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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIt was good news for poetry that Barack Obama had award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander read her "Praise Song for the Day" at his inauguration last month. It was maybe not as good news for Alexander, who had to follow Obama's speech -- a challenging time...
Tags: Poetry, Barack Obama, Death, Disc Jockeys, Radio Industry
Today's question: Are predictions of the L.A. Times' death exaggerated, given that the paper still makes a lot of money, draws millions of readers and has a major impact on the region? Click here to read the entire week's exchange between Cooper and Frey....
Special To The TimesMarc glanced at his wristwatch and beamed. "Do you realize we've been in Las Vegas 11 hours and I haven't dropped anything into a slot machine yet?" We were here earlier this month to indulge but not to overdo. And that meant cutting back in certain...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMaybe the pop world is finally ready to believe what Calendar predicted nearly four years ago: that by concentrating on cutting-edge rock and rap music, upstart Interscope Records would become the envy of the music industry. The Westwood-based company,...
The Hartford CourantFor Brett D. Hellerman, CEO of Wood Creek Capital Management LLC in New Haven, buying one of the most prominent independent record companies is a coup for several reasons, not least a partnership with a revered Hollywood legend. Wood Creek's purchase...
Suffolk Riverfront Jazz is back with a show intended to soothe even the most frazzled nerves. The concert happening Saturday, March 2, at the Suffolk Center for Cultural Arts will feature sax man Euge Groove and guitarist Peter White. Tickets are $55....
Tags: Music, Elton John, Music Industry, Entertainment, Peter White
If you need a moment to chill amid all the holiday pressure, I've got some music to help -- "O Little Town of Bethlehem," in a soft-jazzy arrangement by the top-notch US Army Field Band with Sergeant First Class Brian Sacawa as soprano sax soloist...
Tags: Music, Entertainment
Practice. That's the core of Kenny G's mantra as a musician. No matter the myriad possibilities a day in his life might bring, at least three hours are dedicated to practicing the saxophone. "I keep at it every day," he said. "I work hard, practice...
Tags: Music, Deborah Gibson, Michael Bolton, Entertainment, Culture
The last thing they want is to become a generic surf band after growing up in conservative Fountain Valley. To gain some traction and grow a fan base, they decided to move a city over. It's taken them four years to find their sound, and with the...
Tags: Electronics, Kelly Slater, Music, Entertainment, Music Industry
Liz Smith"When I met you in the restaurant you could tell I was no debutante!" That's Debbie Harry singing "Dreaming," one of her first big hits with the band Blondie. Now here's an interesting rumor. Disney/Touchstone Films is supposed to be quite interested...
Rhythms of Christmas Rhythms of Christmas 1 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Somerset Area Senior High School, Somerset. Laurel Arts Dancers and Somerset County Community Band. 814-443-2433. laurelarts.org. Santa and Mrs. Claus The Humane Society of...
Isaac Young Quartet Opening for Marco Benevento, Dec. 13, 9 p.m., $12-$15, Arch Street Tavern, 85 Arch St., Hartford, (860) 246-7610, manicproductions.org. The jazz world is roomy, with many corners to explore. There's the academic scene, always...
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