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  • Mickey Baker dies at 87; rhythm and blues, rock guitarist

    Mickey Baker dies at 87; rhythm and blues, rock guitarist
    Mickey Baker, an exceptional 1950s session guitarist who played on hundreds of recordings, helping to transform rhythm and blues into rock 'n' roll, died Tuesday at his home near Toulouse, France, according to French media reports. He was 87.
  • PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp

    PASSINGS: Michael Parrish, Bobby Sharp
    Michael Parrish Former editor of the Los Angeles Times magazine Michael Parrish, 67, who oversaw the reinvention of the Sunday magazine in the Los Angeles Times in the mid-1980s, died Friday of liver failure while under hospice care in the Los Angeles...

    Eastside record label still spinning out the music

    Eastside record label still spinning out the music
    Hector Gonzalez straps a five-string bass guitar over his belly inside a music studio on a dreary stretch of Monterey Park. He plays as a smooth, prerecorded tenor joins a funky accordion through his headphones. Trying to bite a bullet, or sometimes...

    President Obama, Mitt Romney cameo on 2012 CMT Music Awards

     
    President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taped cameos for tonight's 2012 CMT Music Awards. President Obama and Mitt Romney will appear in what is billed as "a comedic opening segment" on the CMT Awards show.

    Southern California Close-Ups: Going Hollywood

    Southern California Close-Ups: Going Hollywood
    First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012. Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo op...