| 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...
| Nov 11, 2008
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
| Mar 29, 2009
Archie Green liked to tell people he had two educations -- one on San Francisco's waterfront, the other in the university. But the former shipwright and carpenter didn't just trade his blue collar for a white one. He merged the two identities and...
| Dec 3, 2008
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...
| Jun 16, 2009
Producer worked with famous singers
Barry Beckett, 66, a keyboard player and record producer who had important roles in recordings by Bob Dylan, Percy Sledge, Hank Williams Jr. and Kenny Chesney, died June 10 at his home in Henderson,...
| Oct 4, 2009
Mercedes Sosa, an Argentine singer who emerged as an electrifying voice of conscience throughout Latin America for songs that championed social justice in the face of government repression, died Sunday at a medical clinic in Buenos Aires. She was 74 and...
| Oct 30, 2009
John Harris Burt, a retired bishop who advanced a tradition of social activism at Pasadena’s All Saints Episcopal Church with his bold support of the civil rights movement when he was rector in the 1960s, died Oct. 20 at his home on Lake Superior...
| Jan 20, 2010
Nina Lamb may be partially responsible for some of the greatest rock music ever recorded. Her contribution? Cheese-and-spinach phyllo rolls.
"The Doors would go into their studio to rehearse or record," Lamb says, "and they'd get hungry and they'd call...
| Oct 14, 2009
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Click here to download TV listings for the week of Oct. 11 - 17 in PDF format This week's TV Movies JEALOUSY: Rachel (Lea Michele, left) and Finn (Cory Monteith) chat in class, upsetting Quinn (Dianna Agron) on 'Glee,' at......
| Feb 9, 2010
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Among the myriad other disruptions that massive snowstorms are causing on the East Coast, a Black History Month concert at the White House delineating the role music played in the civil-rights movement has been hastily bumped up a day, to......
| Mar 29, 2008
You know a nation is in trouble when the worst epithet its citizens can hurl at each other is the title of a folk song: "Kumbaya," an African American spiritual whose name (and chorus) translates from the Gullah dialect as "come by here."
It has had...