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Times Music CriticIMMEDIATELY after conducting the last Los Angeles Philharmonic concert of the 2007-08 season in June, music director Esa-Pekka Salonen took off for Stockholm, where the Swedish Radio Orchestra celebrated his 50th birthday with an affectionately...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMANNY RAMIREZ is a 36-year-old Dominican-born slugger with two World Series championship rings, a head full of dreadlocks and a legacy of laissez-faire antics that make him a one-man soap opera on and off the field. From the length of his hair to the...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterLevi Stubbs, the lead singer of the legendary Motown group the Four Tops whose tough yet soulful voice was showcased on dozens of singles, including "Baby I Need Your Loving" and "I Can't Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch)," has died. He was 72. Stubbs...
By the Associated PressNEW YORK (AP) -- If "Tonight Show" host Jay Leno is having second thoughts about surrendering his job as planned, NBC doesn't share them -- at least not publicly. "Conan O'Brien will take over 'The Tonight Show' in 2009," NBC Universal President and...
Los Angeles Times Staff Writer"Tonight Show" host Jay Leno's on-air declaration that he wrote his own jokes for his program triggered a thorny dispute Thursday about what the late-night hosts can and can't do during the continuing writers strike. Leno's statement that he penned...
Irving R. Levine, who pioneered network television coverage of economic issues during his more than 40-year career as a correspondent for NBC News, died Friday. He was 86. Levine died of prostate cancer at a hospice in Washington, D.C., according to...
The top bowler for the Special Olympics looks forward to meeting President Barack Obama in an alley. "He bowled a 129. I bowl a 300. I could beat that score easily," Michigan's Kolan McConiughey (KO-lahn Mc-KAHNA-he) told The Associated Press in an...
Times Staff WriterDon Herbert, who explained the wonderful world of science to millions of young baby boomers on television in the 1950s and '60s as "Mr. Wizard" and did the same for another generation of youngsters on the Nickelodeon cable TV channel in the 1980s, died...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterScott Thompson didn't make the cut when NBC programmers began making their long-range TV plans. For 23 years Thompson has been a hair stylist and barber at Universal Studios, tending to everyone from mogul Lew Wasserman to the youngest mail room clerk....
"Born Standing Up" by Steve Martin (Scribner) Here's Steve Martin, describing his first appearance on "The Tonight Show": "What happened while I was out there was very similar to an alien abduction: I remember very little of it, though I'm convinced it...
Times Staff WriterBob Hope, the elder statesman of comedy whose extraordinary career spanned vaudeville, Broadway, radio, television, movies, books and makeshift concert platforms in war zones, has died. He was 100. Hope died at 9:28 p.m. Sunday at his home in Toluca...
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