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Company TownThe 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...
Ministry of GossipJerry Lee Lewis has married for the seventh time, at age 76. Rock 'n' roll pioneer Jerry Lee Lewis married Judith Brown, his second cousin's ex wife....
The idea was simple — but groundbreaking: Create a live showcase for black music, modeled on "American Bandstand." Don Cornelius pulled $400 from his own pocket to launch the dance show on a local Chicago TV station in 1970. As host and executive...
Ministry of GossipWhitney Houston's funeral reportedly cost the singer's hometown $187,000 in police overtime, and some residents of Newark, N.J., are not pleased....
Pop & HissSoweto 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......
Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, erratic behavior and a tumultuous marriage to singer Bobby Brown, has died. She was 48. Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the...
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...
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...
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...
Howard Tate, 72, a soul singer who got a second chance at a career three decades after being derailed by disputes with industry executives, personal tragedy and drug addiction, died Dec. 2 in Burlington, N.J., said a spokesman for the Burlington County...
Special to the Los Angeles TimesNobody 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...
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