| Nov 23, 2008
When Charles Beckman sold his first pair of work boots for $1.75 in the sleepy town of Red Wing, Minn., in 1905, he probably never imagined that in 2008, those leather lace-ups would be selling for $235 at hipster havens Urban Outfitters and Opening...
| Nov 28, 2008
William Gibson, 94, a Tony Award-winning playwright best known for "The Miracle Worker," the inspirational story of Helen Keller and her teacher Anne Sullivan, died Tuesday at his home in Stockbridge, Mass. The family did not disclose the cause of death....
| Dec 13, 2008
Van Johnson, who soared to stardom during World War II as MGM's boy-next-door in films such as "A Guy Named Joe" and "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo" and became one of the era's top box-office draws, died Friday. He was 92.
Johnson, who was most frequently...
| Jan 8, 2009
It was like Christmas, Easter and the Fourth of July rolled into one drum kit. As soon as Thomas Pridgen saw those glorious, gleaming drums, he knew they were meant for him.
Preternaturally self-confident at only 9 years old, Pridgen entered the Guitar...
| Feb 10, 2009
Playwright Robert Anderson, author of such Broadway hits as "Tea and Sympathy" and "You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running," died Monday. He was 91.
His stepdaughter, Mary-Kelly Busch, said Anderson, who had Alzheimer's disease, died of...
| Feb 12, 2009
Eric Monti, the former longtime golf pro at Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles who won three PGA tournaments in the 1950s and early '60s, died Feb. 1 of prostate cancer at his home in Laguna Woods, according to his son-in-law, Tony Benach. He was 91....
| Sep 29, 2008
Joey Burns is a very busy man. The co-leader of Southwestern rock alchemists Calexico has been writing the soundtrack for an upcoming Taylor Hackford film, recording an in-studio set for a Tucson radio station and preparing to support the band's latest...
| May 8, 2008
"Underground hip-hop" is dead. Not to say that below-the-radar artists no longer exist but rather that the conventional definition of "underground" is more nebulous than ever before.
Take Atmosphere, one of the sub-genre's standard-bearers, a group whose...
| May 22, 2008
TO MILLIONS, James Stewart was Everyman. To Kelly Stewart, he was just Dad.
"Dad was a very private person," she says, adding that her father never brought his work home with him. But she got her first inkling of his tremendous popularity at age 6,...
| Sep 24, 2009
Frank Liberman, a veteran Hollywood publicist who represented stars such as Bob Hope, Phyllis Diller and Robert Goulet during his more than 50 years in the business, has died. He was 92.
Liberman, who had Parkinson's disease, died of pneumonia Sunday...
| Oct 10, 2009
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Where: House of Blues Anaheim, 1530 S. Disneyland Drive, Anaheim
When: Today, 8 p.m.
Contact: (714) 778-2583
Where: Henry Fonda Theater, 6126 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles
When: Sunday, 8 p.m.