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Billy Joel

Billy Joel
Billy Joel is a popular singer, pianist, songwriter and musician with Long Island roots. His lengthy discography includes the hit records Piano Man, Glass Houses, An Innocent Man and Storm Front. (Photo AP)
Billy Joel is a popular singer, pianist, songwriter and musician with Long Island roots. His lengthy discography includes the hit records Piano Man, Glass Houses, An Innocent Man and Storm Front. (Photo AP) « Show less

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  • At the Hotel Bel-Air, a pianist's elegance and ivory

    At the Hotel Bel-Air, a pianist's elegance and ivory
    The Champagne Bar at the Hotel Bel-Air is dark as a lair. Ice clinks as men and women on caramel-colored leather chairs and forest-green couches imbibe, converse and laugh. A roaring fire blasts light and warmth, which is welcome, despite the heat of a...
  • Harry Sloan is the Republicans' inside man

    Harry Sloan is the Republicans' inside man
    TO BE a Hollywood Republican, you've got to be one of two things: very stubborn or very optimistic. Harry Sloan is the latter, and that has made him not only the Republican Party's major entertainment industry cheerleader but also Sen. John McCain's go-to...
  • Yoda with coda: 'Star Wars: In Concert' brings the Force to L.A. and O.C.

     
    Whatever they paid John Williams for the music he created for "Star Wars," it wasn't enough. The sound of the great space opera is as singular and powerful as its alien visions, maybe even more so in some instances. John......
  • Album review: Bon Jovi's 'The Circle'

     
    "Who's gonna work for the working man?" wonders Jon Bon Jovi on the new album by the long-running outfit that bears his name. Well, Bon Jovi is up to the job: On "The Circle" this band of Jersey boys makes......
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance': Only going to get harder from here

     
    It's not going to get any easier from here on out, folks. If you thought Wednesday night's elimination was difficult, just know that sooner rather than later one of your favorites is most likely to be cut from "So You......
  • What doesn't kill you ... probably doesn't do much anyway

     
    Singer Billy Joel's daughter, Alexa Ray Joel, lit up the blogosphere today after reportedly swallowing eight pills of Traumeel, "distraught over the ending of a recent relationship," according to Us Magazine. Traumeel, marketed as anti-inflammatory...
  • Garth Brooks bypasses glitz and shows genius in Vegas

     
    Every showroom owner in town here has to be kicking himself or herself after Garth Brooks' return to public performance over the weekend. "You mean instead of pumping 12 gazillion dollars into a blowout production," they're surely asking today, "I......
  • U2 tops highest-grossing concert tour list for 2009

     
    The band's 360 Tour was a big hit, with Bruce Springsteen coming in second place for the year In just 20 beautiful days on the concert trail last year, U2 racked up the highest-grossing North American tour of 2009, pulling......
  • Jay-Z: The next Frank Sinatra?

     
    Here's hoping you're not yet tired of "Empire State of Mind." The Times' Geraldine Baum writes in this Sunday's Calendar that the Jay-Z and Alicia Keys hit appears to be ready to stand the test of time. The question Baum......
  • Simon Cowell's potential music business replacements

     
    Monday, the always enlightening Nikki Finke published a scandalicious account of the back room talks between "American Idol" and "The X Factor," claiming that both were courting music-industry veteran Tommy Mottola for a spot at their judges' table. Finke...
  • An all-star 'We Are the World' remake for Haiti relief

     
    Twenty-five years after the all-star recording of "We Are the World" became a signature moment in celebrity altruism and pop-music history, a new collective of stars came together Monday at the same Hollywood recording studio to record a new version......