in Sausalito, California, with hired engineers Ken Caillat and Richard Dashut. The more technically adept Caillat was responsible for most of the engineering and producing of the band's eleventh studio album "Rumours."
News, Music, Film, Television
Posted Mar. 28, 2015, 9:37 am
Meryl Streep has a chance to add yet another award to already-impressive resume tonight when the Kids Choice Awards are handed out at the Forum.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 11:06 am
New West Symphony music director Marcelo Lehninger will lead the orchestra in three performances of the fifth Masterpiece Series concert of the Symphony’s 20th Anniversary season, including a performance in Santa Monica on Sunday afternoon.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:39 am
Kat and the Blues Hounds will perform a free show at Sonny McLean’s Irish Bar in Santa Monica from 9 pm to 12:30 am tonight, March 27.
Posted Mar. 27, 2015, 9:18 am
It is Fleetwood Mac’s 40th anniversary together as a band. How fitting it is that they are touring throughout North America and Europe for this occasion. Christine McVie is back with the band.
Posted Mar. 26, 2015, 9:02 am
The acclaimed free children’s concert series "Wake Up With The Waves" returns to the Santa Monica Pier on Saturday mornings, starting this weekend.
Posted Mar. 16, 2015, 9:40 am
Santa Monica-based Agensys, Inc. and Wells Fargo Advisors showed their community support and love of the arts with a generous donation of $5000 each to Orchestra Santa Monica (OSM).
Posted Mar. 13, 2015, 8:45 am
The Santa Monica Symphony hits the road this Saturday, March 14, for a special concert at the historic Wilshire Boulevard Temple.
Posted Feb. 18, 2015, 9:35 am
Acclaimed pianist Sean Chen will kick off this weekend’s Chinese Lunar New Year celebration in a performance taking place on Friday, Feb. 20, at Santa Monica Place.
Posted Feb. 10, 2015, 9:11 am
Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District will present the 66th annual Stairway of the Stars event at Barnum Hall at Santa Monica High School starting tonight and continuing on Thursday night (Feb. 12) and next Wednesday night (Feb. 18).
Posted Feb. 8, 2015, 8:33 am
English singer-songwriter Sam Smith is poised for a big night at tonight's 57th annual Grammy Awards, carrying nominations in the top three categories of song, record and album of the year, along with a nod for best new artist.
Posted Feb. 3, 2015, 9:38 am
The 17th annual Grammy Foundation Legacy Concert will be held Thursday, Feb. 5, at the Wilshire Ebell Theatre in Los Angeles.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:07 am
Acclaimed architect Frank Gehry and the world premiere of “Frank’s House” by LACO composer-in-residence Andrew Norman inspired by the celebrated architect’s extraordinary Santa Monica home will be spotlighted at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Westside Connections concert next week.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:06 am
The Santa Monica Cultural Affairs Division is currently presenting the 6th Annual “Fireside at the Miles” performance series at the historic Miles Memorial Playhouse at 1130 Lincoln Blvd.
Posted Jan. 30, 2015, 9:03 am
Celebrating the 100th year of the Santa Monica High School Band Program, the Samohi Wind Ensemble will present the third annual “Bands at the Broad” benefit concert and silent auction this Tuesday, Feb. 3.