Amanda Bynes’ family is understandably distraught about their daughter’s increasingly erratic behavior, if a RadarOnline report is to be believed. Read More
Seth MacFarlane really can’t face any more bad publicity after his disastrous Oscar hosting, so he has to be relieved that the “Turban Cowboy” episode of “The Family Guy” has been pulled.
According to Entertainment Weekly, a YouTube hoax cobbled together parts of the episode to make it look like the show had predicted the Boston Marathon bombings. Read More
Organizers of the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival today announced the lineup for the sixth-annual three-day concert in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park.
Paul McCartney, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails and Phoenix are among the headliners at the festival, scheduled from Aug. 9-11. Read More
Nashville, Tenn., musicians Georgia Middleman and Gary Burr and their writing partner created their new album, “Finally Home,” with at least one major goal.
“We didn’t want it being perceived as Kenny Loggins doing a country album,” says Burr, one-third of Blue Sky Riders, who play the Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley on Friday. Read More
In spite of its name, the venerable Tokyo String Quartet has long been an international ensemble.
The quartet, which is disbanding this summer, was formed 44 years ago by Japanese musicians studying at New York’s Juilliard School. But through the decades, its changing members have been of varied nationalities.
Currently, the Tokyo quartet, which presents its last concert in The City at Herbst Theatre on Thursday, consists of violinists Martin Beaver and Kikuei Ikeda, cellist Clive Greensmith and violist Kazuhide Isomura, the only original member of the ensemble. Read More
Comedian Patton Oswalt is one of the funniest people to follow on Twitter, but after the Boston Marathon bombings he posted on Facebook something remarkably poignant.
“I remember when 9/11 went down, my reaction was, ‘Well, I’ve had it with humanity,’” he began. But then he seemed to channel Mister Rogers’ famous quote, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Read More
Eccentric hoopster Dennis Rodman claims that the FBI approached him to become an informant about North Korea -- which, in the light of the fact that he has made this very public, shows what crappy security choices the feds can make. Read More
We’ve been sitting on rumors about a split between Ozzy Osbourne and wife Sharon for a few days now, but it seems the talk is true. TMZ reports that the pair have been living separately and that the reason for the split was Ozzy’s most recent relapse. Read More
German violinist Augustin Hadelich, making his San Francisco Symphony debut this week, has overcome a physical challenge few artists have encountered.
Although his face and arms still show signs of a fire that almost killed him at age 15, when he performs, audiences hear the brilliance that has earned him rave reviews in major concert halls of the world.
When Hadelich plays the Beethoven Violin Concerto at Davies Symphony Hall, the conductor will be Herbert Blomstedt, 85, the orchestra’s conductor laureate. Read More