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  • Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights

    Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights
    Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
  • Delaney Bramlett; songwriter who wrote 'Let It Rain'

    Delaney Bramlett, 69, a singer, songwriter and producer who penned classic rock songs such as "Let It Rain" and worked with musicians George Harrison and Eric Clapton, died Saturday at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles as a result of...
  • Robert Ginty dies at 60; action-film star also directed for TV, led Irish theater center

    Robert Ginty dies at 60; action-film star also directed for TV, led Irish theater center
    Robert Ginty, a versatile actor who starred in the 1980 film "The Exterminator" and built a varied career as a producer, director and actor in film, television and the stage, has died. He was 60. Ginty died Monday at his home in Los Angeles, said Michael...
  • James Gurley dies at 69; guitarist with Big Brother & the Holding Company

    James Gurley dies at 69; guitarist with Big Brother  &   the Holding Company
    James Gurley, a virtuoso guitarist with Big Brother & the Holding Company, the psychedelic rock band that launched Janis Joplin to stardom, died Sunday, two days before his 70th birthday. Gurley was pronounced dead at a Palm Springs hospital after...
  • Songs forever ruined by 'Idol'

     
    We've had Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" stuck in our heads for a good 12 hours now, and not in a good way because this over-enunciated, overacted version is performed by a male (Hollywood auditioner -- and acrobat -- Jared Liewer) as if it was part of the...
  • Milan Fashion Week: Emilio Pucci targets Hollywood's haute hippies

     
    First it was Balmain, and now it is Emilio Pucci that is generating heat in fashion circles as the new-old It brand. In just three seasons as artistic director for Emilio Pucci, Peter Dundas has succeeded in forging a sexy,......
  • Ann Powers: Underconfident, the Idols overreach

     
    Hubris. Whomever remains to sing and, eventually, go on the summer tour after Wednesday's elimination round on "American Idol" should spend some time pondering that very old but suddenly relevant term. Though this season's remaining bunch is hardly...
  • American 'Idle': Dullsville behind the scenes

     
    I won't kid you. Last night's "Idol" was dull. The judges looked bored, the contestants chose (mostly) boring, played-out songs, and the 7-year-old girl to my right couldn't even sit still for more than a minute as she desperately tried to claw her way...
  • Guest blogger Nick Mitchell breaks down the Top 10

     
    Season 8 Top 24 contender Nick Mitchell cracked us up last week. So much so that we thought he simply must be a guest blogger at some point this season, and the more contestants he can riff on, the better! Fortunately for us, Nick has a week off from...
  • Thursday's TV Highlights: 'Bones' hits the 100-episode mark

     
    Click here to download TV listings for the week of April 4 - April 10 in PDF format This week's TV Movies 100 'BONES': The forensics drama starring David Boreanaz and Emily Deschanel marks a milestone with a special flashback......
  • Reporter's Notebook: Offstage at the Academy of Country Music Awards

     
    Miranda Lambert scored twice at Sunday night's Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, winning album of the year for "Revolution" and being named top female vocalist. If she seemed especially flabbergasted by the vocalist win, it wasn't an......