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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...
  • Ringo Starr, at Easton's State Theatre, more than gets by with a little help from his friends

     
    Tuesday’s concert by Ringo Starr and his All-Starr Band at Easton’s State Theatre was a case of false advertising. It wasn’t that The Beatles’ former drummer wasn’t there, leading his cast of four headline performers and...
  • Scott Turow flashes back with the Beatles on KCRW

     
    Scott Turow shares some musical favorites with KCRW; he'll be playing with the Rock Bottom Remainders later this month....
  • ‘Thor: The Dark World’: Christopher Eccleston is villain Malekith

     
    “Thor: The Dark World” has cast its villain. Christopher Eccleston, known for his work in “Doctor Who,” will play Malekith ......
  • John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….

    John Lennon at 70? We can only imagine….
    Fourteen years after Pete Townshend dismissed the very idea of growing up when he wrote "Hope I die before I get old," a 40-year-old John Lennon sang a very different tune. "I can hardly wait to see you come of age," he sang in 1980 to his then-5-year-...
  • New paper and pen collections to help you write with style

    New paper and pen collections to help you write with style
    If you can stop texting, tweeting and typing long enough, you may notice that some stylish people are taking communication into their own hands. Whether it's a $3.50 ballpoint disguised as a tube of lipstick at Bookmarc, Marc Jacobs' (relatively) new...
  • Mark David Chapman denied parole for seventh time

     
    The man who assassinated John Lennon on Dec. 8, 1980, once again has been denied parole, the Associated Press reports. Chapman, now 57, is serving 20 years to life for the killing. With its report of this story, NPR included an audio link of news...
  • 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....
  • Holiday jazz CDs

    Holiday jazz CDs
    ✭✭ Various artists, "Christmas From the Blue Note" (Blue Note). This mixed-bag compilation too often sacrifices coherence for novelty and hipness. Self-conscious modernism subverts "Deck the Halls" by singer Kate Davis and saxophonist George...
  • 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction

    'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' car expected to soar at auction
    For sale: custom vintage auto with Hollywood pedigree. Three-liter V-6 engine, polished aluminum hood, serpent horn, wings. Has history of issues with exhaust system. Sure, you could drop $2.6 million on a Bugatti Veyron to cruise the Sunset Strip, but...
  • Rappers flow toward singing

    Rappers flow toward singing
    A change wasn't going to come. By 2005, Aloe Blacc's decade in hip-hop had begun to yield diminishing returns. Though the Orange County-raised rapper had earned underground respect, the genre increasingly favored flamboyant eccentrics like Kanye West...