The Los Angeles Film Festival is set to kick off Sept. 20 at the Ford Theatre with Echo in the Canyon, a love letter to the mid-'60s roots of the Laurel Canyon music scene from music industry veteran Andrew Slater.
When Frank Sinatra Jr. joined his father’s band as musical director and conductor in 1988, Old Blue Eyes was a couple of months past his 72nd birthday. The two toured together and bonded in a way his father’s legendary career would not permit in the earlier days. And now Frank Sinatra Jr., a couple of months past his own 72nd birthday, has died of sudden cardiac arrest in Daytona Beach, Florida, where he was touring with his tribute show, Sinatra Sings Sinatra.
Before Caitlyn Jenner captured headlines with her journey to becoming a woman, Chaz Bono helped lay the groundwork toward greater acceptance with his own transition, chronicled in the 2011 documentary, Becoming Chaz. In it, he hoped to dispel ignorance about gender reassignment and help smooth the transition for people like Jenner, with whom he has had several discussions, providing advice or just a shoulder to lean on.
The blinding burn to stardom of punk threesome-turned-pop hitmakers The Police included five albums in five years and nonstop touring from 1978 to 1984. With that success came drama chronicled by guitarist Andy Summers in his 2007 memoir, 'One Train Later.' Now the film version, 'Can't Stand Losing You: Surviving The Police,' is getting a stateside release through Cinema Libre on April 3.