| May 1, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Nicholas Rodriguez is a bit of a tease. The Broadway actor, headlining this weekend at the Orlando Cabaret Festival, has titled his show "The First Time…" and the preshow publicity coyly reminds us that "You always remember your first time…"...
| Mar 7, 2014
In his new memoir, "The Man Who Changed My Life," jazz trumpeter Arturo Sandoval shares recollections of his bebop idol, Dizzy Gillespie, the American jazz giant and father figure who helped him defect from Cuba to the United States 24 years ago. An...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Among the countless concerts, reunions and every other stripe of live performance at the recent South by Southwest Music Conference in Austin, Texas, L.A. roots-rock stalwarts Phil and Dave Alvin of the Blasters generated considerable buzz from their...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 1:41 PM
John Luther Adams won the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for music for his composition "Become Ocean," an orchestral work that premiered last year with the Seattle Symphony, which commissioned the piece.
"Become Ocean" is a sonic work that is intended to evoke the...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:04 PM
Oscar Castro-Neves, a Brazil-born guitarist who helped to create the cool, sensuous rhythms of bossa nova and orchestrated music for movies including "L.A. Story" and "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels," has died. He was 73.
Castro-Neves had cancer and died...
| Jan 11, 2014
| 5:27 PM
When Elaine Redfield arrived in Fullerton in 1950, it was a culture shock. Mainly because, in her view, there wasn't much culture at all in Orange County.
"When I came here, the county was a great wasteland, really, culturally and intellectually," she...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 7:29 PM
Clarence 'Ace' Parker
Oldest living Football
Hall of Fame member
Clarence "Ace" Parker, 101, a star of New York City football in the 1940s who was the oldest member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, died Wednesday, the Canton, Ohio-based Hall of...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:04 AM
The Minnesota Orchestra, which has been stuck in limbo due to an intractable labor dispute, has released the results of an independent financial review that showed the orchestra has faced a budget deficit totaling more than $22 million in the past three...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Tony Danza and Joseph Gordon-Levitt got to know each other 20 years ago on the set of the Disney baseball fantasy "Angels in the Outfield," in which Danza played an aging pitcher and Gordon-Levitt, then 12, a foster kid.
"I always had a paternal thing...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
NEW YORK — On a drizzly afternoon last month, the pianist Emanuel Ax crossed 57th Street and repeated a short journey he has made many times, walking between Carnegie Hall and Steinway Hall, two pillars of this city's musical life. He had just...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
There's one thing that's holding you back more than any other. It's not your education, who you know, or even how much time you have. It's fear of pain. It's that simple. The bad news is that the challenge you face is yourself. Of course, this is also the...
| Nov 10, 2013
Even among the pantheon of jazz composers, Duke Ellington looms large, his staggering output unmatched in size or breadth. Hit songs, solo piano pieces, ensemble tone poems, stage musicals, film scores, vast orchestral works — few musical formats of...