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  • Herb Alpert gives $300,000 to L.A. City College music department

    Herb Alpert gives $300,000 to L.A. City College music department
    Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College.
  • For Mike Stoller, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' has come home

     For Mike Stoller, 'Smokey Joe's Cafe' has come home
    This post has been updated. See note below for details. As a rule, composers of musicals are happy about any productions anywhere of their work. But Mike Stoller, the surviving half of the fabled songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller, is particularly...

    Pasadena Playhouse: Mike Stoller and wife gave crucial $1 million

    Pasadena Playhouse: Mike Stoller and wife gave crucial $1 million
    If the Pasadena Playhouse had decided to adopt a theme song when a dire economy and long-standing debts forced it to cease operations for most of 2010 while it tried to claw its way back to solvency, “Stand by Me,” the 1961 pop-soul classic...

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...

    Gil Bernal dies at 80; veteran tenor saxophonist

    Gil Bernal dies at 80; veteran tenor saxophonist
    Gil Bernal, a tenor saxophonist who during his long career played a variety of styles with artists such as Spike Jones, Lionel Hampton and Ry Cooder, has died. He was 80. Bernal died of congestive heart failure July 17 at Glendale Adventist Medical...