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Zap2It.comChristina Aguilera is very, very happy, and she doesn't care who knows it. The 25-year-old Grammy winner -- who headlines CBS' "Fashion Rocks" special on Friday, Sept. 8 -- has traded in her controversial self-described "nasty" look for a softer, more...
(Editor's note: In this article, which first appeared in the Times in 1998, Oscar Peterson discussed some of his favorite recordings.) Like many musicians, Oscar Peterson doesn't usually sit around listening to his albums. If he did take the time to pick...
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Courant Rock CriticFor rock historians, it's as iconic as the Beatles at Shea Stadium, Elvis in Hawaii or Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock: Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival. He made history there in 1965 by trading in his acoustic guitar for an electric one, single-...
Sun StaffYears ago, back in the '40s and '50s, they were called "canaries." Female jazz singers were widely viewed as more ornament than musician. They stood in front of the band, glamorous in form-fitting gowns, chirping maudlin lyrics of love. But a closer...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Queen of Salsa is dead. Celia Cruz, the Afro-Cuban singer who rose from a humble Havana home to command half a century of Latin dance music with her sonorous voice and regal yet folksy personality, died Wednesday afternoon at her Fort Lee, N.J., home...
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