| Apr 4, 2010
"Look at me, do I look like an alter kocker?" Jerry Weintraub asks. Verily, he does not. At the moment, he looks like a guy ready to swing a golf club at a visitor for asking him if he feels like -- to offer a rough translation from the Yiddish -- an...
| Apr 13, 2011
Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....
| Feb 12, 2011
Who gets nominated for a Grammy? Musicians, sure. But who exactly, on paper, are they?
Take Frank Sinatra. Yes, he was a singer of incredible power, and garnered deserved nods for the beauty of his tone and his mellifluous phrasing. But artistry aside,...
| Jul 10, 2011
"Nothing Daunted: The Unexpected Education of Two Society Girls in the West" by Dorothy Wickenden, Scribner: 320 pp., $26
Dorothy Wickenden's grandmother, Dorothy Woodruff, was 29 when she set out for a remote Colorado outpost in 1916 to teach the...
| Dec 8, 2011
Dobie Gray, a smooth balladeer and soul singer who scored his biggest hit in the early 1970s with "Drift Away," has died. He was 71.
Gray, who had cancer, died Tuesday at his Nashville home, said Charlie Andrews, his attorney.
Before he adopted the name...
| Nov 30, 2008
First of Three Parts
The summer after her first year of law school, Pamela Dowden dug a red calico sundress out of her closet and left her apartment in Sacramento. It was a hot, shadeless morning. She drove her orange Datsun pickup out of town as...
| Jan 2, 2008
As the Los Angeles Times editorial board wraps up its series on American Values in the 2008 presidential campaign, we've asked readers for their own endorsements and ideas on the campaign. The readers' response, ranging from calls for experience and...
| Sep 12, 2009
Larry Gelbart, the award-winning comedy writer best known for developing the landmark TV series "MASH," co-writing the book for the hit Broadway musical "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum" and co-writing the classic movie comedy "Tootsie,"...
| Sep 17, 2009
Mary Travers, the clarion-voiced female third of the quintessential folk trio Peter, Paul and Mary whose harmony-laden recordings of politically minded songs by Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger ushered them to the top of the sales charts in the 1960s, died...
| Jul 12, 2009
Some pianists launch their career by challenging the work of the composers they play -- making a piece their own with a radical re-interpretation. The young Glenn Gould took J.S. Bach at an unheard-of speed, while Vladimir Horowitz found an unplumbed...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 4:25 AM
Welcome to Lehigh Valley Music's Ticket Box, listing new shows on sale. This week, new shows by The Black Crowes at The Electric Factory, Green Day at Liacouras Center in Philadelphia and Title Fight at Muhlenberg College are among 15......