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It's word association time. Say the first word that springs to mind: "holiday ----." Did you think "season"? "Sale"? "Hangover"? How about "music?" This year, there are plenty of new holiday albums to pick from. Cee Lo Green, English pop-rocker Tracey...
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...
Photographer Jim McCrary was on the verge of shooting one of his most famous images when he stopped to ask singer Carole King if the cat sleeping across the room could be part of the tableau. He remembered the results of a Kodak survey that found...
Pop & HissBanjo player Doug Dillard, who died on Thursday, was known for his work with the Dillards, but fans of Los Angeles country rock know him for his collaboration with Gene Clark, "The Fantastic Expedition of Dillard & Clark." Times pop music critic Randall...
The Obama administration has enlisted a handful of prominent screen actors -- including Sarah Jessica Parker, Kerry Washington, Forest Whitaker and Alfre Woodard -- to help promote Turnaround Arts, an initiative launched this week to incorporate arts...
Pop & HissThe veteran songwriting team of Burt Bacharach and Hal David has been chosen to receive the Library of Congress' fourth Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, which will be presented at an all-star tribute ceremony in the spring in Washington. The creators of...
Pop & HissThe attendance statistics read 35,249, but Sunday's crowd at Dodger Stadium felt even smaller. It's been that sort of year for the congregation at Chavez Ravine, part of the flop that's occured since their owner decided to turn the team......
Pop & HissBuddy Holly got a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame last week, but still has no Grammy Awards. Holly and other pioneering rock and rollers have long been overlooked by Grammy voters....
Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco...
Multi-Grammy winner Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, sits on a bluff with ocean views. The two-...
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Special to the Los Angeles TimesSupporters of the ASCAP Foundation paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim at an intimate Nov. 7 gathering at the Beverly Hills home of Marilyn and Alan Bergman, the Academy Award-winning lyricists for such classic songs as "The Way We Were" and "The Windmills...
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