| Sep 2, 2012
Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...
| Dec 16, 2012
"The Real Reason for Marilyn Monroe's Divorce from Joe DiMaggio" read the headline on a 1955 Confidential magazine article that exposed a bumbling ambush involving the famous ballplayer and Frank Sinatra. The unlikely duo allegedly had tried to catch...
| Aug 8, 2012
When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student.
But Hamlisch quickly...
| May 9, 2012
| 4:36 PM
Hal David and Burt Bacharach were honored Tuesday night in Washington D.C. with the Library of Congress' 2012 Gershwin Prize for Popular Song. Dionne Warwick, Stevie Wonder, Sheryl Crow, Diana Krall and others saluted the music of Hal David and Burt...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 8:45 AM
Marvin Hamlisch, the stage and film composer who created the memorable songs for "A Chorus Line," has died at 68. The composer died on Monday in Los Angeles after collapsing from a brief illness, his family said in a statement.
One of the most...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:41 PM
Marvin Hamlisch, who died Monday in Los Angeles at 68, was one of the most honored composers in the theater world, and one of the hardest working.
From his songs for "A Chorus Line," which opened in 1975 and ran on Broadway for close to 15 years, to...
| Aug 17, 2012
| 12:00 PM
Michael Feinstein -- the renowned singer and pianist who specializes in music from the Great American Songbook -- has been named the new lead conductor of the Pasadena Pops. He will succeed Marvin Hamlisch, who died unexpectedly on Aug. 6.
| Feb 8, 2011
Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58.
The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
| Sep 25, 2010
As Eddie Fisher once put it, by the time he was 33, "I had been married to America's sweetheart and America's femme fatale, and both marriages had ended in scandal.
"I'd been one of the most popular singers in America and had given up my career for love....
| Mar 2, 2012
| 4:33 AM
The Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa announces its lineup for its 2012-13 season, with highlights including the Mariinsky Ballet, Broadway legend Barbara Cook and touring productions of "War Horse," "Billy Elliot, the Musical" and "Anything...
| Dec 13, 2011
| 9:37 PM
Holiday movies, specials and very special holiday episodes of your favorite series fill the TV screens between now and Christmas Day. Here are many of the highlights. “Glee” 8 p.m., Tuesday, Fox. Extraordinary Merry Christmas: The glee club...