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  • Philip Glass and Opera Pacific founder David DiChiera win $25,000 opera award

     
    The National Endowment for the Arts' $25,000 NEA Opera Honors lifetime achievement awards for 2010 will go to composer Philip Glass, soprano Martina Arroyo, opera executive David DiChiera and music director Eve Queler. Ceremonies will be Oct. 22 at the......
  • Lakers release 2010 summer-league roster

     
    I'll have more later from Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter, both of whom talked to reporters after a summer-league practice. For now, here is the Lakers' summer-league roster, which was released Friday. #4 Derrick Caracter, forward/center, 6 feet 9,...
  • Caught in the Web: Lakers are on the ball when it comes to social media

     
    --The Times' David Wharton details how the Lakers are dominating social media too. --ESPN Los Angeles' Andy and Brian Kamenetzky talk free agency in their latest podcast. --The Detroit Free Press' Mark Snyder highlights what former Michigan forward...
  • Hard ciders: the sweet taste of fall

    Hard ciders: the sweet taste of fall
    This is the season when food and wine articles in the national media suggest that the advent of colder weather calls for seasonal dishes (daubes, pork roasts, apple desserts) and richer, heftier wines (Zinfandel, Barolo, Port) to stave off winter's chill....
  • Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, dies at 72

    Levi Stubbs, lead singer of the Four Tops, dies at 72
    Levi 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...
  • PASSINGS

    Carl Pursell Mich. GOP congressman Carl Pursell, 76, a Michigan Republican who served in the House of Representatives from 1977 to 1993, died of heart disease Thursday at his home in Plymouth, Mich. Pursell represented Michigan's lower peninsula,...
  • PASSINGS: Jerald terHorst

    PASSINGS: Jerald terHorst
    Jerald terHorst He quit post over pardon of Nixon Jerald terHorst, 87, a press secretary to President Ford who resigned over the pardon of Nixon, died of congestive heart failure Wednesday at a retirement community in Asheville, N.C. A longtime Detroit...
  • PASSINGS: Joel Murray, Linda Day Varnum

    PASSINGS: Joel Murray, Linda Day Varnum
    Joel Murray Ex-attorney built airline Joel Murray, 69, an entrepreneur who took a tiny airline that operated a handful of flights in the Midwest and built it into a competitive regional carrier that was bought in 1988 by the parent of American Airlines,...
  • Robert A. Fuhrman dies at 84; former Lockheed executive

    Robert A. Fuhrman dies at 84; former Lockheed executive
    Robert A. Fuhrman, a pioneering Lockheed engineer who played a central role in the creation of the Polaris and Poseidon missiles before rising to the top of the aeronautics and aerospace giant, died Saturday in Pebble Beach, Calif. He was 84. Fuhrman,...
  • Doug Fieger dies at 57; leader of the L.A. band the Knack sang 'My Sharona'

    Doug Fieger dies at 57; leader of the L.A. band the Knack sang 'My Sharona'
    Doug Fieger, leader of the Los Angeles-based power pop band the Knack who co-wrote and sang on the 1979 No. 1 hit "My Sharona," has died. He was 57. Fieger's sister, Beth Falkenstein, said he died Sunday at his home in Woodland Hills. He had cancer. ---...
  • Hospitals affiliated with Las Encinas also have been investigated

    Aurora Las Encinas Hospital is not the only psychiatric hospital under the Aurora brand name that has had problems flagged by government officials. The 29-acre private psychiatric facility in Pasadena is run by Signature Healthcare Services, which has...