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Ever wonder what longhairs listen to when they let their hair down? Once upon a time, when conductors were regarded as remote intellectual titans, no one would have thought to ask. Marin Alsop, music director of the Baltimore Symphony, once described...
Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who became a prominent jazz educator at UCLA and created an unusual electronic musical instrument heard on the Beach Boys' classic 1966 hit "Good Vibrations," has died. He was 95. Tanner died...
This post has been corrected. See note below for details.Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, a prolific British composer, arranger and pianist whose film scores were nominated three times for Academy Awards, has died in New York City. He was 76. Bennett died Dec. 24 after a brief illness, his publisher Novello & Co...
This post has been corrected. See note at the bottom for details.Conrad Bain, the actor who played a white millionaire who adopted two African American boys on the NBC comedy "Diff'rent Strokes," has died. He was 89. Bain's daughter Jennifer said Bain died of natural causes in Livermore, where he had been moved to...
While portraying the white millionaire father on the hit TV sitcom "Diff'rent Strokes," Conrad Bain was often asked whether he enjoyed working alongside such scene-stealing young co-stars as Gary Coleman, who precociously played one of his two adopted...
Los Angeles Times Television Critic"Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy," which airs New Year's night on PBS (that's PBS SoCal, for local viewers) as part of its "Great Performances" series, shares again the great open secret that American culture is to a great extent Jewish culture. More...
Tags: Fanny Brice, Harold Arlen, Jerry Herman, Judaism, Jerome Kern
In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...
We’re down to the wire, ballroom fans. In Monday’s round of “Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars” two-night finale extravaganza, the three remaining all-stars danced two full routines. The first was a repeat dance, in which each...
Elliott Carter, the great American composer who was born in the horse-and-buggy era but whose music persistently looked ahead by reflecting and unabashedly celebrating the intricacies of modern life, died Monday of natural causes at his home in New York,...
Tags: John Cage, Culture, Literature, France, John Ashbery
-------------------- Reinventing Bach Paul Elie Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 498 pp., $30.00 -------------------- Halfway through reading Paul Elie's "Reinventing Bach," I suddenly got dizzy. An earthquake? All-purpose angst? Or could it be that Bach...
The Los Angeles Philharmonic will open its new season with a program that will focus on ballet and modern dance. The gala concert, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, is set for Sept. 27 at Walt Disney Concert Hall and is being organized in partnership with...
Pop & HissThe Library of Congress has named 25 new entries for its National Recording Registry, honoring historically significant sound recordings. Recordings by Donna Summer, Dolly Parton, Leonard Bernstein and others are joining the registry....
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