Miles Davis

  • Miles Davis Jan 8

    An Exclusive Look at the Genius of Miles Davis as Told By His Family

    From going to Juillard then hitting the streets at night, a new documentary shed light on jazz genius Miles Davis. As seen on California Live on Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020.

  • Oct 29, 2019

    Gugu Mbatha-Raw Dazzles With Sheer Variety of Upcoming Projects

    Sometimes it seems like Gugu Mbatha-Raw is playing some crazy version of showbiz Bingo. This is a woman who has assembled an astonishing variety of roles in her 36 years. Big-budget Hollywood blockbuster? Sure, “A Wrinkle in Time.” What about an 18th-century English drama? Of course, “Belle.” Any romantic comedies? Check out “Larry Crowne.”

  • Sep 15, 2019

    Vinyl Records on Track to Outsell CDs for First Time in 33 Years

    This past week, the Recording Industry Association of America released its mid-year report. It showed that 80% of the of music industry’s revenue comes from streaming, but it also showed that revenue from sales of vinyl records is on track to overtake that of compact discs by the year’s end, should current trends continue. When the compact disc was introduced...

  • Jun 7, 2019

    Julia Roberts, Spike Lee Toast Denzel Washington at Event

    Denzel Washington was the man of the hour Thursday night with everyone from Julia Roberts to Spike Lee turning out to celebrate him as this year’s recipient of the AFI Life Achievement Award.

  • Jan 26, 2019

    Oscar-Winning ‘Umbrellas of Cherbourg’ Composer Legrand Dies

    Oscar-winning composer and pianist Michel Legrand, whose hits included the score for the ’60s romance “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg” and the song “The Windmills of Your Mind” and who worked with some of biggest singers of the 20th century, has died at age 86. Legrand last performed on stage just last month, and was still composing and practicing piano an...

  • Nov 23, 2017

    George Avakian, Jazz Producer and Scholar, Dies at 98

    George Avakian, a Russian-born jazz scholar and architect of the American music industry who produced essential recordings by Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis and other stars has died at age 98. Avakian’s daughter, Anahid Avakian Gregg, confirmed that her father died Wednesday morning at his home in Manhattan. No further details were immediately available. Avakian, an executive at Columbia Records and...

  • Sep 23, 2017

    On ‘Plum,’ Wand Let It Be

    Permission to feel: Cory Hanson, frontman of Los Angeles psych-rock band Wand, discusses the magic and meditation of new album, “Plum.” Wand headline Casbah on Sunday, Sept. 24.

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