| Apr 20, 2010
| 4:33 PM
April 20, 1980: Linda Ronstadt tells Robert Hilburn, âA lot of musicians mistakenly think you're supposed to know everything about your craft at age 18 just because a couple of geniuses, like Bob Dylan and Mick Jagger, seem to have it all together at...
| Jan 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
It couldnât have been more than 10 minutes -- perhaps as little as five -- after I put in a request Tuesday with Linda Ronstadtâs manager to ask if she wanted to comment on the passing a day earlier of......
| Nov 5, 2009
| 9:32 PM
I was a rock critic in a past life, so every year around this time, I still get a ballot allowing me to vote for my favorite nominees in the annual election at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.......
| Apr 25, 2012
Members of the International Submarine Band chose a name for their new group that practically ensured it would never rise above cult status, and sure enough, that band disappeared with barely a trace after making a handful of recordings in the mid-1960s....
| Mar 23, 2008
Tom T. Hall approached songwriting like a hitchhiker in no particular hurry to catch a ride. "I'd go out by the highway and watch the truckers and I'd just go in that direction," the Kentucky native said. "I'd end up in all of these small hangouts with...
| Mar 31, 2009
Arts advocates led by musicians Josh Groban,
Wynton Marsalis and Linda Ronstadt are fanning out on Capitol Hill
to press Congress for more public funding for the arts.
In testimony before a House subcommittee, Ronstadt says she's
| Jan 20, 2009
| 7:36 PM
Clint Ballard Jr., a pop songwriter who crafted the No. 1 hits "You're No Good" for Linda Ronstadt in 1975 and "Game of Love" a decade earlier, has died. He was 77.
Ballard, whose health deteriorated after he had a stroke in 2006, died Dec. 23 at his...
| Aug 14, 2008
| 9:42 AM
It's not easy for the child of any celebrity to come out of their parent's shadow. But Simone -- the daughter of the legendary Nina Simone -- makes it look effortless.
A talented singer in her own right who performed on Broadway in "Rent" and "Aida," the...
| Aug 18, 2008
" Ugly Betty" and its star, America Ferrera, took top honors Sunday at the 2008 ALMA Awards, which recognize achievements by Hispanic artists.
The ABC comedy series won awards for directing and best performance by a Latino-led ensemble cast. Ferrera, 24,...
| May 5, 2008
ONE OF those golden moments you hope for at gargantuan music gatherings like the weekend Stagecoach Festival in Indio came Saturday night, when the Judds, Naomi and daughter Wynonna, resuscitated their monstrously successful '80s act in what was billed as...
| Jun 24, 2008
The Watson Twins Fire Songs (Vanguard)
* * * (three stars)
Languor is a risky quality for musicians to cultivate: The Path of Slow has led countless down-tempo electronica acts into the dead-end of dinner music. But when slow works, it can be...