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  • 'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood

    'Sweet Thunder' by Wil Haygood
    When I was a young boxing writer, I once was invited to watch historic fight films with a small group that included Sugar Ray Robinson, by then long retired from the ring. Suffice to say, I was -- by several orders of magnitude -- the most ignorant...
  • Shaping L.A.

    Think "fitness club" and the first image that comes to mind is some warehouse-sized complex with blaring music and boatloads of shiny equipment. But the Los Angeles area is also peppered with neighborhood gyms and studios offering a different experience...
  • Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats

    Jim Marshall dies at 74; iconic photographer shot music greats
    Jim Marshall, celebrated in music circles for his iconic, attitude-laced images of Jimi Hendrix, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, the Rolling Stones and other '60s rock luminaries as well as equally revered portraits of Johnny Cash, Miles Davis, John Coltrane and...
  • Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s

    Soupy Sales dies at 83; slapstick comic had hit TV show in 1960s
    Soupy Sales, a comic with a gift for slapstick who attained cult-like popularity in the 1960s with a pie-throwing routine that became his signature, has died. He was 83. Sales had numerous ailments and died Thursday at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx, said...
  • Hal Gaba dies at 63; chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group

    Hal Gaba, a veteran entertainment industry executive who was chairman and co-owner of Concord Music Group, one of the world's largest independent record companies, has died. He was 63. Gaba, who also was co-chairman of Village Roadshow Entertainment...
  • Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70

    Freddie Hubbard, jazz trumpeter, dies at 70
    Freddie Hubbard, widely regarded as the most gifted jazz trumpeter of the post-bebop '60s and '70s, died Monday at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Los Angeles. He was 70. The cause of death was attributed to complications from a heart attack he suffered Nov....
  • George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz

    George Russell dies at 86; composer influenced the evolution of jazz
    George Russell, a composer, educator and theorist who had a powerful effect on the jazz forms and methods that have evolved from the 1950s to the present, has died. He was 86. A MacArthur Foundation Award winner, a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz...
  • PASSINGS: Mike Zwerin, Mike Cuellar

    PASSINGS: Mike Zwerin, Mike Cuellar
    Mike Zwerin Trombonist, jazz critic Mike Zwerin, 79, a trombonist who got his break jamming with Miles Davis and later became the Paris-based jazz critic for the International Herald Tribune, died Friday in a Paris hospital after a long illness, his...
  • Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer

    Chris Connor dies at 81; big-band and solo jazz singer
    Chris Connor, a smoky-voiced jazz vocalist who gained renown for her recording of "All About Ronnie" and other singles with the Stan Kenton Orchestra before going solo in 1953 and having success with songs such as "Trust in Me" and "About the Blues,"...
  • Dennis Stock dies at 81; friend and photographer of James Dean

    Dennis Stock dies at 81; friend and photographer of James Dean
    Dennis Stock, a photographer best known for his iconic Life magazine photo of film legend James Dean walking through a rainy Times Square in a dark overcoat, has died. He was 81. Stock, who was diagnosed with colon and liver cancer a few weeks ago and...
  • Ed Thigpen dies at 79; jazz drummer

    Ed Thigpen dies at 79; jazz drummer
    Jazz drummer Ed Thigpen, who often was described as "Mr. Taste" for his sensitive accompaniment of instrumentalists and singers such as Ella Fitzgerald, Oscar Peterson, Bud Powell and Billy Taylor, died Wednesday at Hvidovre Hospital in Copenhagen. He was...