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Vocal Music (genre)

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  • Kimbra brings 'Vows' to the Fonda Theatre

    Kimbra brings 'Vows' to the Fonda Theatre
    An experienced presence in her native New Zealand, Kimbra bent American ears -- and quite a few of them -- earlier this year as the female voice on Gotye's Hot 100-topping "Somebody That I Used to Know." But that acoustic quirk-pop hit only hints at a bit...
  • PASSINGS: Joe Lee Wilson, Helen Beverley, Martin Weinberger, Jolene Combs

    Joe Lee Wilson, 75, a jazz vocalist who performed with saxophonists Sonny Rollins and Archie Shepp and trumpeters Miles Davis and Freddie Hubbard and hosted a thriving loft club in New York City in the 1970s, died July 17 at his home in Brighton, England,...
  • Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer

    Tom Garvin dies at 67; versatile jazz pianist, composer
    Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67. The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....
  • Solomon Burke dies; singer's voice was as big as his soul

    Solomon Burke dies; singer's voice was as big as his soul
    Solomon Burke, a pioneering singer-songwriter of so-called sweet soul music whose powerful ballads in the 1960s were a major influence on a generation of rock, R&B and pop vocalists, has died. He was in his early 70s. Burke died early Sunday morning of...
  • Georgia Carroll Kyser dies at 91; model, actress sang with husband's big band

    Georgia Carroll Kyser dies at 91; model, actress sang with husband's big band
    Georgia Carroll Kyser, a fashion model in the 1930s and '40s who became an actress and a singer with her husband Kay Kyser's big band, died Friday in Chapel Hill, N.C. She was 91. The cause was not revealed. Born Nov. 18, 1919, in Blooming Grove, Texas,...
  • Album review: Bruce Springsteen's 'Wrecking Ball'

     
    Bruce Springsteen's anthemic new album, "Wrecking Ball," is released on Tuesday. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews the Boss's first studio album in three years....
  • Swift, Lambert big winners at Academy of Country Music Awards

     
    The 47th Academy of Country Music Awards became a mini-reality show of its own on Sunday in Las Vegas: There was a bona fide onstage wedding, the surreal meeting of cartoonish hard rock band KISS and country trio Lady Antebellum, and Toby Keith singing...
  • SXSW 2012: Best Coast debuts new songs; Rustic offers Chinese punk

     
    On the final night of South by Southwest, Times pop music critic Randall Roberts checks out Best Coast, Mikal Cronin, Soft Metals and Rustic....
  • Live: Portishead at the Shrine Expo Center

     
    Portishead focuses on space, echo and depth in a show Tuesday night at the Shrine Expo Center: Times pop music critic Randall Roberts reviews the return of the U.K. band....
  • Live: Mastodon at the Wiltern

     
    Matt Diehl reviews the Atlanta metal band Mastodon's gig at the Wiltern on Tuesday, Nov. 2....
  • Pop music review: Cyndi Lauper just wants to have fun

     
    Pop music review: Cyndi Lauper at Club Nokia...