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Today’s Google Doodle celebrates the first lady of song, Ella Fitzgerald, on what would have been her 96th birthday. The stylized doodle puts her in the spotlight on stage leading a quartet. Fitzgerald became the preeminent female jazz singer of...
The new 2013-14 season of Dance at the Music Center will feature works by choreographers Matthew Bourne, Ethan Stiefel and Alexei Ratmansky. The season, which the Music Center announced this week, will also include return appearances by Ballet Preljocaj...
Pop & HissBarack Obama channel's Al Green's 'Let's Stay Together.' Mitt Romney leans on K'naan's 'Wavin' Flag.' If there's a politician, there's a song ready to blare. Like less charismatic hip-hop artists, politicians routinely repurpose other people's songs....
"Let's Stay Together" is turning into something of a new anthem for the Democratic Party. Last week, President Obama sang a bit of the Al Green tune during a fundraiser at the landmark Apollo Theater in Harlem, a moment that became an instant sensation....
Pop & HissPresident Obama let loose a line from Al Green's "Let's Stay Together" during a fundraiser at the Apollo Theater in New York City. Obama sang while the legend himself, the Rev. Al Green, was in the crowd....
Opinion L.A.Fundraising on Thursday in New York, President Obama decided his audience of 1,400 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem needed to hear just a little bit more than the usual campaign rhetoric. So he broke into the first line of......
Pop & HissIt was like the Apollo Theatre of Figueroa Street on Friday when the rehearsal stage for the 54th Annual Grammy Awards was given over to a wall of flickering ligh tbulbs and a giant marquee that read: "Live on Stage Bruno Mars."...
Pop & HissPresident Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
Jacket CopyA documentary about writer/editor George Plimpton, founder of the Paris Review and first-generation immersive journalist, is raising funds on Kickstarter....
Clarice Taylor, an actress best known for portraying the self-possessed Grandmother Huxtable on the hit television sitcom "The Cosby Show," died Monday. She was 93. Taylor died of congestive heart failure at her home in Englewood., N.J., said Ulysses...
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. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Michael Jackson...
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Pop & Hiss"It's a small town story, and probably a typical American story," said Ian Dunlop, telling the writer Holly George-Warren how he came to play bass in the International Submarine Band with the late Gram Parsons in the mid-1960s. Dunlop was......
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