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  • 'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma

    'Sweet Smell of Success' has classic aroma
    Louis B. Mayer warned anyone who made a movie at MGM: "Be smart, but never show it." The still-subversive thrill of "Sweet Smell of Success" — an independent production released through United Artists — is that it's unabashedly smart in every...
  • Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist

    Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist
    Frank Marocco, a rare jazz accordionist, a first-call studio musician and one of the most recorded accordion players in the world, has died. He was 81. Marocco died Saturday at his home in the San Fernando Valley, after having been hospitalized at...
  • Fred Steiner dies at 88; Hollywood composer created 'Perry Mason' theme

    Television and film music composer Fred Steiner, creator of the bold and gritty theme for the "Perry Mason" TV series and one of the composers of the Oscar-nominated score for "The Color Purple," has died. He was 88. Steiner died of natural causes...
  • Classic Hollywood: Film academy marks centenary of composer Alex North

    Classic Hollywood: Film academy marks centenary of composer Alex North
    Though Alex North ushered in a completely new sound in American film music, he wasn't a Young Turk when he arrived in Hollywood 60 years ago to pen the groundbreaking jazz-influenced score for "A Streetcar Named Desire." He was nearly 40 at the time,...
  • Film review: 'True Grit'

     
    For the first two-thirds of their careers, the producing/directing/writing team of Ethan and Joel Coen stuck to original screenplays. (More or less: “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” claims to be based on “The Odyssey,” but isn't. â...
  • Los Angeles Philharmonic announces 2011-12 season [updated]

     
    The Los Angeles Philharmonic announces it ambitious 2011-12 season with music director Gustavo Dudamel...
  • Music review: L.A. Phil provides PST with 'The Hollywood Sound'

     
    Mark Swed reviews the Los Angeles Philharmonic's contribution to the Pacific Standard Time with a concert of classic Hollywood film music conducted by Thomas Wilkins....
  • Classically Trained: 'Walking encyclopedia' pops conductor celebrates 20 years

    Classically Trained: 'Walking encyclopedia' pops conductor celebrates 20 years
    COSTA MESA — Richard Kaufman's life between his beginnings as a musically inclined 7-year-old to today is a showcase of many accomplishments. This week, the Pacific Symphony is celebrating one of them: his 20-year tenure as its principal pops...
  • "This is Ireland"

    "This Is Ireland," is a St. Patrick's Day celebration that features authentic Irish theatrical, musical performances at UCLA's Royce Hall. This is set to redefine St. Patrick's Day celebrations in Los Angeles. Some celebrity guest performers include actor...
  • Mitchell Lurie dies at 86; world-renowned clarinetist taught at USC

    Mitchell Lurie, a world-renowned clarinetist and clarinet teacher who taught for many years at USC and the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, has died. He was 86. Lurie, who had been in ill health in recent years, died of pneumonia Monday at his...
  • Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler

    Mark O'Connor, genre fiddler
    Mark O'Connor sat in the small theater at UCLA as three earnest young music students -- a violinist, a cellist and a pianist -- determinedly worked through one movement of his Piano Trio No. 1, a piece commissioned and recorded by the Eroica Trio, one...
  • New York Fashion Week review: Juan Carlos Obando spring/summer 2010

     
    "The end of the old West and the beginning of the new frontier." That was the inspiration for Los Angeles designer Juan Carlos Obando's spring collection shown Friday night in New York. When Elmer Bernstein's theme song from "The Magnificent......