Posted Aug. 27, 2015, 2:14 pm
Stevie Wonder, Imagine Dragons, and Kendrick Lamar will headline the third annual Life is Beautiful Festival next month, Sept. 25-27 in Downtown Las Vegas.
Posted Aug. 22, 2015, 8:35 am
The Santa Monica-Malibu Unified School District is currently accepting applications for independent music contractors to provide semi-private music lessons in strings, winds and voice, to students in 4th through 12th grades.
News, Music, Celebrity, Film, Television
Posted Aug. 16, 2015, 9:28 am
Taylor Swift, "The Hunger Games" and superheroes are among the big nominees heading into tonight's presentation of the Teen Choice Awards, honoring the best of TV, movies, music and sports in the eyes of the teen set.
Posted Aug. 14, 2015, 9:18 am
Classical music DJ Rich Capparela brings his rock band, Otherwise Normal, to Santa Monica tomorrow, Saturday, Aug. 15 for a summer party to benefit the Santa Monica Symphony.
Posted Aug. 1, 2015, 10:47 am
KCRW and the Annenberg Foundation’s third annual Sound in Focus concert series launched Saturday, July 25 to an overflowing courtyard of light, photography, performance, and music.
Posted Jul. 28, 2015, 9:21 am
The 10th annual Jazz on the Lawn summer concert series returns to Santa Monica’s Stewart Street Park on all five Sunday afternoons in August.
Posted Jul. 22, 2015, 9:58 am
This week on Westside Top 5, host Atlas Novack shares his top five karaoke bars on the Westside of Los Angeles.
Posted Jul. 21, 2015, 4:07 pm
Love Tchaikovsky? Fans are in for a treat this weekend as Los Angeles Philharmonic presents Tchaikovsky Spectacular with Fireworks this Friday and Saturday (July 24-25) at 8 pm both nights at the Hollywood Bowl.
Posted Jul. 14, 2015, 10:06 am
The first annual New West Symphony Quick Bowman Piano Competition has extended its deadline for submission of applicants to July 31, 2015.
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.