Results tagged “Tim H”

The Magic Continues: Baron Davis and Paul Pierce's LA Stars Celebrity and NBA Basketball Games

On a mid-summer night every year for two decades, some of the biggest names in basketball and Hollywood were summoned to the hardwood by Magic Johnson and a good cause. Last year, Magic stepped down and handed over the torch to Baron Davis and Paul Pierce, two NBA All-Stars and native Angelenos. Sunday night at USC's Galen Center, the Davis/Pierce administration carried on the tradition of sloppy yet utterly entertaining basketball for charity for the...

Stevie Wonder Announces Tour: Hits The Greek on Sept. 5

Stevie Wonder will hit the road this month for a 13 city U.S. tour. The man who just called to say I love you will kick off his tour, dubbed "Wonder's Summer Night," in San Diego at Humphrey's on August 23. Wonder announced the details of the tour Thursday afternoon at a press conferenced in Century City. Those who were lucky enough to be in Century City this afternoon were treated to a mini-concert from...

LAist Interview: Chrisette Michele

Chrisette Michele busted out before our very eyes and ears at the end of 2006, singing the hook on her boss, Jay-Z's "Lost One".Shortly after the 24 year-old's incredible voice was heard on Nas' hit single, "Can't Forget About You." That same voice, according to her bio, gave L.A. Reid, DefJam Chairman, goosebumps. In June, Michele dropped "If I Have My Way," the lead single from her debut solo album, I Am. LAist caught up...

Kobe vs. A-Rod: Who's Now? Who Cares?

ESPN calls itself the "Worldwide Leader in Sports". Unfortunately, however, now that the boys from Bristol are sitting very comfortably on top, they seem to be cutting back on what made them the juggernaut they've become - SPORTS. Similar to the way MTV stopped playing music, ESPN has cut down on the sports coverage replacing it with movies, mini-series, branded entertainment, sick kids, award shows, gimmicks and game shows, all while shoving their "talent"...

Ask LAist: Finding a Roommate in LA

First, I absolutely love the neighborhood project. I'm thinking about moving to many of the areas listed, so the profiles really help. I would love to see an article about how to find a roommate in LA. I'm looking for a roommate for the first time out here, and I bet that kind of article would be useful for a lot of people. Keep up the great work. Beata Brandt Beata, the timing of your...

New Edition: A Boy Band Pushing 40

As you might have read in Tonight in Rock in LA New Edition is performing tonight at the Gibson Amphitheater. Seriously they are. The same guys who gave us "Candy Girl" as little boys nearly 25 years ago are not only still together as a group but people are still paying their hard earned money ($79.75) to watch them perform. One fan is looking to go to show with three of their friends but...

Brilliance in Spandex

Thanks to ESPN Classic for bringing back American Gladiators. This clip, from the show's first season, may go down as one of the greatest moments in Gladiator history. Watch Malibu, who went on to put together quite the career as a thespian explain the healing powers of Mother Nature after taking "the most excellent hit" from a Human Cannonball....

Michael Moore's SiCKO Trailer to be Projected Tonight Across the Country Including Sunset Blvd.

In an effort to create even more buzz for Michael Moore's latest film, SiCKO, the trailer will be projected tonight starting at sundown with full sound and subtitles on the outside of buildings near the headquarters of leading HMOs, insurance companies and hospitals in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Oakland. Here, in LA you can find the trailer projected at 4343 W. Sunset Blvd. Locations of interest in the area include: Kaiser...

Vermin Shutting Down a Restaurant Near You

While vermin living in the kitchen of a restaurant might make for an entertaining animated Disney flick, you wouldn't be too amused if you found out that furry creatures were running wild in the kitchen of your favorite establishments. Unfortunately, however, they are. A list of these kitchens can be found on Los Angeles Department of Public Health website, which lists all establishments recently shut down for reasons ranging from "vermin infestation" to "gross contamination...

Will Ferrell and "The Landlord" are at it Again: New Video on Funny or Die Premieres Tomorrow

Ladies and gentlemen, can I please have your attention. I've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. I need all of you, to stop what you're doing and listen. A new video starring Will Ferrell and Pearl, who we all remember as "The Landlord" will be available tomorrow on Funny or Die at 5pm PST. In the new video, titled "Good Cop Baby Cop," Ferrell plays "Angel" a criminal who will not cooperate...

