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  • Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work

    Review: Barry Manilow's 'Harmony' musical can sing but needs work
    A show about the late Weimar era vocal troupe the Comedian Harmonists bearing the title "Harmony" had better have memorable singing, and on that score this musical by Barry Manilow and his writing partner Bruce Sussman doesn't disappoint. In solos,...
  • PASSINGS: Wendy Hughes, William Hauck, S. Lee Pogostin, Fred Kaz

    PASSINGS: Wendy Hughes, William Hauck, S. Lee Pogostin, Fred Kaz
    Wendy Hughes Australian actress dies at 61 Wendy Hughes, 61, an Australian actress best known to American audiences for her performance in the 1979 film "My Brilliant Career," died of cancer Saturday in Sydney, her family said. Hughes began her rise...
  • SXSW 2014: Diddy and Blondie talk disruption and disco

    SXSW 2014: Diddy and Blondie talk disruption and disco
    AUSTIN, Texas --  "There's been this cultural shift, an explosion of hipster culture," said Blondie's Chris Stein at his band's Wednesday afternoon panel at the South by Southwest music festival here. "When we got here it was like 'World War Z,' every...
  • Looking into the healing effects of music

    Looking into the healing effects of music
    Onstage at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, an older couple assumes a ballroom dance position. A tango begins, and the man, wearing a porkpie hat and suit, leads. The woman, wearing a floral dress, follows gracefully. Judging...
  • SXSW 2014: Experts fret over future, Kelela lets music play on

    SXSW 2014: Experts fret over future, Kelela lets music play on
    AUSTIN, Texas -- A great many of the panel discussions at this year's South by Southwest conference offer variations on a question that goes right to the heart of our digital age: How are musicians supposed to get paid when music is so readily had for...
  • Are bro-mantic songs taking over country music?

    Are bro-mantic songs taking over country music?
    Female country singers are complaining that their music is being pushed off the airwaves by a new crew of young, male, “bro-country” musicians singing interchangeable songs about dirt roads, pickup trucks, girls in tiny cutoff jeans and beer,...
  • Spring arts 2014: Jazz

     Spring arts 2014: Jazz
    The spring reliably brings a fresh crop of music, and a new live release from saxophone colossus Sonny Rollins (May 6) and from the ongoing "Miles Davis Bootleg Series" drawn from his epic run of Fillmore dates in 1970 (March 25) are just a few albums...
  • Janis Joplin lives on as musical transfers off-Broadway

    Janis Joplin lives on as musical transfers off-Broadway
    Janis Joplin — the musical, that is — lives on, thanks to Live Nation. After a tour that took it to Southern California and other venues, and a run on Broadway that closed in February, "A Night With Janis Joplin" will transfer off-Broadway...
  • Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic

    Neil Young introduces high-quality music system PonoMusic
    Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...
  • Review: New West Symphony infuses a hopeful spirit in Verdi's Requiem

     Review: New West Symphony infuses a hopeful spirit in Verdi's Requiem
    Following directly on the heels of the potent performance of Verdi's Requiem by San Diego Opera on Thursday, the New West Symphony tackled this great work for chorus, orchestra and four vocal soloists. A requiem mass that is an opera in all but setting,...
  • Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh

     Review: L.A. Chamber Orchestra in the 'Clouds' with Jennifer Koh
    Five years ago in early spring, Esa-Pekka Salonen devoted his last Green Umbrella concert as music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic to new works from emerging composers. One was a 29-year-old British composer who had joined the blossoming Brooklyn...