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Change of SubjectIn the Beyonce thread I linked to this list of the Top 10 songs of every year from 1947 -- when "Managua, Nicaragua" by Freddy Martin and "Chi-Baba, Chi-Baba" by Perry Como were charting -- to 2012. If you're like......
Some stories are harder to write than others. Obituaries are among the hardest, as the represent an obligation to do justice to the folks who have passed and hopefully to bring solace to their loved ones. Some of Laguna's best and brightest died in...
L.A. NOWHal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of memorable hits in the 1960s and early ’70s, including “Walk on By,” “What the World Needs Now Is Love”...
Frank Peppiatt, the co-creator of "Hee Haw," a landmark variety show mixing country music with "corny" humor that became one of TV's most unlikely and longest-running hits, has died. He was 85. Peppiatt died Wednesday in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., of...
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Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
Tags: The New York Times, Fred Astaire, Music, Radio, Bars and Clubs
Okay: what do you want out of your Christmas/holiday music (other than wanting it to stop)? Memories? Dinner or fireplace-worthy jazz chillouts? It takes all kinds. If you're too lazy to make up your own mind, try some of these. One of 'em has got to do...
Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
Emmy Award-winning television producer Bob Henry died March 18 at his Laguna Beach home after a long illness. He was 92. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at St. Catherine of Siena, preceded by a rosary at 9:30 a.m. Henry will be...
Tags: Andy Williams, Dean Martin, Television, Music, Radio
Culture MonsterArts TV programming this week...
TribLocal - ElmhurstNothing gets you more in the mood to say “Erin Go Braugh” than the perfect Irish song — and perhaps a swig of green beer. …...
The email from a reader in Westwood was short, to the point and disturbing. "My life has been very full," wrote Polly Berger. "But now it is getting very bad, and I want to go to that other world." Berger also said she wished there were more Dr. Jack...
Tags: Music, Entertainment, Carly Simon, Bette Midler, Tony Bennett
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