| Aug 20, 2010
It's a tall order for any musician to one-up Bob Dylan, but John Mellencamp may have pulled it off in February when he and Dylan were invited to perform at the White House as part of a salute to music of the civil rights era.
"Bob was nervous,"...
| Nov 4, 2011
Character actor in dozens of TV, film projects
Sid Melton, 94, a character actor perhaps best known for his roles in the hit television shows "Green Acres" and "The Danny Thomas Show," died of pneumonia Wednesday at Providence St. Joseph...
| Nov 6, 2011
Bernard G. Sarnat
Beverly Hills plastic surgeon, research scientist
Dr. Bernard G. Sarnat, 99, a Beverly Hills plastic surgeon and research scientist who advanced the study of facial deformities, died of respiratory failure Oct. 21 in Los Angeles, his...
| Nov 12, 2009
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I'd be lying if I didn't admit to having a serious bout of trepidation when I headed off the other night to see "Crazy Heart," the new Fox Searchlight film that stars Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake, a hard-drinking, faded......
| Jan 28, 2009
They came to West Hollywood on Monday night not to bury one of the celebrated figures in L.A. music's storied past, but to praise him.
A few hundred family members, friends, former employees and just plain fans of Whisky A Go-Go co-founder Elmer...
| Sep 17, 2008
Bear Family Records' remarkable new release, "Let Me Be Your Sidetrack: The Influence of Jimmie Rodgers," makes a persuasive argument that Rodgers is one of the most important figures in the history of country music.
According to the liner notes for...
| Oct 3, 2008
Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
| May 6, 2008
Strolling the grounds of the Empire Polo Field on Sunday afternoon in the final hours of the three-day Stagecoach country music festival, Paul Tollett the man behind the event and its older sibling, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, stopped at...
| Jun 3, 2008
If you are a fan of Bob Dylan and the Band, you might have heard the name Ronnie Hawkins quite a bit over the years, though you probably haven't heard much of his actual music -- the Canadian-based rocker has had little sales chart presence in this...
| Jul 3, 2008
British documentary maker Tony Palmer called his 17-hour TV series exploring the origins of American popular music “All You Need Is Love,” because John Lennon told him it would make a great title. But in the three decades since he made it, it'...
| Oct 9, 2009
Shelby Singleton, a maverick country music mogul and talent scout who launched the careers of Roger Miller and Ray Stevens before resuscitating the fabled Sun Records label to give new life to recordings by 1950s Sun discoveries including Johnny Cash...