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  • An all-star 'We Are the World' remake for Haiti relief

     
    Twenty-five years after the all-star recording of "We Are the World" became a signature moment in celebrity altruism and pop-music history, a new collective of stars came together Monday at the same Hollywood recording studio to record a new version......
  • Grammy Countdown: Beyonce, Taylor and the bout for album of the year [UPDATED]

     
    The category: Album of the year The field at a glance: Combined, the five contenders have sold well over 13 million albums, according to Nielsen SoundScan. This is not the year of the underdog. Taylor Swift's "Fearless," released in 2008,......
  • PASSINGS: Bobby Charles

    PASSINGS:  Bobby Charles
    Bobby Charles Louisiana singer and songwriter Bobby Charles, 71, the singer-songwriter who penned such hits as Fats Domino's “Walking to New Orleans,”“See You Later Alligator” by Bill Haley and His Comets and “But I Do&...
  • The Year in Cute: 2009's 20 most adorable animals

     
    Regular readers of L.A. Unleashed may be familiar with our addiction to adorableness and, in a related note, with our regular feature, Your Morning Adorable. (Naysayers and grumps may scoff, but we ask you: What better way is there to......
  • Pasadena Playhouse's new play program lands some big names

     
    The Pasadena Playhouse said today that it has lined up some big theater-world names for its new play program, including Theresa Rebeck (pictured), Lee Blessing and Pulitzer Prize winner Nilo Cruz. Hothouse at the Pasadena Playhouse, which began in 2005,.....
  • Grammy countdown: How the awards can stay relevant

     
    At the age of 52, the Grammy Awards are set in their ways. As the Oscars and the Emmys made dramatic changes to their galas, upping the number of nominees of major categories, the Grammys waved goodbye to polka. Changes......
  • At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie

    At 84, Art Laboe's an oldie but still a goodie
    The disc jockey smiles when he hears Juanita Santos' raspy voice. "Art," she says from her small town near Fresno, "I want you to tell my husband, Juanito, 'You're my Chicano king. I'm your booty- licious. I can't live without you. I'll never let you go....
  • Live review: Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum benefit at Club Nokia

     
    Emmylou Harris, Dwight Yoakam and other singer-songwriters nimbly display music's varied forms in a casual fundraiser for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. Great as he was, the late singer-songwriter Townes Van Zandt was wrong when he said......
  • Fab Four Face-Off: What's your favorite song from 'Abbey Road'?

     
    With the official release of the remastered Beatles catalog now nearly ancient history, Pop & Hiss persists in asking the musical question: What would go on your Beatles mix tape? Continuing my couchbound meditations about what's best on each of......
  • PASSINGS: Willy Ronis, Dorothy Wellman, Guy Graham Babylon

    Willy Ronis French postwar photographer Willy Ronis, 99, the last of France's postwar greats of photography who captured the essence of Paris in black-and-white scenes of everyday life, died Sept. 12 at a Paris hospital, said Stephane Ledoux,...
  • Your morning adorable: Frostie the cockatoo shakes his tail feathers

     
    We were shocked and amazed when we first saw Frostie, a 20-year-old little corella cockatoo (also known as a bare-eyed cockatoo), shaking every feather he's got to Ray Charles' "Shake a Tailfeather." Frostie, we've learned, has brought his formidable...