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News ReporterEven if you've never eaten at their restaurant, you've probably heard their jingle. The TV and radio commercials for the Beltline Bar in Grand Rapids have been on the air nearly 30 years. The people behind it had no idea it would last so long. They just...
Tags: Jorge Garcia, Music, Music Industry, Entertainment, Restaurants
Pop & HissThe Grammy Museum has landed an impressive roster of artists for its series of question-and-answer and performance sessions in the year since it opened at the L.A. Live complex downtown. Among the participants: Brian Wilson, Smokey Robinson, Annie Lennox,...
When it comes to describing Duke Ellington, it's easy to run out of superlatives. One of the defining figures of American music? Sure, with a 50-year career that includes standards such as "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "In a...
CAUSE CÉLÈBREWHEN IT comes to faith-based politics, President Bush learned a lesson from Hollywood. The industry has had a fondness for activist priests ever since "Going My Way," and today there's probably nobody in a Roman collar who can draw more stars than Father...
Tags: Crimes, Jon Voight, Television, Beverly Hills, Eva Longoria
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterEight-time Grammy winner and Los Angeles native Herb Alpert, who in November pledged $30 million to UCLA to establish the cross-disciplinary UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has now given $15 million to the School of Music at the California Institute...
Special to The TimesIt was hustle and flow, all right. Terrence Howard, the Oscar-nominated actor best known for his role as Djay, the rapping pimp protagonist of Craig Brewer's acclaimed 2005 film, was doing everything but serving smoked Gouda to the 40 or so people...
Holiday cocktail parties are simple. Invite friends. Decorate the house. Set out food and drink. The problem with simple parties, however, is that they're simply forgotten. This year, plan your holiday party with a theme and let it play out. Announce...
Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
Special to The TimesIn interviews surrounding the release of Beirut's excellent French pop-inspired sophomore effort, "The Flying Club Cup," the band's frontman-mastermind, Zach Condon, revealed that for inspiration during the recording process, he constantly referred to a...
Tags: Bars and Clubs, Ringo Starr, New Mexico, Physiology, Science
Times Staff WriterMemorable moments don't come without practice. OK, that was 'Beautiful.' Now, again. With his weathered guitar and shaggy locks, James Blunt has the look of London's most handsome busker. So on Thursday, as he sang his hit "You're Beautiful" over and...
Times Staff WriterWhenever the conversation turns to where to eat in Pasadena, the first name that comes up is usually Parkway Grill, long that city's most successful restaurant. It's always busy, always a full house, the place to celebrate a birthday or anniversary....
The Swampby Mark Silva and updated Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee, today remembers Jack Kemp, the party's 1996 vice presidential nominee, housing secretary and onetime Buffalo Bills quarterback iwho passed away last night. "For...
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