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  • The Spotlight: 'The Look of Love' in 'Fascinating Rhythms' at Rubicon Theatre Company

     
    Composer Burt Bacharach wrote “The Look of Love” while watching the Swiss bombshell Ursula Andress in an early cut of the 1967 James Bond satire “Casino Royale.” Diana Krall’s silky rendition of the song inspires a mesmerizing bolero by Anya...
  • Scene & Heard: L.A. Philharmonic opening gala is a night to remember

     
    “Celebración,” the Los Angeles Philharmonic's opening-night gala, attracted 800 guests Thursday to what appeared to be a high-tech supper club on tented-over Grand Avenue, with images projected on giant spheres overhead. Judging from the crowd...

    PASSINGS: Fontella Bass

    PASSINGS: Fontella Bass
    Fontella Bass, 72, a St. Louis-born soul singer who hit the top of the R&B charts with "Rescue Me" in 1965, died Wednesday at a St. Louis hospice of complications from a heart attack suffered three weeks ago, said her daughter, Neuka Mitchell. Bass had...

    Marvin Hamlisch, musical multi-tasker, is remembered in a documentary

    Marvin Hamlisch, musical multi-tasker, is remembered in a documentary
    Marvin Hamlisch was a 6-year-old prodigy when he was accepted into the Juilliard School of Music. He went on to train intensively with the goal of becoming the next great classical pianist. But Hamlisch ultimately decided to play a different tune, a...

    Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Philharmonic 'Celebración' gala

    Scene & Heard: Los Angeles Philharmonic 'Celebración' gala
    The Oct. 7 "Celebración," the Los Angeles Philharmonic opening night gala, attracted 800 guests to what looked like a high-tech supper club on Grand Avenue. Judging from the crowd packing the dance floor, guests could have danced all night — when...