| Jul 30, 2012
| 11:35 AM
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,...
| Aug 29, 2009
Berle Adams, a onetime big-band booking agent who co-founded Mercury Records in the 1940s and later became a senior executive at MCA before launching his own successful business as an international television program sales representative and distributor,...
| Feb 24, 2012
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...
| Oct 21, 2012
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...
| 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.
| Dec 28, 2008
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)...
| Apr 15, 2008
Broadway star Bernadette Peters will launch the 2008-09 season at the Cerritos Center for the Performing Arts on Aug. 16 with a show of songs drawn from her long stage career.
The musicals offered during the season will include "Simply Ballroom,"...
| Aug 23, 2011
| 6:31 PM
Breaking 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.
| May 24, 2011
I was so ready to dismiss this little book as the musings of a sitcom quipster with not much to add to the national discourse — when, during one of those insufferably long children's birthday parties, another dad began to rant about many of the same...
| Jun 5, 2012
| 12:39 PM
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...
| Jun 24, 2012
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...