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  • PASSINGS: Robert C. Pierpoint, Aron Kupperman, Begum Nusrat Bhutto

    ROBERT C. PIERPOINT CBS News correspondent covered six presidents Robert C. Pierpoint, 86, a CBS News correspondent who covered six presidents, the Korean War, the Kennedy assassination and the Iranian hostage crisis in a career that spanned more than...
  • Album review: Paul McCartney, 'Kisses on the Bottom'

    Album review: Paul McCartney, 'Kisses on the Bottom'
    2 stars (out of 4) On his first album since 2007, “Kisses on the Bottom” (Hear Music), Paul McCartney tosses his dinner jacket over his shoulder and takes a casual stroll down Tin Pan Alley, revisiting songs his father used to play on the...
  • Russell Garcia dies at 95; arranger, composer and conductor

    Russell Garcia dies at 95; arranger, composer and conductor
    Russell Garcia, an arranger, composer and conductor who was an influential figure in the West Coast music scene during the 1950s and '60s and whose work in Hollywood included writing the score for the 1960 science-fiction classic "The Time Machine," has...
  • Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan

    Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan
    Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook. One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
  • 'Jazz: The Smithsonian Anthology' unrivaled in quality and detail. Allentown natives featured.

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call “JAZZ: The Smithsonian Anthology” Smithsonian Folkways Singer Mel Torme once commented that both jazz and love are easy to experience, yet are the hardest two things to describe. With jazz, the...
  • Bill Cosby, jazz connoisseur

     
    The Playboy Jazz Festival emcee mentions George Benson, Thelonious Monk and Etta James as being among those who really got to him....
  • Live review: Adele, Wanda Jackson at the Greek Theatre

     
    A live review of Adele's sold out performance at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. Reviewed by Times pop critic Randall Roberts...
  • Katy Perry wins big at VMAs, but Allentown Fair headliner Bruno Mars has best performance

     
    Singer Katy Perry was the big winner at Sunday’s MTV Video Music Awards, taking home her first three moon man statues, including Best Video, but it was Bruno Mars who gave the night’s best performance by far – perhaps a......
  • MTV VMAs: Russell Brand pays tribute to Amy Winehouse

     
    MTV had Russell Brand introduce the Bruno Mars-anchored tribute to Amy Winehouse, and with little time Brand gave a rather passionate, honest speech. It echoed his "For Amy" eulogy that he posted online, and he recognized Winehouse as "not just another...
  • The Arts on TV: Sister Wendy; Mel Brooks and Dick Cavett

     
    “Grand Canyon Serenade” 8 p.m. Thursday KVCR: A visual tour of the Grand Canyon is set to classical music by Tchaikovsky, Brahms and Dvorak. “Globe Trekker” 8 p.m. Thursday and 7 p.m. Saturday KLCS; 9 p.m. Monday KCET: Amsterdam...
  • Barbara Morrison, a swinging connection to the the late Irene Kral

     
    Pianist Junior Mance holds equal esteem for jazz singers Barbara Morrison and the late Irene Kral (1932-78). On the face of it, the coupling is unlikely. As young women, the former emulated Gladys Knight, the latter Carmen McRae. Morrison’s work.......
  • Talking with Tony Bennett: His career, new No. 1 album, Amy Winehouse and his 9/11 comments

     
    In a world where music artists come and go with increasing frequency, the only thing Tony Bennett has left behind in his 60-year career is his heart in San Francisco — as in the title of his 1962 hit. But......