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  • Bil Keane dies at 89; 'Family Circus' comic strip creator

    Bil Keane, a cartoonist who chronicled the lighter moments of family life for more than 50 years through the gentle, heartfelt humor of the "Family Circus" comic strip, has died. He was 89. Keane died Tuesday of congestive heart failure at his longtime...
  • Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer

    Sam Rivers dies at 88; pioneering jazz saxophonist, composer
    Sam Rivers, a saxophonist and composer who helped define the avant-garde jazz scene in the 1960s and '70s, died of pneumonia Monday in Orlando, Fla. He was 88. Rivers, whose legacy is defined by both his pioneering spirit in the post-bop jazz scene and a...
  • Bob Hare dies at 80; owner of Hermosa Beach coffeehouse that drew Beat artists

    Bob Hare dies at 80; owner of Hermosa Beach coffeehouse that drew Beat artists
    When Bob Hare opened his Hermosa Beach coffeehouse in 1958, he called it the Insomniac because it was open until 3 a.m. He brewed his coffee in a 300-pound dry-cleaning boiler and served it to such high-profile members of the Beat Generation as Allen...
  • Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra

    Billy Strange dies at 81; guitarist, arranger for Presley, Nancy Sinatra
    Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams. "I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
  • Jazz review: Kurt Rosenwinkel at the Musicians Institute

     
    The Berlin-based guitarist returned to L.A. for a night dedicated to the classics that still sounded fresh....
  • Congressional legislation aimed at protecting circus animals

     
    Congressional legislation cracking down on the use of exotic animals in traveling circuses was introduced Wednesday....
  • Pierre Etaix's legendary comedies come to Los Angeles

     
    Films by the great but little known French comic director Pierre Etaix are being shown in Los Angeles in newly restored form. Etaix himself will be in town....
  • Influences: Ben Jaffe of Preservation Hall Jazz Band

     
    Ben Jaffe leads the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, which makes its home in a storied New Orleans venue when it isn’t touring the world. The band appears at Walt Disney Concert Hall next Tuesday for a collaboration with dance group the Trey McIntyre...
  • Mariachis struggle in Mexico despite U.N. heritage nod

     
    Mexico United Nations Mariachi music now belongs to the world's list of "Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity," as declared this week by the United Nations....
  • Ringling Bros.: Why we're good for elephants [Blowback]

     
    Activist groups who distribute misleading information about animal care at Ringling Bros. will never be satisfied with animals being presented to the public, no matter how well they are cared for by Ringling Bros....
  • Theater review: ‘Atomic Holiday Free Fall’ at the Actors’ Gang

     
    Philip Brandes reviews the Stefan Haves/Actors' Gang variety show "Atomic Holiday Free-Fall" featuring Cirque du Soleil performers....