| Feb 14, 2013
| 2:09 PM
Branford Marsalis, a Grammy-award winning saxophonist, doesn't like to be fenced in. He's played with jazzy rock bands, the New York Philharmonic and his own experimental funk ensemble, Buckshot LeFonque. Although he's not a staunch traditionalist like...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 5:15 PM
Alan Ayckbourn often has been termed the British Neil Simon due to his prodigious output of plays in a quirky comical vein. South Coast Repertory has yet to mount a Simon show, but has produced myriad Ayckbourn offerings and is quite familiar with the...
| Jul 27, 2011
| 4:33 PM
An atheist group is suing to remove the famous World Trade Center cross from the National Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum in New York. Britain's Telegraph has been ordered to pay $100,000 over a review it ran on the nonfiction book "Seven Days in the Art...
| Mar 25, 2012
On a recent Glendale night, the customary cold stillness of the 1100 block North Pacific Avenue in Glendale was agreeably jostled. At about 9, the warm sounds emerging from the Neat Bar doorway added welcome vitality to the commercial street that...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:23 AM
It’s not even June. But already this calendar year we’ve lost a gut-wrenching list of people who’ve impacted the music world: impresarios Don Cornelius and Dick Clark, R&B legends Johnny Otis and Etta James, the incomparable Band...
| Jul 26, 2011
| 12:51 PM
Frank Foster, who played tenor and alto saxophone in Count Basie's Orchestra for several periods beginning in 1953, passed away today at age 82.
Word of Foster's death spread quickly on Twitter as a host of jazz musicians and fans lamented his passing....
| Jul 27, 2011
| 1:53 PM
Frank Foster, a jazz sax man and composer who is best known for his years with the Count Basie Orchestra, died Tuesday, July 26, at his home in Chesapeake, the Associated Press reported.
Foster, who composed Basie's hit "Shiny Stockings," died of...
| Nov 29, 2008
The bounty of new holiday albums is impressive -- little else is selling, the thinking seems to be, so let's see if Santa and Rudolph can salvage the end of the year. This year's batch is suitably diverse, many hurriedly assembled as a seasonal bonus...