| Jan 20, 2012
| 4:06 PM
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73.
She died at...
| Aug 23, 2011
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...
| Nov 10, 2010
Singer-actress appeared in L.A.'s 'Les Miserables'
Michelle Nicastro, 50, an actress and singer who was in the original Los Angeles production of "Les Miserables," died Thursday at her home in Toluca Lake after a long battle with...
| Feb 8, 2011
| 12:31 PM
Lady Antebellum's desperate late-night call for companionship, "Need You Now," was named record and song of the year among five awards the country trio collected during the 53rd Grammy Awards ceremony Sunday from Staples Center in Los Angeles.
| Feb 14, 2011
Pop provocateurs Lady Gaga and Eminem may have brought more compelling career stories to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, but on a shocking night the big trophies went home Sunday with Southern trio Lady Antebellum and Montreal indie-rock band Arcade Fire....
| Feb 14, 2011
Uprisings have been in the news of late, and here was another one. This year's Grammy Awards ceremony, telecast from Staples Center Sunday night, was a generational takeover and an airing of the widening gap between the traditional corporate music...
| Dec 10, 2010
James Moody, a jazz saxophonist and flutist whose improvised solo on a recording of the song "I'm in the Mood for Love" became a jazz classic, died Thursday in San Diego, where he had lived in recent years. He was 85 and had pancreatic cancer.
| Jul 10, 2011
Nobody does hip like the bicyclists of San Francisco's Mission District.
Weaving in and out of traffic with their Timbuk2 messenger bags slung over one shoulder, they make even a bike helmet look cool. Until recently, emulating them took a big dose of...
| Jul 19, 2011
| 3:58 PM
Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade.
He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
| Nov 6, 2011
| 8:55 PM
The Obama administration is considering a move that could delay a decision on the controversial Keystone XL pipeline by requiring sponsors to reduce the project's environmental risks before it can be approved, according to people with knowledge of the...
| Sep 11, 2011
By his own admission, Tony Bennett doesn't get nervous often. But he was anxious that day, more than 50 years ago, when he was filling in for Perry Como as host on the crooner's variety television show.
"Como had a big orchestra and great stars," Bennett...