| Jun 11, 2011
He's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...
| Jan 11, 2009
An urban peacock whose tribal look samples the preppies of Brentwood, the punks of North Hollywood, the skaters of Venice, the hippies of the canyons and the hip-hoppers of South-Central, Taz Arnold is one of the most stylish men of the moment. Maybe you'...
| Aug 24, 2008
RACHEL, Andrea, Estee and Cristina. You've seen them guest judging on "Project Runway," selling shape wear at Frederick's of Hollywood, even walking the red carpet.
They're not celebrities, they're celebrity stylists. And if there is one person...
| Sep 24, 2006
IN the opening chapter of Jerry Heller's new memoir "Ruthless," the most pilloried music executive in hip-hop history acknowledges his controversial reputation by beating his detractors to the punch. He quotes various disses aimed at him by a who's who of...
| Jul 7, 2009
| 1:07 PM
Music legends, sports figures, and civil rights leaders paid tribute to Michael Jackson today during an emotional, song-filled service at Staples Center that was part polished entertainment, part revival meeting.
Jackson was praised as a music pioneer...
| Nov 6, 2008
Jheryl Busby, a music executive who led a revival of Motown Records while president and chief executive of the company from 1988 to 1995, was found dead Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu. He was 59.
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| Oct 18, 2008
Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72.
| Jun 26, 2009
Michael Jackson was fascinated by celebrity tragedy. He had a statue of Marilyn Monroe in his home and studied the sad Hollywood exile of Charlie Chaplin. He married the daughter of Elvis Presley.
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| Jan 6, 2010
Willie Mitchell, an influential record producer, label head and musician who worked closely with singer Al Green and other stars to help mold the Memphis soul sound, died Tuesday. He was 81.
Mitchell died at Methodist University Hospital in Memphis,...
| Sep 11, 2009
| 5:10 PM
Skip Miller, a Los Angeles music industry veteran who rose from stock clerk to president of Motown Records and helped rejuvenate the black music division at RCA Records, has died. He was 62.
Miller, who also managed Lionel Richie's solo career, was being...
| Mar 18, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Cellphones chime as everyone chases the nebulous next thing. Sometime after midnight Wednesday, the Florida band Surfer Blood took the stage on the rooftop of a club on Sixth Street in Austin, bashing out high-spirited power punk in a bid......