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  • Ray Ellis dies at 85; arranger worked with Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, scores of others

    Ray Ellis dies at 85; arranger worked with Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, scores of others
    Ray Ellis, the versatile pop music arranger who wrote the charts for hits by the Four Lads, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Johnny Mathis, has died. He was 85. Ellis, a longtime resident of Ojai, died Oct. 27 of liver cancer at an assisted-...
  • LA Names Nic Harcourt Editor at Large, Music & Culture

    LOS ANGELES, December 10, 2008 - LA, Los Angeles Times Magazine today announced the selection of Nic Harcourt as Editor at Large, Music & Culture. Beginning February 8, 2009, in LA's January/February double Oscar issue, Harcourt will contribute a...
  • Review: 'Dark Streets'

    Review: 'Dark Streets'
    Set in a dystopian metropolis bathed in shades of amber and blue, Rachel Samuels' retro-noir "Dark Streets" feels like a labor of love, the kind that blinds as well as inspires. The movie, drawn from Wallace King's adaptation of Glenn Stewart's play,...
  • Nat King Cole is reinterpreted on 'Re: Generations'

    Nat King Cole is reinterpreted on 'Re: Generations'
    It was 50 years ago that Nat King Cole went to Brazil and was greeted with staggering street-side ovations. "There was so much affection, it's hard to describe what it was like," said Carole Cole, one of the late singer's daughters. "It was almost like...
  • Jack Lawrence dies at 96; songwriter did lyrics for 'Tenderly' and 'Beyond the Sea'

    Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96. Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications...
  • Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'

    Paris' Quai Branly Museum celebrates 'Jazz Century'
    Bump Picasso. Forget Rococo. The Quai Branly Museum, a steel-and-glass palace on the Seine River, has news for the culture world: "Three Little Bops" is art. The Looney Tunes cartoon from 1957 retells the Three Little Pigs as a jazz fable with music by...
  • 'The Song Is You' by Arthur Phillips

    The Song Is You A Novel Arthur Phillips Random House: 250 pp., $25 The circle of young expatriates that Arthur Phillips assembled in Budapest in his debut novel, "Prague," (you had to be there) are no doubt thickening at the waist now and may only...
  • Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs

    Nelson Algren's legacy ebbs
    The Steppenwolf Theatre feels like a womb. It's warm, dark, soporific, full of voices barely loud enough to be distinguished, a setting beyond time. Outside, the streets of Old Town are laced with spring afternoon snowflakes; on the South Side, at U.S....
  • Frankie Manning dies at 94; helped popularize the Lindy Hop

    Frankie Manning dies at 94; helped popularize the Lindy Hop
    Frankie "Musclehead" Manning, a Harlem dancer and Tony Award-winning choreographer widely celebrated as one of the pioneers of the Lindy Hop, a breathlessly acrobatic swing dance style of the 1930s and '40s, died April 27 at New York City's Lenox Hill...
  • Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer

    Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer
    Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who gained renown for her recording of "All About Ronnie" and other singles with the Stan Kenton Orchestra before going solo in 1953 and having success with songs such as "Trust in Me" and "About the Blues,"...
  • 'Arias With a Twist': REDCAT homecoming for the outrageous Joey Arias

     
    Now Arias is preparing to make a Los Angele homecoming--he was raised here and was a founding member of The Groundlings comedy troupe--with an extended run at REDCAT of his new show, 'Arias With a Twist.' The 'twist' in question is famed puppeteer Basil...