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The Big PictureNow that he's a successful documentary filmmaker, whose latest film, "Winning Time: Reggie Miller vs. the New York Knicks," makes its TV debut this Sunday on ESPN, Dan Klores can admit the horrible truth. For years, he was one of......
Pop & HissâHereâs another one from my KROQ listening on the way from the airport,â Brad Mehldau said with a smirk from the stage Tuesday night at Largo at the Coronet. âGood tune, though,â he added before launching into an almost obscenely......
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSen. Barack Obama strode into a hotel ballroom filled with expectation one recent Tuesday and declared that his quest for the Oval Office, which "began as a whisper in Springfield, has swelled to a chorus of millions calling for change." That's the...
Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
Times Staff WriterIf you come to Barcelona for its nightlife, jet lag will be your friend. At midnight when bands are tuning up, a traveler on L.A. time will be wide awake. And in the hours before dawn, when clubs crackle with pulsing electronica or inventive flamenco...
Times Pop Music CriticDaryl Hall and John Oates, the Hugo Boss-clad kingpins of Reagan-era pop, seemed destined for the casino-circuit dotage most pop stars eventually face -- their new music largely ignored, their fan base fading to nothingness. But then, around 2005,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE STAR-MAKING machine in Nashville does a lot of things well, but nurturing musicians who work outside the box isn't one of them. In the 1950s, Buddy Holly was rebuffed when he first recorded there, and Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings spent most of...
Special to The TimesFor a long time, James McMurtry was skeptical of the whole notion that songs could be described as literary. He figured it was just a label that journalists stuck on him because his father was the novelist Larry McMurtry, author of "Lonesome Dove" and...
Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68. Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
For some weird reason, Saturday traffic in Los Angeles is as bad, and often worse, than it is during the work week -- and on this particular night, the freeways were loaded up even more than usual. It was bad enough to delay the start of Musica Angelica'...
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For a university with a legion of Nobel Prize winners and an impressive list of alumni who sit on various corporate boards and the like, University of California, Berkeley has been down on its luck lately. The campus that nurtured my academic curiosity...
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