| Sep 24, 2010
Grace Bradley Boyd, an actress who came to Hollywood as a Paramount contract player in the early 1930s but abandoned her career after marrying the love of her life, William "Hopalong Cassidy" Boyd, has died. She was 97.
Boyd, the keeper of the "Hoppy"...
| Jul 16, 2010
Sir Charles Mackerras
Sir Charles Mackerras, 84, a renowned conductor acknowledged as the leading exponent of Leos Janacek's operas, died of cancer Wednesday in London, according to the management firm Askonas Holt.
| Jun 15, 2010
When the Country Music Assn. announced in February that Jimmy Dean would be inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame later this year, Dean joked, "I thought I was already in there."
"Seriously, it brought a huge grin to my face," he said in a news...
| Jul 16, 2010
Cuban singer Olga Guillot, who was hailed as "the queen of the bolero" and became the first Latin artist to perform at New York's Carnegie Hall, has died. She was 87.
She died Monday at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Fla. A family spokeswoman...
| May 24, 2011
Documentary filmmaker Bruce Ricker didn't start out making films.
A native New Yorker who earned a law degree from Brooklyn Law School, he arrived in Kansas City in 1970 as a teaching assistant at the University of Missouri and soon began practicing law....
| Jun 16, 2011
Bob Banner, an Emmy Award-winning television producer and director whose credits included "The Garry Moore Show," "Candid Camera" and "Solid Gold" and who gave a career boost to a young Carol Burnett years before becoming executive producer of her popular...
| Dec 11, 2010
Yellow shoes are the only giveaway. Without them, Steve Martin's just another New Yorker in a somber gray coat, braced against the coming winter, out Christmas shopping for his wife; just another writer with a new book he will see in the window of...
| Apr 6, 2012
| 4:32 PM
Philip Glass’ big, new Ninth Symphony is late Glass at his most momentous, a significant symphony. Chalk up another one for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which was a co-commissioner of the Ninth and which gave the West Coast premiere at Walt...
| Mar 23, 2012
| 4:35 PM
In Rotation: David Byrne and Caetano Veloso's "Live at Carnagie Hall." Los Angeles Times pop music critic Randall Roberts offers a tip as part of a series in Sunday Calendar about what Times writers and contributors are listening to right now....
| Mar 25, 2012
| 4:37 PM
The pop group the Magnetic Fields, which features the songwriting of Stephin Merritt, performed at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Friday night. Times pop critic Randall Roberts was there to review....
| Apr 10, 2012
| 4:33 PM
In an interview with Der Spiegel, the German baritone Thomas Quasthoff discusses his retirement and whether there was a 'bonus' to being disabled....