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  • Beryl Davis dies at 87; British-born singer became a star in America

    Beryl Davis dies at 87; British-born singer became a star in America
    Beryl Davis, a British-born singer who became a star in America performing with Frank Sinatra and Benny Goodman during the big-band era, died Friday in Los Angeles. She was 87. The cause of death was complications from Alzheimer's disease, according to...
  • Disneyland princesses moving into new Fantasy Faire village in 2013

    Disneyland princesses moving into new Fantasy Faire village in 2013
    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. Blame...
  • Book review: 'Familyhood'

    Book review: 'Familyhood'
    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...
  • Mr. Spock as well as Joshua Bell: Carpenter Performing Arts Center offers an eclectic 2010-2011 lineup

     
    The musings of Leonard Nimoy, the music of Pink Floyd, a Broadway cabaret act and Chinese "thunder drums" are among the eclectic offerings of the 2010-2011 season announced by the Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. The center will......
  • L.A. Moment

     
    Dec. 25, 1944: Glenn Miller’s plane disappears. I was coming back from lunch at Koo-Koo-Roo on Grand Avenue this afternoon and while waiting for the light, I heard Glenn Miller’s “American Patrol” floating out a window of one of the apartments...
  • 'Strange Things Happen' by Stewart Copeland

    'Strange Things Happen' by Stewart Copeland
    The rock singer Sting may be a man of furtive cool, mystical tantric talents and exotic, globe-spanning tastes, but it was his affable drummer who could always boast the more intriguing back story. Sting, né Gordon Sumner, was the son of an English...
  • Berle Adams dies at 92; co-founder of Mercury Records and an MCA executive

    Berle Adams dies at 92; co-founder of Mercury Records and an MCA executive
    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,...
  • Rubin 'Zeke' Zarchy dies at 93; big band trumpeter

    Rubin 'Zeke' Zarchy dies at 93; big band trumpeter
    Rubin "Zeke" Zarchy, a trumpeter for a number of leading big bands who was best known for his association with Glenn Miller's orchestra in the 1940s, has died. He was 93. Zarchy died Saturday of complications from pneumonia at Kaiser Permanente...
  • Jack Lawrence dies at 96; songwriter did lyrics for 'Tenderly' and 'Beyond the Sea'

    Jack Lawrence, a songwriter who wrote the lyrics for hits such as "All or Nothing at All," "Tenderly" and "Beyond the Sea," has died. He was 96. Lawrence, who fractured his pelvic bone in a fall in his Redding, Conn., home Friday, died of complications...
  • Pop music and jazz figures

    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)...
  • Bernadette Peters kicks off Cerritos Center 2008-09 season

    Bernadette Peters kicks off Cerritos Center 2008-09 season
    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,"...