| Feb 9, 2014
Fifty years ago Sunday, the Beatles first appeared on "The Ed Sullivan Show." You'll almost surely see clips of them on the news this weekend, or on tribute shows, japing with the press, smiling those cheerful smiles, singing "All My Loving" — and...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 7:30 AM
Question: When we were in Britain a couple of years ago, we got a great spiral-bound map book, about 12 by 14 inches, that was large scale. It was easy to find back roads. We will be in Italy for our 25th wedding anniversary, and I cannot find a large-...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 11:00 AM
NEW YORK — Since you're probably wondering, let's just get this out of the way: Jessie Mueller, the actress playing the title role in "Beautiful: The Carole King Musical" on Broadway, has met the famed singer-songwriter but only once, during a...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Elaine Redfield arrived in Fullerton in 1950, it was a culture shock. Mainly because, in her view, there wasn't much culture at all in Orange County.
"When I came here, the county was a great wasteland, really, culturally and intellectually," she...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
NEW YORK — On a drizzly afternoon last month, the pianist Emanuel Ax crossed 57th Street and repeated a short journey he has made many times, walking between Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall, two pillars of this city's musical life. He had just...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 8:00 AM
"Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall"
Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Classical music buffs certainly have heard Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, but we suspect they’ve never heard them sing. Next June, the 2014 Ojai Music Festival will give them the chance.
The three great composers are among the characters in a new...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 6:47 AM
Inside Studio Della Morte, the Los Angeles compound where Danny Elfman spends much of his professional life, antique dolls, skulls and leering puppets coexist with deranged fairy tale paintings by Mark Ryden and mesmerizing Diane Arbus photographs. The...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Clarence 'Ace' Parker
Oldest living Football
Hall of Fame member
Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101, a star of New York City football in the 1940s who was the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, the Canton, Ohio-based Hall of...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley," in which the former directs a film about the latter, premieres Monday on HBO. It is an homage and a celebration, with something of a high-class homemade feel.
The first black female comic to make it in the...
| Nov 24, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Can a serious, lengthy, topical piece of contemporary music make an impact beyond the classical music scene and possibly change the world a little bit in doing so? That's what happened with Benjamin Britten's unorthodox "War Requiem," which scored an...