| Dec 9, 2013
| 9:59 AM
“Piano Man” Billy Joel called it “a little overwhelming” to be among this year’s class of Kennedy Center Honors recipients, along with Carlos Santana, Herbie Hancock, opera singer Martina Arroyo and actress Shirley MacLaine....
| Dec 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Deborah Rutter, president of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Association, has been named president of Washington, D.C.'s John F. Kennedy Center.
Rutter will assume the post Sept. 1, 2014 as successor to Michael Kaiser, who is stepping down after 13...
| Dec 11, 2013
| 6:50 AM
Deborah Rutter, who grew up in Encino and began her career as an orchestra executive in Los Angeles, will be the next president of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Rutter, 57, has been president of the Chicago...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:53 PM
J.J. Cale, a laconic, Oklahoma-born musician who shunned the spotlight but gained fame by penning such hits as "After Midnight" and "Cocaine," has died. He was 74.
His death from a heart attack Friday at a La Jolla hospital was disclosed on his...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 4:22 PM
If you liked Michael McDonald during his six-year run as singer/frontman for The Doobie Brothers in the late 1970s and early 1980s, you likely would have liked his performance Sunday at Sands Bethlehem Event Center. A lot. Because McDonald’s 15-...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 3:44 PM
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The quick, sharp blasts of a pocket trumpet can be heard out in the courtyard. Inside a small Echo Park home recording studio, Asdrubal Sierra is adding his horn parts to a new song by Ozomatli. It's a...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
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Highlights from four Amnesty International all-star concert tours from 1986 and 1998 will be released for the first time on Nov. 5 in a six-disc DVD box and a two-CD set featuring awareness- and...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 4:22 PM
It was the middle of winter and Jordan Sonnenblick stood in the middle of a lonely former dairy farm in Bethel, New York. He was all along but more than 40 years earlier, 400,000 people had converged on the site for the generation-altering music...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 2:31 PM
The men in Adam Lasher's family gave him the greatest gift — music.
After his father died when he was 6, he missed having someone with whom to discuss cars, argue about sports or teach him how to tie a tie. Instead, his uncles and cousins...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 7:44 AM
These are remarkable times for Herbie Hancock.
Come December, he will receive one of the country's most prestigious arts accolades, a Kennedy Center Honor, alongside actor Shirley MacLaine, singer-songwriter Billy Joel, guitarist Carlos Santana and...
| Sep 7, 2013
Bob Gifford stands on the promenade plucking the strings of his Fender Telecaster electric guitar.
People wandering by on busy Lincoln Road do a double-take, then snap photos and videos with their phones.
"He stopped me in my tracks — at first I...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Actress Shirley MacLaine, singer/songwriter Billy Joel, opera singer Martina Arroyo, jazz legend Herbie Hancock and musician/songwriter Carlos Santana will receive this year's Kennedy Center Honors.
The five will be feted Dec. 8 at a Kennedy Center...