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  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Clarence Clemons dies at 69; saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band

    Clarence Clemons dies at 69; saxophonist for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band
    Saxophonist Clarence Clemons, an indispensable part of Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band both for his full-throttle tenor sax work and his larger-than-life onstage persona as "the Big Man," died Saturday. He was 69. Clemons, who put his stamp on such...
  • Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter

    Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter
    British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
  • Music review: Soweto Gospel Choir at Disney Hall

     
    Soweto Gospel Choir was as much to look at as to listen to Wednesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where the lively South African ensemble played the final date of an extensive North American tour. Clothed in brightly patterned......
  • Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier

    Meghan Daum: Breaking comedy's raunch barrier
    The results are in: "Bridesmaids," the much-hyped girl-raunch comedy touted as the long-awaited antidote to Judd Apatow's "bromance" phenomenon, opened way bigger than expected at the box office, thereby proving that women can be just as funny —...
  • Whitney Houston's will: Bobbi Kristina is the heiress

     
    Whitney Houston will: Whitney Houston wills her estate to Bobbi Kristina Brown. Bobbi Kristina Brown will be the sole beneficiary of Whitney Houston's estate, according to a will that surfaced Wednesday....
  • AFTRA board scales up its fight against music labels

     
    The national board of the American Federation of Television and Radio Artists voted to give their representatives authority to issue a do-not-work-order -- a step short of a strike -- against music labels or producers if they were unable to reach an...
  • 'The Voice' recap: The battle rounds, part 2

     
    "The Voice": A recap of 'The Voice' battle rounds, part 2....
  • Aretha Franklin: Enough talk on why she missed Whitney's funeral!

     
    Aretha Franklin wishes various media outlets would shut up already about her missing Whitney Houston's funeral. Aretha Franklin did miss the Whitney Houston funeral but said she had no falling out with Cissy Houston beforehand....
  • Friday's Talk Shows

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of Dec. 4 - 10 in PDF format TV listings for the week of Dec. 4 - 10 in PDF format are also available at latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv Weekly TV Listings and more......
  • Monster Mash: Taylor Swift eyes 'Les Miz'; Aretha Franklin, opera

     
    Taylor Swift and Amanda Seyfried have been offered roles in the film version of the stage musical "Les Miserables." Aretha Franklin is hosting a competition to find the next great opera singer....