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Breaking Up (With an Old House) Is Hard to Do

Michael Sigman | Posted 07.07.2014 | Fifty
Michael Sigman

Today, as my empty house and I sat quietly together amid the shifting shadows at the spot where the piano had resided for those 25 years, there were some tears. How could there not be?

The Laurel Canyon Goats Are Leaving!

Jonathan Handel | Posted 09.24.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Handel

There comes a point in everyone's life when it's time to gather one's herd and leave the hustle and bustle of the big city. For Elaine and Michael Fr...

Tribeca Interview: Abigail Breslin and Alessandro Nivola in Janie Jones: Rock God Meets Rock Child

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.06.2011 | New York
Cynthia Ellis

For those who best remember Abigail Breslin with her tear-away pants, gyrating to "Brick House" while her grandfather cheers her on from the sidelines, well, a lot has happened since then.

PHOTOS: Jeff Greene's Bachelor Pad In Laurel Canyon: $8.999 Million

Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Via Curbed LA: This Laurel Canyon castle once belonged to billionaire real estate developer Jeff Greene. You may remember him from last year's senate ...

From the (North) Hills to the (Laurel) Canyon: Can LA's Dawes Save Americana Rock n'Roll?

Marissa Moss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Marissa Moss

Dawes is a young, heartbreakingly earnest group of California kids weaned by LA, fed by classic rock and matured by modern folk.

Working With Margaret Cho (Video)

Ben Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Ben Lee

At the eleventh hour of the recording process, the comedian Margaret Cho texted me saying she had an idea for one final song on the album: it would be about Lil Wayne.

Creating Community in LA: Emergency Preparedness

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

No man is an island. Surely you want to be linked up with neighbors in case of emergencies like earthquakes and fires. That way, when the crisis is over, you can return to your hermetic ways in one piece.

Neighborhood E-lists: Opportunity for Community

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Sigman

Alienation and rootlessness are so deeply ingrained in Angelenos' psyches -- partly because so many of us are transplants -- as to be almost a badge of honor.

Help Us Save Laurel Canyon and Mulholland Drive

Paul Edelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Paul Edelman

What is now a refuge for mule deer, hawks, bobcats and other wildlife, can quickly turn into a housing development, if $145,000 is not raised by August 17th.

Monday Music Quarterback

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Read More: Guardian, Tori Amos, Conor Oberst, Tyrone Wells, Denison Witmer, Country Joe McDonald, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Comic-Con, Dan Fogler, Henry Goodman, Sling Blade, Jonathan Groff, Rosa Agostino, Eric Rosse, Porno for Pyros, Matt Hires, John Mayer, Arcade Fire, Vienna Film Festival, Eugene Levy, One Tree Hill, Silver Mt. Zion, Martyn Lenoble, Screaming Trees, Sufjan Stevens, Gossip Girl, Queens of the Stone Age, Guy Picciotto, Elvis Costello, Mike Patton, Cowboy Junkies, Jem Cohen, Asthmatic Kitty Records, Battlestar Galactica, Modest Mouse, Rick Rubin, Dmetri Martin, Beth Ditto, Robert Moses, Brace Paine, P-Vine Records, Entertainment Weekly, Ry Cooder, Laurel Canyon, Marc Broussard, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Gossip, Supernatural, Vic Chestnutt, Townes Van Zandt, Emile Hirsch, Elephant Six, Robert Francis, Constellation Records, Farscape, Speed Racer, Michael Stipe, O.a.R., Danny Elfman, Jefferson Airplane, Arlo Guthrie, Elf Power, Myspace, Melanie, Richard Warren, Imelda Staunton, Steve Earle, Grateful Dead, The BQE, Stephen Halker, Jane's Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, Dave Matthews Band, Widespread Panic, World's Fair, Paolo Nutini, Rosie Thomas, Osso Quartet, Janis Joplin, Ang Lee, Atlantic Records, Hannah Billie, Woodstock, Bill Frisell, The Hives, Mark Lanegan, Chinese Zodiac, Love, Richard Hawley, Empires of Tin, Spunk Records, Danielson Famile, Crosby Stills & Nash, Elliot Tiber, My Brightest Diamond, Npr, Liev Schrieber, Canned Heat, Iron Man II, Rough Trade Records, Howard Bilerman, Jason Pierce, Dennis Herring, The Doors, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Red Ghost, Richie Havens, Itunes, The Band, R.E.M., Taking Woodstock, The Observer, Bruce Springsteen, Clash, Mutemath, Fugazi, Lambchop, Sparklehorse, Spiritualized, Viewmaster, 92ytribecca, Japan, Athens-Georgia, Detroit-Michigan, Louisiana, Tampa-Florida, Seattle-Washington, Montreal-Canada, Canada, New York-New York, Los Angeles-California, Salt Lake City-Utah, United Kingdom, Australia, New Orleans-Louisiana, Oxford-Mississippi, San Francisco-California, Chicago-Illinois, Portland-Oregon, Entertainment News
Mike Ragogna

As you're recovering from the joyful overkill that was this year's Comic-Con, take a few moments to catch-up on a handful of the more interesting new press releases.

America Beyond Compare?

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

Why does everything American have to be better than everything else? Candidates for public office constantly embarrass themselves by insisting that Americans are the best.