The Knux w/ The Symetrics @ Viper Room, 6/18

"Its late, it's a Monday night, you all got to be up early tomorrow for work and you're here with us." These were the words shouted over the mic last night at the Viper Room by Krispy, one-half of The Knux. The truth is Krispy, who performs alongside his younger brother Al, was saying exactly what I was thinking when I initially read the invite for last night's festivities. A late Monday night on the...

LA Residents Asked to Cut Down on Shower Time

In the midst of our driest rain season to date, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa is urging the people of Los Angeles cut back on water consumption by 10%. Along with the drought here in LA (just 3.21 inches of rain in downtown since July 1 of last year, down 12 inches from the average) eastern Sierra Nevada which supplies Angelenos with about half of our water is also experiencing record low rainfall and an abnormally small...

LAist Interview: Austin Nichols, Star of HBO's New Series, John From Cincinnati

This Sunday, HBO will say goodbye to its biggest hit and hello to what could be another staple for the cable network. Following the long awaited Sopranos finale, David Milch's latest creation, John From Cincinnati, makes it debut. LAist caught up with Austin Nichols (Day After Tomorrow, Wimbledon and Glory Road) who plays the title character to get the scoop on the show. Sunday's a big day, got any plans? Having a viewing party at...

Lakers Still Making News: Buss Busted, Bryant Bites Back & Shaq's Got His Back

Even with LeBron leading his Cavs to much needed victory in the Eastern Conference Finals Tuesday night, the biggest story in the NBA is a team who has not played a game in exactly four weeks. The Lakers offseason has just been too wildly entertaining to take a backseat to the actual action on the court. And it just got better. Early Tuesday, team owner Jerry Buss was arrested in Carlsbad for suspicion of drunk...

Kobe: Bring Jerry Back or Trade Me

Kobe Bryant has made a bold demand to the Lakers front office. According to ESPN's Ric Bucher, the disgruntled diva shooting guard is asking owner, Dr. Jerry Buss to dig into the franchise's past and bring back Jerry West to replace Mitch Kupchak as general manager. Did I say ask? Actually number 8, err 24 is demanding the doctor brings back the architect of the Lakers dynasty or else...he wants to be traded. "The Logo"...

LAist Interview: Soulive's Eric Krasno

With a new album on the way, No Place Like Soul due out July 31, and an upcoming gig here in Los Angeles at the UCLA JazzRaggae Festival this Sunday it seemed like as good a time as ever to catch up with one-third, sorry one quarter (the band just added a vocalist) of Soulive, Eric Krasno. The guitarist gives the inside scoop on the new album, his love of LA, and his budding career...

Bone Thugs @ HOB, 5/9/07

If you were writing a text book titled "How to Put on a Cliché Hip Hop Concert," it would have been in your best interest to attend last night's Bone Thugs N Harmony concert at the House of Blues. The thirteen year veterans who revolutionized the sound of hip-hop with their groundbreaking style, mixing rapid fire lyrics mixed with layered harmonies did nothing revolutionary at last night's show. Bone Thugs, who's latest album Strength &...

Chick-Fil-A not in LA

Some people might think a chicken sandwich is just a chicken sandwich, those people obviously haven't eaten at a Chick-Fil-A. The reason they haven't eaten a Chick-Fil-A sandwich is simple, there just aren't enough here in LA. Having lived next door to Chick-Fil-A during my brief stint in Orlando, I had the honor of enjoying the deliciousness of a piece of fried chicken on a bun with three pickles whenever I wanted. Ever since,...

Hip Hop is Late: Nas at HOB

The upside, usually, of going to the early show the night an artist is doing two performances, is not having to stand around waiting forever for the headline to actually hit the stage. This, however, was not the case Monday night when veteran emcee Nas, on the last leg of his Hip Hop is Dead Tour, kept a packed House of Blues crowd waiting, wandering and clock watching. Despite the fact that the doors of...

Paris Hilton Gets the Bronx Cheer at Dodger Stadium

Despite the fact that the biggest villain in sports was playing left field, the loudest boo of the night at last night's Dodgers/Giants game was heard when the blond bomber herself, Paris Hilton was shown on the jumbo screen. Don't get me wrong, Barry Bonds got more than his fair share of hatred from the Chavez Ravine faithful last night. Each time he took the field and stepped to the plate, the "Barry Sucks" chants...