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The legend that was and is Janis Joplin has influenced countless female rockers, many of them epic talents in their own right. And few if any theater events have done full justice to this trailblazing force of nature’s vocal impact and unflagging...
Special to The Los Angeles TimesMemphis, Tenn. Knowing how obsessed Elvis fans can be, I wasn't surprised when my wife and I drove up to the Heartbreak Hotel and found, true to the song's lyrics, that it was actually "down at the end of Lonely Street" and that the desk clerk was...
Tags: Kenny Rogers, Music Theater, Howlin' Wolf, Death, Dolly Parton
By the time Crystal Bowersox made it onto "American Idol" it was the show's ninth season, and even the winners had learned not to expect much. Bowersox was one of the show's most beloved contestants — a belter in the mode of Janis Joplin, she was...
Staff WriterThe “Nunsense” musical comedy franchise is…um…resurrected with “Sister Robert Anne’s Cabaret Class,” a one-nun tour de force starring Christine Mild as the teacher with a colorful back story: a Brooklyn-born...
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firstname.lastname@example.orgThe Totem Pole Playhouse is pulling out all the stops for its 2013 season filling the stage with an expanded regular season, four musicals, Tony-award winning and nominated shows and the largest cast sizes in more than 35 years. There are a lot of firsts...
email@example.comWhen Virginia “Ginger” Shirley was diagnosed with ovarian cancer more than two years ago, she had been fighting other medical issues for more than a decade. This time, after surgery, she pulled out a pencil and paper and wrote letters to her...
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If Tom Waits and Ella Fitzgerald had a baby, it would be Golden Afternoon. The Huntington Beach band performed a set of unique and creative songs, as well as covers, to an intimate crowd at the Detroit Bar in Costa Mesa on Monday night. The band...
Before hooking up with Cadillac Sky, David Mayfield, a native of Kent, Ohio, was a bluegrass prodigy from a family of musicians (his sister is singer Jessica Lea Mayfield). His debut solo album, simply titled The David Mayfield Parade, highlights...
Liz Smith"Malice is not acceptable, hatred is," said Martha Gellhorn who was one of Ernest Hemingway's most intelligent wives. Oh, I don't know. Hatred is a terrible emotion. OK, let's give up commenting on politics and the election until after Nov. 6. Some...
Strolling accordions, a parade and a junior varsity football kuchen jamboree will be part of this weekend's Eureka-German Russian Schmeckfest in Eureka. The 23rd annual Schmeckfest runs Friday through Sunday. The weekend begins Friday with...
Tags: Buck Owens, Music, Entertainment Events, Mickey Gilley, Sports
Lucy's 51 is a classic Toluca Lake spot, one still haunted by the gently jiving spirits of high times and late nights long since past. This room on Riverside Drive has a formidable history: Its previous incarnation was venerable jazz club the Money Tree,...
firstname.lastname@example.orgHARRODSBURG — The music of World War II will come to life in Ragged Edge Community Theatre’s upcoming production of “Swingtime Canteen.” The musical revue tells the story of five girls in 1944 London, according to show director...
Tags: Theater, Book, Music, Entertainment Events, Music Theater
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