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Whether a pianist, guitarist or someone who enjoys listening to great sounds, these gifts for musicians will bring a happy note to the holidays. 1. The Otamatone Musical Instrument from Maywa Denki is an easy-to-play electronic musical instrument....
A show-business chameleon, Lenny Seward has worked as a Hollywood stunt man, Las Vegas lounge singer and private acting coach. These days, he's returned to his hometown of Newport News to take what might be his toughest gig yet. He's helping to look...
Tags: Surgery, Frank Sinatra, Dan Aykroyd, Celebrities, Heart Surgery
Pizzeria Lauretano 291 Greenwood Avenue, Bethel, (203) 792-1500, www.pizzerialauretano.com Jay Nachowitz books jazz musicians in top-notch venues around the world, but when he tells his artists about an opportunity to play at a pizza parlor in Bethel,...
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The Religion WorldMel Torme, the Chicago-born, Jewish jazz singer, wrote “The Christmas Song”Â in 1946 based on some impressionistic images by lyricist Robert Wells: Chestnuts roasting…Jack Frost nipping…Yuletide carols…Folks dressed up like....
Tribune NewspapersEd McMahon, a television pioneer who warmed "The Tonight Show" couch for nearly 30 years as Johnny Carson's jovial sidekick and announcer, died early Tuesday morning in a Los Angeles hospital, surrounded by family and friends. McMahon, whose role as...
Turn It UpAfter a decade of uncertainty, Buddy Guyâs Legends finally has a new home â and itâs a lavish improvement on just about anything the venerable Chicago blues scene has ever seen. When the new space (above, with Guy) is unveiled......
In the 1980s, the era of Pac Man, hair bands and Flashdance, seemingly anything synthetic and hyper-stylized ruled pop culture. If you were around then, you couldn't escape the sounds of Hall & Oates, the superduo of blond, clean-shaven Daryl Hall and...
247-4732Gator Allmond retired from the Air Force about 12 years ago, but his local music career is still soaring. A Portsmouth native who spent nearly 20 years playing and singing with Air Force bands, Allmond has kept his group, the Spice of Life Band, busy...
Tags: Fort Monroe, Hampton Jazz Festival, Children, Defense, Education
At rehearsals this week for the 36th Annual American Music Awards at the Nokia Theatre, one of the key executives for the show gushed that Sunday night's broadcast will have 19 performances, a record number: "We called everyone on our dream list and...
Drum roll, klieg lights and appropriately melodramatic music, please. Cue announcer: "Live from Beverly Hills, it's the 43rd annual Golden Globes post-game show!" Cue host: Thanks for tuning in. As you may know, for years now the Golden Globes, presented...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLou Rawls, the Grammy Award-winning singer whose velvety baritone was one of the most recognizable voices in pop music on hits such as "Love Is a Hurtin' Thing," "Lady Love" and "You'll Never Find Another Love Like Mine," died today. He was 72. Rawls,...
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