| Apr 2, 2009
When it comes to describing Duke Ellington, it's easy to run out of superlatives. One of the defining figures of American music? Sure, with a 50-year career that includes standards such as "It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)" and "In a...
| Jan 5, 1997
Maybe the pop world is finally ready to believe what Calendar predicted nearly four years ago: that by concentrating on cutting-edge rock and rap music, upstart Interscope Records would become the envy of the music industry.
The Westwood-based company,...
| Jun 16, 1991
In March, Janet Jackson signed an unprecedented $40-million record contract. Nine days later brother Michael got a deal that guaranteed $65 million-plus. Suddenly, the recording business is looking like baseball with its escalating contracts. Will there...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 2:01 PM
Costa Mesa resident receives jazz award
Marc Harris received the 2013 Herb Alpert Young Jazz Composer Award for his big band jazz composition, "A Lizard's Blues."
The honor from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Foundation...
| May 11, 2012
| 9:55 AM
Baltimore's own Stacy Keibler was front and center Thursday night for her boyfriend George Clooney's record-breaking fundraising fete for President Obama.
She may have missed being at Clooney's side for the recent White House Correspondent's dinner....
| Sep 1, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Hal David, the lyricist behind such standards as "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World Needs Now is Love," has died at 91, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Saturday.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning...
| Jul 9, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Ronald A. Stratton, who boosted ratings and transformed radio stations he managed, died of complications from a stroke June 29 at Madonna Heritage Assisted Living in Jarrettsville. He was 72 and lived in Red Lion, Pa.
Born in Detroit, he broke into...
| Jan 18, 2012
| 3:01 PM
You might not recognize their names. But if you're a fan of "Malcolm in the Middle," "The Simple Life," "Dateline NBC," MTV's "Road Rules" and "Real World," you probably recognize their music.
After all, their work has been featured on some of the top...
| Sep 16, 2012
| 11:35 AM
Baltimore figures substantially in "Arts and the Mind," a two-hour documentary airing on PBS stations around the country.
There is a good amount of airtime for OrchKids, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's ambitious music education program launched by...
| Oct 4, 2010
| 7:12 PM
Hal Blaine may well be the most prolific drummer in rock and roll history. He's certainly played on more hit records than any drummer in the rock era, including 40 #1 singles and 150 that made the Top Ten. Eight of the records he played on won Grammys for...
| Apr 22, 2010
| 5:55 AM
It was on the verge of being closed permanently, but students and staffers say angels have come to the rescue of the Harlem School of the Arts.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg says the school will reopen on Saturday, thanks to $1 million in donations.