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  • David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...
  • PASSINGS: Charles Napier, Kenneth Dahlberg, Joel DiBartolo

    PASSINGS: Charles Napier, Kenneth Dahlberg, Joel DiBartolo
    Charles Napier Character actor usually played the heavy Charles Napier, 75, a prolific character actor whose granite jaw and toothy grin earned him tough-guy roles in movies like "Rambo: First Blood Part II," died Wednesday at Bakersfield Memorial...
  • Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success

    Roger Williams dies at 87; 'Autumn Leaves' pop pianist found commercial success
    Roger Williams, a pianist who was one of the most popular instrumentalists of the mid-20th century and who hit No. 1 on the pop charts in 1955 with his arpeggio-strewn "Autumn Leaves," has died. He was 87. Williams died Saturday at his Los Angeles home...
  • Kenneth Price dies at 77; artist transformed traditional ceramics

    Kenneth Price dies at 77; artist transformed traditional ceramics
    Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...
  • PASSINGS: Robert Pritzker, Liviu Ciulei

    PASSINGS: Robert Pritzker, Liviu Ciulei
    ROBERT PRITZKER One of three brothers who built family business empire Robert Pritzker, 85, a billionaire industrialist and one of three brothers who built the Pritzker family's business empire, died of Parkinson's disease Thursday in Chicago, said...
  • PASSINGS: Vesta Williams, Orlando Brown, Frank Driggs

    PASSINGS: Vesta Williams, Orlando Brown, Frank Driggs
    Vesta Williams Singer of R&B hits in 1980s Vesta Williams, 53, an R&B singer who had hits in the 1980s with "Once Bitten Twice Shy" and "Congratulations," was found dead Thursday evening of a possible drug overdose in an El Segundo hotel room. An...
  • Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult

    Shel Hershorn dies at 82; photojournalist chronicled '60s tumult
    Shel Hershorn, a photojournalist who documented the tumult of the 1960s and then dropped out to live a rustic lifestyle in northern New Mexico, died Sept. 17 at a nursing home in Espanola, N.M. He was 82. Born in Denver on June 11, 1929, Herbert...
  • Jani Lane dies at 47; lead singer for metal band Warrant

    Jani Lane dies at 47; lead singer for metal band Warrant
    Jani Lane, the lead singer for Warrant, a popular 1980s metal band that often had hits with songs he penned, including "Cherry Pie" and "Heaven," has died. He was 47. Lane was found dead Thursday evening in a Woodland Hills hotel, said Sara Faden, a...
  • Chef John Sedlar returns with lots of irons in the fire

    Chef John Sedlar returns with lots of irons in the fire
    Last week, chef John Sedlar celebrated the 30th anniversary of his seminal, erstwhile restaurant Saint Est├Ęphe with a sparkly cocktail party and an elaborate tasting menu for a select group of admirers who remember the go-go '80s and his particular mark...
  • Rock 'n' Reubens in the Kibitz Room at Canter's

    Rock 'n' Reubens in the Kibitz Room at Canter's
    Rock 'n' roll is to the Kibitz Room at Canter's what onions are to chopped liver. The two have been closely aligned since the little bar opened just off the beloved Fairfax Avenue deli's annex dining room in 1961. Only now, instead of a bunch of hippies...
  • Robert Whitaker dies at 71; Beatles photographer

    Robert Whitaker dies at 71; Beatles photographer
    Photographer Robert Whitaker, who shot some of the most famous — and infamous — images of the Beatles, has died. He was 71. Whitaker died of cancer Sept. 20 in Sussex, southern England, according to a friend, photo archivist Dave Brolan....