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  • Universal Language

     
    Tom Schnabel and Jordan Peimer riff on world music, audience pleasers...and what doesn't sell in L.A....
  • Latin Grammy Awards 2012: Juanes, Jesse y Joy win big

    Latin Grammy Awards 2012: Juanes, Jesse y Joy win big
    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...
  • Big Daddy on Kickstarter for retro Broadway-Hollywood comeback

    Big Daddy on Kickstarter for retro Broadway-Hollywood comeback
    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...
  • Greyhound Express: new spin on an old-fashioned ride

    Greyhound Express: new spin on an old-fashioned ride
    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...
  • Phil Ramone, record producer to stars, dead at 79

    Phil Ramone, record producer to stars, dead at 79
    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...
  • PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon

    PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon
    Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...
  • PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent

    PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent
    Donald L. Taffner Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S. Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...
  • Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats

    Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats
    Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter

    Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter
    Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s. One of many gifted session musicians in the group,...
  • Charles H. Percy dies at 91; moderate former GOP senator

    Charles H. Percy dies at 91; moderate former GOP senator
    Former Sen. Charles H. Percy, a former Foreign Relations Committee chairman whose moderate Republican views put him at odds with party conservatives, died Saturday in Washington, D.C. He was 91. Percy's daughter, Sharon Rockefeller, announced in 2009...