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That Phil Ramone was a musical force in the recording studio is undeniable, and the evidence lies in the range of his accomplishments. For example, within one three-year period in the early 1960s, Ramone mixed Lesley Gore's smash hit "It's My Party,"...
Tags: John Coltrane, Music, Entertainment, Paul Simon, Billy Joel
Los Angeles Times Pop Music CriticAmong the many stylistic traits of Southern California cultural offerings is a certain easiness, a smooth, groove-centered vibe found both in Dr. Dre’s G-funk sound two decades ago and the dubbed out sounds of Flying Lotus, Teebs and the Gaslamp...
If Luciana Souza wins two Grammy Awards on Sunday, will her acceptance speeches be in English, in Portuguese or both? This year, the Brazilian-born, L.A.-based chanteuse has managed the highly unusual feat of being nominated for singing in two...
Ed Cassidy, the drummer whose musical background influenced the jazz-tinged sound of the band Spirit, which emerged in the late 1960s as one of the West Coast's premier rock groups, has died. He was 89. Cassidy died Thursday of cancer at an assisted...
The Baltimore SunFans of Sunday brunch at Clementine at the Creative Alliance have more to choose from. New brunch options include oatnut French toast with caramelized bananas and maple syrup, grilled center cut Duroc pork chop with poached eggs, gravy and toast; pork...
There are those who return to Jack Kerouac just to get lost in the ride. Not across lonesome America but in the serpentine locomotion of his prose. It's the music of the page: long blasts of blue-streak narrative that don't yield to periods, semicolons,...
On a recent Glendale night, the customary cold stillness of the 1100 block North Pacific Avenue in Glendale was agreeably jostled. At about 9, the warm sounds emerging from the Neat Bar doorway added welcome vitality to the commercial street that...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Frank Foster, Miles Davis, Music Industry
Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...
Bob Brookmeyer, a jazz trombonist, composer, arranger and educator whose multifaceted career reached from cutting-edge performances with Gerry Mulligan and Stan Getz to innovative big band compositions and highly regarded classes at the New England...
Tags: Music, Tex Beneke, London (England), Count Basie, Jazz (genre)
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
Image-makers Johnny Grant, 84; Hollywood's honorary mayor and biggest booster was known as host of the Walk of Fame induction ceremonies (Jan. 9) Bernie Boston, 74; a former Los Angeles Times photographer best known for his iconic 1960s picture of a...
Pop & HissAn appreciation of Jerry Leiber who, writing for Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, The Coasters and more as the lyricist half of the Leiber and Stoller songwriting team, helped change pop music and set the template for future artists....
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