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  • Dorothy Young dies at 103; dancer appeared in Houdini's final tour

    Dorothy Young dies at 103; dancer appeared in Houdini's final tour
    Dorothy Young was a 17-year-old New York City tourist in 1925 when she spotted an ad placed by master illusionist Harry Houdini seeking "girl dancer for Broadway show and tour of the United States."
  • Gene Lees dies at 82; jazz historian and critic

    Gene Lees dies at 82; jazz historian and critic
    Gene Lees, a jazz historian and critic known for his pugnacious, highly personal essays and biographies of such jazz greats as Oscar Peterson, Woody Herman and Johnny Mercer, died Thursday at his home in Ojai. He was 82. Lees had struggled for many years...

    A food lover's guide to World Cup viewing in L.A.

    A food lover's guide to World Cup viewing in L.A.
    Southern California can be thought of as a crazy quilt of humanity stitched together with the spices and flavors of many nations. And at no time is that more apparent than during the FIFA World Cup, which takes place every four years and riles up every...

    George Ballas dies at 85; intrepid inventor created the Weed Eater

    George Ballas dies at 85; intrepid inventor created the Weed Eater
    While driving through an automatic carwash in 1971, George Ballas watched the whirling nylon bristles glide around the contour of his vehicle and wondered if he could adapt the technology to remove the weeds around trees in his yard. At home, he...

    Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.'s Stardust Ballroom

    Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.'s Stardust Ballroom
    Orrin Tucker, a bandleader whose orchestra achieved national prominence with a 1939 recording of "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" and who decades later owned a big-band venue on Sunset Boulevard, has died. He was 100. Tucker, who was a longtime resident of...