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  • John Levy dies at 99; personal manager for jazz greats

    John Levy dies at 99; personal manager for jazz greats
    John Levy, an accomplished bassist who became the first African American personal manager in the jazz field, has died. He was 99.
  • Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist

    Red Holloway dies at 84; versatile L.A. jazz saxophonist
    Red Holloway, a tenor and alto saxophonist who was one of Los Angeles' most highly regarded jazz artists for more than four decades, died Saturday in San Luis Obispo. He was 84. The cause was kidney failure, complicated by several strokes, according to...

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman

    David 'Honeyboy' Edwards dies at 96; Chicago bluesman
    David "Honeyboy" Edwards, the son of a sharecropper, the grandson of a slave and — for an extraordinary 80-plus years — the voice of the Delta blues, died Monday at his home in Chicago, said his longtime manager, Michael Frank. He was 96 and...

    Kobe Bryant dominates Phoenix Suns again

     
    Game stories --The Times' Mike Bresnahan credits Kobe Bryant's strong scoring effort in the Lakers' 111-99 victory Friday over the Phoenix Suns. --The Orange County Register's Janis Carr notices the Lakers having fun against Phoenix. --The Arizona...

    Barbara Morrison, a swinging connection to the the late Irene Kral

     
    Pianist Junior Mance holds equal esteem for jazz singers Barbara Morrison and the late Irene Kral (1932-78). On the face of it, the coupling is unlikely. As young women, the former emulated Gladys Knight, the latter Carmen McRae. Morrison’s work...