| Jan 30, 2009
Glenn 'Jeep' Davis
Hurdler was gold medalist
Glenn "Jeep" Davis, 74, a three-time Olympic gold-medal hurdler, died Wednesday at a hospice in Barberton, Ohio, after a long illness.
Davis was gold medalist in the 400-meter hurdles at the 1956 Melbourne...
| Feb 5, 2009
Hank Crawford, the bluesy alto saxophonist who was a mainstay of Ray Charles' band in the late 1950s and early '60s, has died. He was 74.
Crawford, who also wrote arrangements for Charles and served as his musical director before forging his own career...
| Aug 7, 2008
Musicians have learned to downscale their expectations for TV exposure these days. Those lucky enough to score any might get a song spotlighted in a TV show or commercial. If they make the cut for one of the late-night talk shows, it's typically one...
| Aug 10, 2008
IF THE clothes make the leading man, Luke Wilson is angling to play the handsome high school lit teacher -- you know, the one who made you cry when he read aloud from "A Separate Peace." He rarely veers from his Kennedy-era haircut and typically shows...
| Nov 13, 2008
He didn't have to cobble together a show when he decided to turn his shoe repair shop into an art gallery.
All Greg Papazian had to do was reach into the shoe box that for 35 years held a one-of-a-kind photographic record of Los Angeles in its glittery...
| Jun 3, 2008
Primal rock and blues musician Bo Diddley, who helped cast the sonic template of rock more than 50 years ago with a signature syncopated rhythm that became universally recognized as "the Bo Diddley beat," died Monday. He was 79.
Diddley died of heart...
| Jun 8, 2008
THERE'S something about Jimi Hendrix's confident grin -- so ingenuous and inviting -- that disarms the observer and plays against stereotype, as do so many of the images in "Hendrix Revealed," a new exhibit of Hendrix photographs that opened May 29 and...
| Aug 3, 2008
In countless spa treatment rooms, therapists knead muscles and array rocks on chakras to the sound of tinkling chimes, muffled chants and meandering guitars.
The person lying under the sheets likely will emerge from the treatment calm and relaxed,...
| Jan 8, 2008
If this story turned up on daytime TV, audiences would never believe it:
The reformist president of France, on the rebound from his October divorce, is about take a new wife -- an Italian tire heiress and former supermodel who looks a lot like the ex,...
| Feb 24, 2009
R&B singer and guitarist Snooks Eaglin, a New Orleans legend who counted platinum-selling rockers among his fans, has died. He was 72.
The blind musician died Wednesday of a heart attack at Ochsner Medical Center in New Orleans after falling ill and...
| 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...