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  • Janelle Monae in Wondaland

    Janelle Monae in Wondaland
    — Janelle Monáe's feet moved in S curves as her band laid down a backbeat in the converted garage that acts as a music room inside Wondaland, the brick house that serves as her Atlanta headquarters. The singer watched herself in a wall of mirrors as...
  • Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers

    Lena Horne dies at 92; singer and civil rights activist who broke barriers
    "Stormy Weather" was Lena Horne's signature song as well as a chillingly apt metaphor for her career. Long celebrated for her striking beauty and silky voice, she overcame profound racism on her way to becoming one of the best-known African American...
  • The Dunbar in South L.A., once a landmark, has lost its beat

    The Dunbar in South L.A., once a landmark, has lost its beat
    In 1957, Jimmy Steward graduated from high school in El Dorado, Ark., which had piney woods and pretty promenades left over from an oil boom, but no jobs to speak of. Like many others, he looked west for work, and landed in South Los Angeles, where,...
  • Ray Ellis dies at 85; arranger worked with Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, scores of others

    Ray Ellis dies at 85; arranger worked with Bobby Darin, Johnny Mathis, Doris Day, scores of others
    Ray Ellis, the versatile pop music arranger who wrote the charts for hits by the Four Lads, Bobby Darin, Connie Francis, Doris Day and Johnny Mathis, has died. He was 85. Ellis, a longtime resident of Ojai, died Oct. 27 of liver cancer at an assisted-...
  • "Palace Council,' by Stephen L. Carter

    It's no surprise that in "Palace Council," the third of Stephen L. Carter's fables about black America's upper crust, success depends not on what you know but whom. With the right connections—along with the right bloodlines and education—a...
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall, Kasi Lemmons sell Hollywood Hills home

    Vondie Curtis-Hall, Kasi Lemmons sell Hollywood Hills home
    Update: Actor Vondie Curtis-Hall and his wife, Kasi Lemmons, have sold their Hollywood Hills home for $2,175,000. The single-story Spanish-style house, built in 1965, is gated and sits on about 1.25 acres. The hilltop site has 360-degree city, valley,...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Jan. 6, 1944 – Hedda Hopper writes: "There hasn't been much said about 'Jubilee,' an all-Negro show on a par with 'Mail Call' and 'Command Performance' done weekly for our men overseas. I heard Lena Horne and Rochester singing 'Solid Potato Salad.' Boy,...
  • Confronted With Recording, Finch Says He Wouldn’t Lie

     
    Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times July 22, 1959: Carole Tregoff enters a detectives' office for more questioning in the death of Barbara Jean Finch. Hey, it’s Lena Horne at the Cocoanut Grove. Wouldn’t it be great to visit the Ambassador...
  • Matt Weinstock, Feb. 16, 1960

     
    Father vs. Son Jimmy, 19, got off to a bad start, no question about that. His mother took off when he was 7 and there was a divorce. He started getting in trouble early in his teens. He was made a ward of the court and had a year of psychiatric care...
  • Tregoff Sobs on Witness Stand

     
    Photograph by John Malmin / Los Angeles Times Attorney Donald Bringgold and Carole Tregoff during a recess in the Finch trial. “Thousands of Dog Teeth!” Unfortunately, the continuation of this story wasn’t microfilmed, so this is all we have. Feb....
  • A new website for lovers of Broadway musicals

     
    Sony Masterworks is creating a website to pay tribute to soundtracks from Broadway musicals. Admittedly, they happen to be Sony Broadway soundtracks. But the label does own lots of them -- and, according to a spokeswoman, it is hoping to......
  • Lena Horne: TCM to salute the late, great Lena Horne on May 21

     
    When the news came that Lena Horne had died at age 92, a lot of memories came back. You could think of Horne on ”The Cosby Show,” serenading Cliff and Clair Huxtable. You could think back to the “60 Minutes” profile of...