| Feb 24, 2008
"I've always wanted to do a song about L.A., and now I have one."
Celine Dion, calling during a recent tour stop in South Africa, said her romance with Southern California began almost two decades ago when she came to Malibu to work with producer David...
| Apr 30, 2009
Ernie Barnes, a former professional football player who became a successful figurative painter, known for depictions of athletes and ordinary people whose muscled, elongated forms express physical and spiritual struggles, died Monday at Cedars-Sinai...
| Dec 12, 2008
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| Sep 7, 2008
LOOKING classic-casual in a summer blazer, gray fedora and matching silk scarf, Ne-Yo leaned over his laptop in a West Hollywood recording studio one mid- August afternoon, playing selections from "Year of the Gentleman," his third solo album, out Sept....
| Sep 14, 2008
The essence of Lourdes
I have been to Lourdes, France, twice -- once as a pilgrim in 2001 and last year as a tourist. Susan Spano wrote such a fine article, which caught the essence of Lourdes ["Slice of Heaven," Sept. 7] that I felt as though I were...
| Sep 21, 2008
Try making tracks to Gila
Thank you for the wonderful article about the unbound nature found in the Southwest's Gila Wilderness ["Sheer Frontier," Sept. 14]. I was again disappointed that you informed your readers only of airline options as the best...
| Sep 17, 2008
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A sampling of Norman Whitfield's body of work as a producer and songwriter:
"I Heard It Through the Grapevine," Marvin Gaye
"Ain't Too Proud to Beg," The Temptations
"Papa Was a Rolling Stone," The Temptations
"(I Know) I'm Losing You," The...
| Oct 19, 2008
GLIDING across the stage, crooning "come closer" over a driving beat, he manhandles the microphone stand like a modern-day James Brown. Only without the polyester jumpsuit.
Ne-Yo, the R&B triple-threat singer, performer and songwriter, is rocking a steel...
| Oct 18, 2008
Levi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72.
| Jun 21, 2008
As music business headlines go, the one that arrived this week was a golden oldie, a half-forgotten tune from happier days: A new album soared to the top of the charts, selling more than 1 million copies in a single week. It was the first time in 39...
| Sep 24, 2006
IN the opening chapter of Jerry Heller's new memoir "Ruthless," the most pilloried music executive in hip-hop history acknowledges his controversial reputation by beating his detractors to the punch. He quotes various disses aimed at him by a who's who of...