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  • Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'

    Joe South dies at 72; singer-songwriter did 'Games People Play'
    Joe South, a versatile singer-songwriter who penned "Games People Play," "Down in the Boondocks" and other pop-rock hits in the 1960s and '70s, has died. He was 72.
  • Elliott Carter, preeminent American composer, is dead at 103

    Elliott Carter, preeminent American composer, is dead at 103
    Elliott Carter, one of the preeminent American composers of the past century, has died at 103. He died of natural causes at his home in New York, according to his close friend and assistant Virgil Blackwell. A prolific composer who won two Pulitzer...

    Beatrice Gersh dies at 87; L.A. arts patron

    Beatrice Gersh dies at 87; L.A. arts patron
    Beatrice Gersh, a distinguished art collector and patron of the arts in Los Angeles for more than half a century who played a significant role in the founding of the Museum of Contemporary Art, has died. She was 87. Gersh, the widow of Hollywood talent...

    Music review: Vicky Ray at Piano Spheres recital at Zipper Hall

     
    Tuesday at Zipper Hall, in her annual appearance at Piano Spheres, contemporary music heroine Vicki Ray upped the freshness ante by stocking her entire program with world premieres, including a rare piece with Ray’s own name in the composer role

    Recital planned as Ojai Music Festival gears up for 2012 edition

     
    The Ojai Music Festival -- one of the country's premier venues for new music -- will feature a typically eclectic line-up for its 2012 edition, curated by pianist Leif Ove Andsnes. Prior to the summer festival, organizers will host a one-evening gala...