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William Coblentz Former University of California regent William Coblentz, 88, an attorney and former University of California regent who fought against South Africa's apartheid policies and upheld the right of communist philosopher Angela Davis to teach...
Pop & HissIn the wake of causing a minor firestorm in the online jazz community last month with a playful video decrying the influence of "jazz nerds," drummer Jason Marsalis e-mailed me a clarification this morning that both expands on the definition,......
With the publication of "Golden Dreams: California in an Age of Abundance, 1950-1963," Kevin Starr -- now university professor and professor of history at USC and state librarian of California emeritus -- has completed his transformation from the state'...
Herman Leonard, a photographer best known for his iconic images of such jazz greats as Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington and Miles Davis, has died. He was 87. Leonard died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, a family spokeswoman said. No...
Tribune arts criticThey rank among the world's most iconic images of jazz: Louis Armstrong lost in a reverie; Duke Ellington bathed in a beam of white light; Ella Fitzgerald caught up in a song, a bead of sweat rolling down her cheek. Stored for more than a decade in...
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