| May 9, 2008
Eddy Arnold, the most successful country hit maker of all time, who played a crucial role in transforming what had long been considered "hillbilly music" from a rural phenomenon into music with broad-based national appeal, died Thursday. He was 89, a week...
| May 20, 2008
If Eddy Arnold really is the most successful country music hit maker of all time, why haven't we heard more about him in recent years?
I've heard that question a lot in the days since the Tennessee native, who helped broaden the appeal of country music...
| Jul 3, 2008
British documentary maker Tony Palmer called his 17-hour TV series exploring the origins of American popular music “All You Need Is Love,” because John Lennon told him it would make a great title. But in the three decades since he made it, it'...
| Jul 13, 2008
From Del Mar's upper grandstand levels, you can see the glistening Pacific. During turf races, you can marvel from the infield at the grace of the Thoroughbreds racing toward you, the afternoon sunlight bringing out every sparkle in the jockeys'...
| Jan 10, 2008
Johnny Grant, who visited Hollywood in 1943 as a star-struck serviceman and returned to carve out a niche first as a radio and television personality and then as its honorary mayor and foremost booster, died Wednesday at the age of 84.
| Mar 7, 2010
Even the most ardent fan probably won't be hitting backhands at Wimbledon or racing around a NASCAR track at 187 mph. Yet when the big boys' golf tour comes out West, it tends to hit courses that any of us can play. Here are three that might help you feel...
| Oct 18, 2009
When Cheronda Guyton, a senior vice president with Wells Fargo, used a foreclosed home to host lavish parties last summer in the Malibu Colony, she broke more than a few company rules. But by caving to her craving for the beach life, the now-fired bank...
| Jul 7, 2009
Driven, cerebral and pugnacious, Robert S. McNamara was the preeminent policymaker behind the massive buildup of American forces in Vietnam between 1964 and 1968. As Defense secretary for two administrations, he wielded blizzards of facts and figures to...
| Jul 8, 2009
| 7:50 PM
Bob Mitchell, an organist who was the first such house musician at Dodger Stadium and the last surviving working accompanist from the silent-film era, has died. He was 96.
Mitchell died Saturday from congestive heart failure at Hancock Park...
| Jul 10, 2009
Charles Eastman, a playwright and screenwriter whose credits included the 1970s films "The All-American Boy" and "Little Fauss and Big Halsy," has died. He was 79.
Eastman, the brother of the late "Five Easy Pieces" screenwriter Carole Eastman, died July...
| Aug 14, 2009
Les Paul was often called rock royalty, but for the people who knew the man before his death Thursday at age 94, that term often inspired a gentle chuckle.
Born in Wisconsin in 1915, Paul was a Midwestern jazz man who went on to make high-polish 1950s...