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There are places in Chicago where you go for great food, and places you go for great music. Still, we wondered: Are there places that suit both needs, without changing seats? We sent music critic Howard Reich and restaurant critic Phil Vettel out together...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesMemphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
Tags: Aretha Franklin, Brad Paisley, History, Nashville, Ike Turner
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe three deejays spun R&B and hip-hop, with a focus on oldies, party anthems and black artists gone mainstream -- Michael Jackson, OutKast, Gnarls Barkley. These were carefully chosen common denominators, songs that black and white club-goers might...
Born on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Iíve lived my entire adult life in Los Angeles, but I remain a big Canadian flag waver. Victoria may be the greatest city in which to grow up, but L.A. may well be the greatest city to live out your dreams....
His focused intensity in performance does not call attention to itself, yet Matthew Rushing inevitably draws the eye whenever he appears onstage with the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. Blessed with versatility and a fluent technique, he performs with...
Special to The TimesThe pop world has focused for so long on the remarkably sensual energy and excitement of Ike & Tina Turner's old live show that it is often easy to forget the duo also made some dynamic records. But even if you have wanted to go back and check up on the...
Tags: John Fogerty, New York, Janis Joplin, Soul (genre), Ike Turner
Fall 2009 Season: Descriptions below provided by Wylliams-Henry: Autumn by Mary Giannone Talmi Autumn, a company premiere by Mary Giannone Talmi, soars with sweeping lines in ever-changing and intricate patterns. Set to the music of George Winston,...
Times Movie CriticTell everyone about "Tell No One." Not just because this is a top-notch thriller so twisty you may forget to breathe, but because for a long time it looked like you wouldn't be able to tell anyone at all. For even though "Tell No One" was a top performer...
Isaac Hayes, the musician, composer and producer whose innovative sound changed the shape of pop music and whose shaved head, bejeweled outfits and regal demeanor embodied African-American masculinity in the 1970s, has died. He was 65. Family members...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWill Scheff, lead singer and songwriter of the ramshackle folk-rock group Okkervil River, has a knack for hijacking other artists' songs. The band's fourth album, "Black Sheep Boy," begins with its version of the Tim Hardin song of the same name, and then...
Chicago Tribune reporterA walk (virtual or otherwise) into someone's home can be oh-so revealing. Our virtual walk into singer Joe Purdy's modern farmhouse in northwest Arkansas (taken via e-mail) certainly told us something very key about him. The man is a closet metrosexual? A...
Times Staff WriterIn June 1967, the Summer of Love took hold in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, where hippies gathered to experience a peace-and-love vibe. This month, 16 hotels in the city, including the Clift, the Fairmont and the Grand Hyatt, mark the 40th anniversary...
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