The Weeknd's sound has been described as hipster R&B (or PBR&B to some), and his tracks have sampled a huge range of artists from indie-rockers Beach House to R&B megastar Rihanna. His slow grooves and falsetto croon create a beautiful and sometimes creepy backdrop for what are often sexually-charged lyrics.
Los Angeles, CA 90010
The Pretty Reckless is fronted by singer Taylor Momsen, who was a child actor and model, including notable credits in "How The Grinch Stole Christmas" and "Gossip Girls." Momsen has always insisted that her first love was music, not acting, and, in 2009, Momsen shocked the world when she announced she would leave TV and film. The Pretty Reckless released their debut album, "Light Me Up" (No. 10; U.S. Alt Rock) in 2010 and quickly hit the road, becoming one of rock's busiest bands. The Pretty Reckless was part of the 2010 Warped Tour before headlining The Medicine and Light Me Up Tours respectively. The band is well regarded for its aggressive, live hard rock sound with a concert that often features Momsen singing while wearing dark outfits, heavy makeup and stripper boots. The band will continue to tour Europe extensively to promote their new release, "Going to Hell." Momsen is highly regarded for her talented voice on-stage yet isn't afraid to get dark with her lyrics. Tickets to the upcoming "Going To Hell" tour are expected to be a hot commodity as The Pretty Reckless have developed a strong and faithful following in Europe, despite being together for less than five years.
6712 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028
Director Petra Volpe and DP Judith Kaufmann join us for a discussion after the L.A. premiere of DREAMLAND, where four stories of love and duplicity on Christmas Eve are linked by a desperate teenage prostitute. It's paired with the L.A. premiere of Robert Thalheim’s comedy PARENTS, a bittersweet look at the balance between career, marriage and family, followed by a Q&A with producer Dirk Engelhardt.
Hollywood, CA 90028
Pop chanteuse and controversy queen Lily Allen has been stirring the pot ever since her debut single "Smile" topped British charts in 2006. While she may have matured as a songwriter, her stunning soulful voice hasn't changed a lick and neither has her risqué attitude -- after a several year hiatus, Allen made a triumphant return to the charts in 2013 with "Hard out Here," a no-punches-pulled critique of the cutthroat world of pop stardom. Equal parts flirty and brash, the provocative Allen will treat ticket buyers to classics like "F*ck You" alongside newer hits like "Air Balloon" on her latest tour.
665 N. Heliotrope, Los Angeles, 90004
8:00pm to 2:00pm
Groundbreaking musical heads to Hollywood in October with a vision of community outreach
Jason Robert Brown’s boundary-pushing musical and Drama Desk winner “The Last 5 Years” will open at The Lifebook Playhouse in Hollywood October 10-12 and 17-19.
Friday, Saturday 10/10-10/11 & 10/17- 10/18 8pm; Sudays 10/12 & 10/19 2pm
The Last 5 Years is an emotionally powerful and intimate musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in and out of love over the course of five years. The show’s unconventional structure consists of Cathy, the woman, telling her story backwards while Jamie, the man, tells his story chronologically; the two characters only meet once, at their wedding in the middle of the show.
This production stars Brittany Joyner as Cathy and Luke Wall as Jamie.