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Randy Lewis

Randy Lewis has covered pop music for the Los Angeles Times since 1981, working in that time as a reporter, music critic and editor for the Calendar section. He has interviewed most of the members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He's also written first-person accounts of performing the music of Shostakovich and Prokofiev on clarinet and singing Mozart’s Requiem with world-class professionals. In addition, he enjoys belting out "Wooly Bully" in dive bars with his band, the Rounders.
Blind Boys of Alabama singer Clarence Fountain never strayed from spreading the gospel

Gospel singer Clarence Fountain, a founding member of the Blind Boys of Alabama, spent most of his 88 years spreading joy through the gospel music he sang with his cohorts in the group that was formed in 1939.

Recording Academy President Neil Portnow stepping down in 2019

Neil Portnow will step down at the end of his current contract, the Recording Academy announced Thursday. The news comes on the heels of a controversy about female representation at the Grammy Awards and within the music industry's higher ranks.

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