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John Levy, an accomplished bassist who became the first African American personal manager in the jazz field, has died. He was 99. Levy, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master, died in his sleep Friday at his Altadena home, said his wife, writer...
Tags: Billie Holiday, Joe Williams, Entertainment, Music, Obituaries
Culture MonsterIn an interview with Der Spiegel, the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his retirement and whether there was a 'bonus' to being disabled....
Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
Tags: Billie Holiday, Artists, Diabetes, Count Basie, Ray Charles
Los Angeles TimesThe Art of Cruelty A Reckoning Maggie Nelson W.W. Norton: 304 pp., $24.95 From a movie billboard in her Los Angeles neighborhood to the Italian Futurists, Maggie Nelson swings her lively gaze across a century's worth of art and culture in "The Art...
Culture Monster'Jerry Springer' production in Orange County draws Catholic protest...
Culture MonsterSalvatore Licitra’s singing career began just over a decade ago in Parma, Italy, and ended Monday in a Sicilian hospital when he died at 43 following a Vespa accident last week. His brief career contained highs and lows more dramatic than his tragic...
Culture Monster“Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
Pop & HissAs part of Culture Collide, the real reason to get there early is the proper L.A. debut of a five-piece from Sydney called Wim....
Culture MonsterMark Swed considers whether Fabio Luisi, given his spotty record, would be the right man to succeed James Levine as music of the Metropolitan Opera....
Culture MonsterUSA Artists' online do-it-yourself fundraising initiative for artists has passed the $1 million mark after nine month. The L.A.-based organization says 125 projects have been funded....
Culture MonsterPianist Yuja Wang, whose last L.A. performance touched off a spirited debate about classical concert attire after she to the stage of the Hollywood Bowl this summer in a thigh-grazing, body-hugging orange dress, has a schedule that brings her back to town...
L.A. NOWAuthorities were still looking for answers Friday after a 10-ton tree toppled onto a car at a stoplight the day before, killing the driver. Public safety officials, along with seismic and horticultural experts, were investigating the incident but so far.....
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