| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement — from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 4:50 PM
On one level, it was no surprise that veteran record company executive Gil Friesen was drawn to the theme of "20 Feet From Stardom," the film about backup singers that won the Oscar for documentary feature Sunday night.
Friesen, longtime president of A&...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 7:27 AM
Effusive praise is usually the order of the evening at gala awards ceremonies, but the news that James Cromwell will be the emcee March 15 when REDCAT and California Institute of the Arts confer their annual REDCAT Award on Herb Alpert raises certain...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College.
The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety...
| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
| May 2, 2013
| 10:59 AM
When she took over the role of executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2010, Rachel Fine had to learn the ropes of an established organization while also dealing with the recession that put a crimp in fundraising.
In those difficult...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:26 PM
It’s entirely possible that the Forum arena in Inglewood narrowly escaped the wrecking ball only because of a segment on CBS’ newsmagazine “60 Minutes.”
As Madison Square Garden Co. moves forward on its plan to return the Forum...
| Aug 27, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Linda Ronstadt, who recently went public with her diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, will appear in Los Angeles next month to talk about her upcoming memoir. Parkinson's has taken away her ability to sing, but she still plans to talk about her book,...
| Mar 6, 2011
Grammy winner Sergio Mendes, 70, one of Brazil's most famous exports, kicks off his 50th anniversary in the music business with a new album, "Celebration," compiling a half-century of hits; his first film score, the animated film "Rio"; and a special...
| Jul 25, 2010
Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that...