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Some female singers puff themselves up with bogus titles like Lady Such-and-Such or the Queen of Pop. But unlike those pale pretenders to the crown, Miriam Makeba, the great South African artist who passed away in 2008 at age 76, actually earned her...
Tags: Obituaries, Joan Baez, Music, Entertainment, South Africa
Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...
Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...
Pop & HissIn putting together this overview of the five-decade career of Diana Ross, who this Saturday will be presented with a lifetime achievement award by the Recording Academy, her first-ever Grammy, the goal was to speak to people across disciplines and...
Former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan, have listed their home in Thousand Oaks for sale at $8.5 million. The Lake Sherwood house, completed in 2010, has 8,450 square feet on a single level. The modern...
Christina Aguilera has sold her Sunset Strip-area house for $4,653,815. The Midcentury Modern, built in 1960, is in the celebrity-populated "bird streets." The 6,500-square-foot post-and-beam house has a recording studio, a screening room and walls of...
Tags: Fine Arts, Arts, Condos, Arts and Culture, Christina Aguilera
Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76. McDaniels, whose...
Pop & HissKaty Perry performed at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Friday, August 5, with Robyn opening. Live review by August Brown....
Pop & HissA live review of Adele's sold out performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Reviewed by Times pop critic Randall Roberts...
Culture MonsterThe Playboy Jazz Festival emcee mentions George Benson, Thelonious Monk and Etta James as being among those who really got to him....
Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...
George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91. Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
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