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Brand XHave you seen the multitude of YouTube clips of dogs absolutely freaking out whenever they hear the theme music to TV's "Law & Order"? Apparently this is a rather common doggie reaction to the familiar and iconic song, judging by the sheer number of them....
Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
Tags: Paul Simon, Celebrity Parents, Isaac Hayes, BBC, Aretha Franklin
Jimmy Carl Black, the original drummer in Frank Zappa's Mothers of Invention, a band that helped define the sub-genre of art rock, died of cancer Saturday. He was 70. He died in Siegsdorf, Germany, according to Roddie Gilliard, who performed with Black...
Special to the Chicago TribuneThe newly anointed Cultural Capitals of Europe for 2009 are Linz, Austria, and Vilnius, Lithuania, both a bit off the continent's prime tourist paths. Separated by the Czech Republic and Poland, these central and northern European cities are near...
Special to The TimesOne couldn't help but detect a hint of irony in the California EAR Unit's name for the latest concert in its residency at REDCAT on Wednesday night -- "Premieres!" This is a group, after all, for which premieres -- and the pursuit of things...
Tags: The Beach Boys, Death
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJOHN ADAMS is the voice of America. His instrumental music, and particularly that for the orchestra, conveys the American experience broadly. He is generous in his interests, which include the maverick Yankee-isms of Charles Ives, the populist strains...
Special to The TimesThere's nothing like a little harp music to soothe jangled nerves. Popular at weddings, funerals and not a few brises, the age-old instrument, with its sensual curves and ethereal-sounding glissandi, not only has an aristocratic air but also seems an...
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...
It's been two decades since David Henry Hwang's Tony-winning "M. Butterfly" first hit Broadway. Hwang based his drama on the true-life case in which a French diplomat passed state secrets to his Chinese lover, actually a man in drag, a fact that escaped...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBritish 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'...
Special to The TimesAs the guitarist for hard-edged pop-rock band Incubus, Mike Einziger has headlined arenas and festivals around the world. But standing in a rehearsal room at Los Angeles Valley College in front of an assembly of trained musicians gearing up to perform his...
It was not the kind of thing that happened to him very often -- at least not back then. Three decades ago, David Benoit was a Los Angeles jazz pianist in his 20s, with two albums on a small label. He played birthdays, bar mitzvahs and small nightclubs as...
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