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  • Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
    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-...
  • Hal Schaefer dies at 87; musician known for Marilyn Monroe liaison

    Hal Schaefer dies at 87; musician known for Marilyn Monroe liaison
    "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...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    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...
  • Hal David, Burt Bacharach honored in D.C. with Gershwin Prize

     
    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...
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68: Sudden, brief illness halted busy life
    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...
  • Marvin Hamlisch, 68, remembered by theater collaborators

    Marvin Hamlisch, 68, remembered by theater collaborators
    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...
  • Michael Feinstein to succeed Marvin Hamlisch at Pasadena Pops

    Michael Feinstein to succeed Marvin Hamlisch at Pasadena Pops
    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. Feinstein...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    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...
  • Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular 1950s crooner was known for his high-profile marriages

    Eddie Fisher dies at 82; popular 1950s crooner was known for his high-profile marriages
    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....
  • Segerstrom's 2012-13 season: 'War Horse,' Mariinsky, Barbara Cook

     
    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...
  • All Christmas all the time on TV

     
    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...