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Associated PressR&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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIF 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...
When celebrity photographer Barbra Porter picks up her camera, such stars as Billy Bob Thornton, Garth Brooks and Eric Clapton know she'll make them look good. But in her other career, Porter also makes the stars sound good -- by performing as a violinist...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIf 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,...
Tags: Mick Jagger, Paris (France), Elections, France, Newspapers
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHERE'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...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterPrimal 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...
Don Randall, the dynamic sales and marketing force behind legendary electric guitar designer Leo Fender's phenomenal success during his company's first two decades, has died. He was 91. Randall, one of the founders of what is now the Scottsdale, Ariz.-...
Tags: Marketing, Defense, Buddy Holly, Jimi Hendrix, Entertainment
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...
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...
Times Staff WriterThis is a tale of two gardens. One is mine; the other is Ed Frazee's. The only thing they have in common is dirt. Every year about this time I look at my garden, with its scruffy winter grass and droopy year-old impatiens, and flee down the coast to...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterWho's the hottest property in the record business? That's not an easy question, but with conglomerates betting zillions of dollars on it, Calendar set out to conduct some independent research. The first thing we did was to declare everyone--from Michael...
RedEye"Where do babies come from?" is a complicated question, terrifying and inevitable for parents. They must simplify for the sake of their children's psyches, but that answer obscures the many layers of such a question, for there is much to consider in the...
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