| 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...
| Feb 25, 2012
Kenneth Price, a prolific Los Angeles artist whose work with glazed and painted clay transformed traditional ceramics while also expanding orthodox definitions of American and European sculpture, died early Friday at his home and studio in Taos, N.M. He...
| 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,...
| May 24, 2008
Mike Andrews, the producer of Inara George's new album, "An Invitation," calls it "the father-and-daughter record she never got to make." That might sound strange to students of Los Angeles rock history, who know that the singer's father, Lowell George,...
| Jan 22, 2008
Sometimes, when winter lingers in your bones, you probably wish you could get out of Dodge. You long to fly to distant places for great, soul-stirring adventures and palate-pleasing meals bursting with foreign flavors. But how can you travel without plane...
| Mar 1, 2010
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Bobby Espinosa, a keyboard player who helped create the confluence of jazz, R&B and rock sounds for El Chicano, the East L.A. band that had top-40 hits in the 1970s with "Viva Tirado" and "Tell Her She's Lovely," has died. He was 60.