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That Phil Ramone was a musical force in the recording studio is undeniable, and the evidence lies in the range of his accomplishments. For example, within one three-year period in the early 1960s, Ramone mixed Lesley Gore's smash hit "It's My Party,"...
This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.Phil Ramone, the veteran record producer whose work with A-list artists including Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan and Paul Simon made him one of the most respected figures in the music industry, died Saturday at New York Presbyterian Hospital, Billboard...
Carole King has been named the 2013 recipient of the Library of Congress’ Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, the first woman to receive the distinction given to songwriters for a body of work. The former Brill Building writer co-wrote hits in the...
SERIES Sun Studio Sessions: Shannon McNally and Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are featured (8 p.m. KLCS). Need to Know: The weekly current-affairs program begins a new season (8:30 p.m. KOCE). Bering Sea Gold: The dredging-themed docu-series...
They had to bury Vicki Soto on Wednesday and took care in doing so. Soto -- her full name was Victoria Leigh Soto -- lived in Stratford, Conn., about a 40-minute drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School, where she taught first grade. She liked the...
LAS VEGAS -- Colombian rock superstar Juanes won the Album of the Year trophy for “Juanes MTV Unplugged” at the XIII Annual Latin Grammy Awards on Thursday evening in Las Vegas, and the Mexico City sibling pop duo Jesse y Joy (that’s...
One of the great left-field surprises of the 1980s pop music scene came with the arrival of Big Daddy, a whimsical band that reimagined hits of the day as they might have sounded had they been recorded in the 1950s. The conceit was that the group’s...
Tom Davis, a comedy writer who teamed with Al Franken to write memorable bits on"Saturday Night Live" beginning with the late-night show's debut in 1975, has died. He was 59. Davis died Thursday at his home in Hudson, N.Y., his wife, Mimi Raleigh, told...
Mindful that great American road trips occur in all sorts of vessels — heck, Huck rode a rickety raft — we're on a Greyhound bus heading up California's flat, slender belly. "Why?" you ask. That's a sensible question, but let us open our...
Bluegrass legend Del McCoury has been touring for more than 40 years, but the 73-year-old still likes to shake it up when he performs. "I do an all-request show where the audience shouts out what they want to hear. The band doesn't know what we are...
LA Times MagazineTom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
Pop & HissClassic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
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