iOS app Android app

La Live

Does Downtown Need Frank Gehry?

Jack Skelley | Posted 05.05.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

The question is whether Gehry and the other mega projects can, starting from scratch, capture the magic Downtown is already generating. Will they selfishly corral pedestrians? Will they be bunkers and monoliths? Will L.A. commit the same old errors?

Everybody Walks in LA! Figueroa Street Plan Hits a Roadblock

Jack Skelley | Posted 04.06.2014 | Los Angeles
Jack Skelley

LA is at a crossroads symbolized by My Figueroa: Will our streets continue to be ruled by cars -- with the danger, delays and dismal livability that come with that -- or will they serve the 100 percent of us who walk?

Berry Gordy and Smokey Robinson Saluted at First Grammy Museum Gala, Architects of Sound: Motown

Gregory Weinkauf | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Gregory Weinkauf

hese men got the whole world dancing, swaying, singing along (and they still do). Mr. Robinson's angelic vibrato may sing words, but in attempts to define it, it defies them! And words cannot convey the beauty and import of this event. But for you, I'll give it a go.

A Good Day In Los Angeles

Party Earth | Posted 03.23.2013 | Travel
Party Earth

Beneath the glitz and glamour of the showbiz capital of the world is a sprawling city with neighborhoods catering to every personality imaginable, ensuring endless possibilities of activity for anyone.

Luxe City Center Hotel: Urban Oasis

Scott Bridges | Posted 01.06.2013 | Los Angeles
Scott Bridges

How to get away and simultaneously stay? If you haven't stayed at the Luxe City Center, you're missing out on a sanctuary within the heart of downtown.

The LA Film Festival: From Sun Kissed to The Queen Of Versailles, a Thoughtful and Emotional Adventure

Lisa Adams | Posted 08.28.2012 | Arts
Lisa Adams

Presented by Film Independent and hosted by LA Live Regal Cinemas, the LA Film Festival was the best staycation one could have ever hoped for.

Santa Monica: How the People's Republic Became a Business Mecca

Frank Gruber | Posted 12.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

Why does L.A. need to subsidize offices downtown when Santa Monica has developers banging on the door?

Wolfgang Puck's L.A. Food Wine Festival Is Special

Jay Weston | Posted 12.06.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

For the past 27 years I have faithfully attended and written about the Wolfgang Puck/Barbara Lazaroff "Meals on Wheels" Benefit. But this year there is a new gala.

Target's Latest Clothing Ad Plays Proper Homage to Downtown L.A.; Time Magazine Does Not (Video)

Style Section L.A. | Posted 10.05.2011 | Los Angeles
Style Section L.A.

According to a recent Time magazine article about the renaissance of downtown L.A., the reason why people go out in that part of town is because of L.A. Live. Uh, really?

Sporting Good: Of X Men, X Women and Families at X Games 17

Wyatt Closs | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

While television created ESPN X Games, it's a whole other thing when seen up close. Few sports combine athleticism, artistry, and outright danger as much as the X Games 17 in Los Angeles.

ESPN X Games 17: Up. Side. Down. And All Around. The Hot Pics!

Wyatt Closs | Posted 10.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Wyatt Closs

2011-08-01-pullquote.jpg

Los Angeles Film Festival

The Huffington Post | Lucy Blodgett | Posted 08.15.2011 | Los Angeles

On June 16, Film Independent and the Los Angeles Times present the highly anticipated, seventeenth annual, ten-day-long movie-watching extravaganza th...

AEG's Stadium Ultimatum: Make A Decision By July 31

latimes.com | Sam Farmer | Posted 08.03.2011 | Los Angeles

AEG's Tim Leiweke, spearheading an effort to build an NFL stadium next to Staples Center, said Thursday the project could be scuttled if the city does...

10 Recommendations For The Downtown NFL Stadium

Curbed LA | Posted 06.05.2011 | Los Angeles

As discussions with AEG about an NFL stadium in Los Angeles continue, we're starting to think this thing actually might happen! (If the NFL wants it t...

AEG Picks Gensler To Design Downtown Los Angeles Stadium

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The LA Times reports that AEG has selected the architectural firm Gensler to design the billion dollar NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles. The LA Tim...

PHOTOS: Huge Muhammad Ali Sculpture Made Of Punching Bags

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Paying homage to a legendary figure can be risky - you have to make sure your work is large enough to really pay tribute to the person's legacy, while...

Jerry Brown Flies Solo On Southwest (Just Like Everyone Else!)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

A giggly San Francisco Chronicle reporter caught up with Governor Brown at the Sacramento airport as he boarded his Southwest flight solo. Her shaky c...

Downtown LA's Transit-Oriented Stadium

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

I'm not one who thinks stadiums are the best sparkplug to ignite the economy of downtown. But that a stadium, along with the restaurants in South Park and the new Broad Museum, will make downtown more happening is without question.

Stretching a Buck

Bill Lasarow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Bill Lasarow

Public budget debates continue to play out as government enters its new fiscal year on July 1st. Fears continue to mount that important community organizations may be dismantled.

Taco Truck Throwdown at #CADem2010

Wendy Carrillo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Wendy Carrillo

Taking a break from the very important work party platforms, California Democrats and guests had the unique opportunity of feasting to the ever "only in LA" growing mobile food truck cuisine.

LA Live Marriott Opens Its Doors

NBC Los Angeles | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

The curtain's gone up on the newest luxury hotel in Los Angeles: the JW Marriott at LA Live. The hotel is in a 54-story tower, which will share spa...

Metropolitan Urbanism? A Review of Grid/Street/Place by Nathan Cherry (with Kurt Nagle)

Frank Gruber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Frank Gruber

Although the dynamism (and the dysfunction) of LA is characteristically expressed in small and often idiosyncratic projects spread around the grid, the book is weighted in favor of large developments.

Los Angeles Auto Show -- Insider's Guide

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Steve Parker

This year the big news is, much to the chagrin of car-makers and their PR people worldwide, about GM and their ongoing leadership problems.

ESPN's Los Angeles Studio Debuts

Los Angeles Times | Diane Pucin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Amid expectations of more coverage for West Coast games and events, ESPN is officially opening its 12,300-square-foot studio today in the middle of LA...

The Grammy Museum Is L.A. Live's Christmas Gift to City of Angels

Paige Donner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Paige Donner

L.A. Live's Grammy Museum is an interactive playground using technology that facilitates the experience of music in so many ways; it is much more than a traditional museum.