| Jan 22, 2010
Gerald McCabe, a furniture designer whose passion for woodworking and love of music led to the creation of the Santa Monica folk music institution McCabe’s Guitar Shop, died Sunday in Eugene, Ore., two days after suffering a heart attack. He was 82....
| Oct 27, 2010
Fernando Ruelas, who with his brothers founded Duke's So. Cal, considered the world's oldest continuing lowrider car club, and expanded its reach beyond Southern California during his years as president, has died. He was 60.
Ruelas died of cancer...
| Dec 18, 2010
Don Van Vliet, a maverick musician who emerged from the Southern California desert with the name Captain Beefheart and a singular and influential form of avant-garde rock in the 1960s, died Friday. He was 69.
Van Vliet, who retreated to a reclusive...
| Jul 9, 2011
Award-winning Cuban guitarist
Manuel Galban, 80, a Grammy-winning Cuban guitarist who rose to international fame as a member of the Buena Vista Social Club, died Thursday of a heart attack in Havana.
Born in 1931 in Gibara, in the eastern...
| Dec 4, 2011
Alfred A. Knopf, $24.95
A crisis of faith prompts a man to begin a journey of self-discovery from Africa to Asia.
The Angel Esmeralda
The first collection of short stories from a...
| Jul 27, 2011
Gil Bernal, a tenor saxophonist who during his long career played a variety of styles with artists such as Spike Jones, Lionel Hampton and Ry Cooder, has died. He was 80.
Bernal died of congestive heart failure July 17 at Glendale Adventist Medical...
| Jul 31, 2011
Words & Ideas
Compiled by Grace Krilanovich.
Ben Loory and Grace Krilanovich: The authors of "Stories for Nighttime and Some for the Day" and "The Orange Eats Creeps" will read and sign their respective books. Mystery & Imagination Bookshop, 238...
| Oct 1, 2009
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Rhino's latest Nuggets set offers a comprehensive look at the mid-'60s music scene. Yes, the marquee names are here -- many performing rarities -- but so too are the long-forgotten acts. The mid-'60s was a remarkably dynamic time in pop......
| Dec 12, 2008
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| Feb 11, 2009
Orlando "Cachaito" Lopez, considered the "heartbeat" of Cuba's legendary Buena Vista Social Club for his internationally acclaimed bass playing, died Monday of complications from prostate surgery, fellow musicians said. He was 76.
Lopez, a founding...
| Sep 14, 2008
JOHN HIATT has recorded a string of critically lauded albums dating to the mid 1970s, but his profile rose markedly in 1987 with "Bring the Family," an intimate collection of songs exploring relations between friends and lovers, husbands and wives,...