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  • And this year's 'American Idol' winner is ...

     
    It was a night of laughs, tears, jaw-dropping performances and surprise appearances, and even if Season 9 didn't quite get your juices flowing, the 2010 finale pulled out plenty of stops. They didn't all make sense -- Alice Cooper, while entertaining...
  • Found on EBay: Psychedelic Neckties

     
    Yes, people really did wear ties like this – with bell bottom pants. If you’re lucky, you’re too young to remember it. What’s the best use of these ties? A quilt? Halloween? ‘60s night at the Cicada Club? Sending poor old Grandpa into a...
  • 'Greasy Love Songs': Zappa Family Trust digs into vaults to release 'Ruben & the Jets' rarities

     
    To get a sense of what a strange non sequitur Frank Zappa's "Cruising with Ruben & the Jets" probably was when it was released in 1968, take a look at what was on the charts that year. Competing with Zappa's......
  • Next week's 'Idol': Music from the movies; mentor Jamie Foxx, the sequel

     
    It was just over a year ago that Jamie Foxx took his first turn as an "American Idol" mentor. He was tasked with shepherding Season 8's Final 5 -- Kris Allen, Adam Lambert, Danny Gokey, Allison Iraheta and Matt Giraud -- through Rat Pack week last year,...
  • J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton liven downtown L.A.

    J.W. Marriott and Ritz-Carlton liven downtown L.A.
    Maybe the recession is really and truly over now. After all, a thousand and one hotel rooms have just bloomed in downtown Los Angeles amid the Kings and conventioneers. I'm talking about the once-desolate territory just north of interstate 10 and east of...
  • Steven Tyler's rockin' fashion style

    Steven Tyler's rockin' fashion style
    When it comes to style on "American Idol," this season, all the action has been at the judges' desk. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Steven Tyler: In the May 15 Image section, an article about Steven Tyler's fashion sense said the rocker wears...
  • The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat

    The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat
    I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
  • Shakespeare in the sun

    Shakespeare in the sun
    GOOD OL' Will Shakespeare never got to see his plays performed under the gorgeous Southern California sun. If he were to, he might be taken aback by the number of outdoor festivals held in his honor. This summer, nearly 20 companies from Santa Barbara...
  • Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats

    Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats
    Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his iconic, attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and...
  • The millstone of boomer milestones

    Anyone who believes that the cultural imperialism of baby boomers is limited to the generations that came after them need only see a recent documentary called "Young at Heart." Almost unanimously loved by critics (most of them baby boomers), the film...
  • PASSINGS

    PASSINGS
    Leroy Cooper Musician in Charles band Leroy Cooper, 80, who played baritone saxophone for Ray Charles from the 1950s through the 1970s and at times served as bandleader for the R&B pianist, died of heart failure Jan. 15 at his home in Orlando, Fla., the...