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The Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach has announced its 2013-14 season, which will include a typically eclectic offering of dance, music, cabaret and more. The center is located on the campus of Cal State Long Beach. The season will feature...
Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who became a prominent jazz educator at UCLA and created an unusual electronic musical instrument heard on the Beach Boys' classic 1966 hit "Good Vibrations," has died. He was 95. Tanner died...
They were the swinging, sassy voice of the homefront for U.S. service personnel overseas during World War II, singing catchy hit tunes such as "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy" and "Rum and Coca Cola" that delighted Americans and catapulted the Andrews Sisters to...
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Time slips by so fast. One day you're in high school, the next squinting at faces, searching for traces of the long-ago teenagers you once knew. So few left now in the Dorsey High class of 1942, gathered for a 70th reunion lunch at the Marina del...
Tony Martin, one of the last of the big-name singer-actors from the golden age of Hollywood musicals, has died. He was 98. Martin, who toured for years with his wife, dancer-actress Cyd Charisse, died of natural causes Friday at his home in Los Angeles,...
Tags: Radio, Alice Faye, Dining and Drinking, Music, Perry Como
Big-band leader and trumpeter Ray Anthony has put his home in the Hollywood Hills West area on the market at $5.2 million. Custom-built for Anthony in 1975, the 3,881-square-foot house contains a den, an office, a gym, two fireplaces, two bedrooms and...
Tags: Jimmy Dorsey, Frank Sinatra
Actor-comedian Jim Carrey has listed his place in gated Malibu Colony at $13.95 million. The two-story contemporary beach house features an open plan living room, family room, dining room and kitchen that lead to an ocean-facing deck. There are...
Pop & HissSinger Herb Reed, the last original member of the '50s L.A. R&B group the Platters died Monday in Boston. Herb Reed continued touring with the Platters until 2011....
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBreaking a wicked stepmother's curse, Disneyland's fairytale princesses will be whisked away from their crowded one-room temporary home in 2013 and magically transported to a spacious new storybook village more befitting of their royal lineage. Blame...
Guitarist Billy Strange once took the kind of phone call that thousands of musicians receive only in their best and wildest dreams. "I was staying at a hotel in Nashville in 1965 when my telephone rang and this unmistakable voice said, 'Billy, this is...
Pop & HissEtta James appreciation: Simple lyrics took on deeper meaning when sung by Etta James. Her unmatched song styling helped bring West Coast R&B to prominence....
Emmy Award-winning actor Harry Morgan, who played the crusty yet sympathetic Col. Sherman T. Potter in the sitcom "MASH" and the hard-nosed LAPD Officer Bill Gannon in the television drama "Dragnet," died Wednesday. He was 96. Morgan died at his home...
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