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  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Bryan Ferry at the Civic Opera House - an elegant subversive

    Bryan Ferry at the Civic Opera House - an elegant subversive
    For Bryan Ferry on Tuesday, it was a tale of two sets. Part One at the Civic Opera House found the past and still occasional Roxy Music vocalist imitating the skipper of the good ship Yacht Rock, a smooth but disinterested navigator in an expensively...
  • Taking note of music books

    Taking note of music books
    If writing about music is like dancing about architecture, as Elvis Costello and others have sneered, then what does that make reading about music? Well, fun, for starters. Although Bowker Market Research reports that music books have steadily comprised...
  • Review: 'House of Earth' by Woody Guthrie

    Review: 'House of Earth' by Woody Guthrie
    Nora Guthrie had put off reading her late father Woody Guthrie's recently unearthed novel, "House of Earth," even after she'd agreed for it to be published. Having devoted much of 2012 to preparing events and projects surrounding the centennial of the...
  • Good eggs, cracks and all

    Good eggs, cracks and all
    Posh is telling me how she knows someone who knows someone with "a farm in mid-state," where if you give the woman empty egg cartons, she'll fill them with fresh eggs for free. "Wonder if you gave her an empty bacon package?" I ask. "Yeah, Mom, would...
  • Weekend Preview: Top five San Diego events v 9

    Weekend Preview: Top five San Diego events v 9
    San Diego lifestyle trivia: What do Playboy Playmates, the Beatles, food trucks, and high school Prom have in common? Well, typically absolutely nothing; but this weekend, they have everything to do with your entertainment lineup. My top San Diego...
  • 'Check, Please!' narrows field for new host

    'Check, Please!' narrows field for new host
    At last, after great deliberation and much wringing of hands, David Manilow made a decision. White smoke rose from a pipe outside the window of his Lincoln Park office. He adjusted the zipper on his navy blue garment, splayed his hands on a conference...
  • John Lennon killer Mark David Chapman denied parole for seventh time

     
    "I felt like nothing, and I felt if I shot him, I would become something," he said at his first parole hearing, according to the Associated Press....
  • Petty's stolen Rickenbacker one of band's many vintage instruments

     
    Among the guitars stolen from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers earlier this week is a 12-string Rickenbacker, one of the vintage Rickenbackers that Petty owns. According to the Rickenbacker website, the guitar was manufactured in August of 1967....
  • Reader photos: Southern California Moments, Day 105

     
    Imagine: A John Lennon-lookalike carries a guitar down the Venice Boardwalk in this photo by Chris Valle, taken on Aug. 10, 2011. RELATED: Submit your photos Southern California Moments best of March Southern California Moments 2012 editors' picks --...
  • Roman Polanski sex assault victim writing memoir

     
    The woman who Roman Polanski was convicted of sexually assaulting in L.A. when she was a teenager will pen a memoir she says promises new insight into the scandal....
  • Justin Bieber latest target of 'swatting' celebrity 911 prank

     
    Justin Bieber is the latest victim of a prank trend targeting celebrities in the L.A. area: Swatting....