| Nov 25, 2011
| 8:59 PM
Whether a pianist, guitarist or someone who enjoys listening to great sounds, these gifts for musicians will bring a happy note to the holidays.
1. The Otamatone Musical Instrument from Maywa Denki is an easy-to-play electronic musical instrument....
| Mar 5, 2009
In the 1980s, the era of Pac Man, hair bands and Flashdance, seemingly anything synthetic and hyper-stylized ruled pop culture. If you were around then, you couldn't escape the sounds of Hall & Oates, the superduo of blond, clean-shaven Daryl Hall and...
| Jul 30, 2012
| 10:24 AM
Critics of Florida Power & Light's proposed $690 million base rate hikehave questioned why Gov. Rick Scotthasn't taken a position on it.
The increase would amount to $7.09 more a month on the base part of a monthly bill for customers who use 1,000...
| Aug 11, 2011
Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67.
The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Dec 22, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Mel Torme, the Chicago-born, Jewish jazz singer, wrote “The Christmas Song”Â in 1946 based on some impressionistic images by lyricist Robert Wells: Chestnuts roasting…Jack Frost nipping…Yuletide carols…Folks dressed up like....
| Jun 30, 2011
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Jay Nachowitz books jazz musicians in top-notch venues around the world, but when he tells his artists about an opportunity to play at a pizza parlor in Bethel,...
| Jul 30, 2011
A show-business chameleon, Lenny Seward has worked as a Hollywood stunt man, Las Vegas lounge singer and private acting coach.
These days, he's returned to his hometown of Newport News to take what might be his toughest gig yet.
He's helping to look...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 12:58 AM
Does Florida Power & Light really need to boost base rates $690 million a year?
Opponents of the increase, including consumer groups and advocates, are gearing up to fight the proposal at hearings next month. They said FPL's annual profit increased...
| Dec 13, 2007
The Material Girl is about to become a Hall of Famer. The ever-evolving Madonna was announced as a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee on Thursday along with John Mellencamp, The Ventures, Leonard Cohen and The Dave Clark Five.
A panel of 600 industry...
| Jun 24, 2009
Ed McMahon, a television pioneer who warmed "The Tonight Show" couch for nearly 30 years as Johnny Carson's jovial sidekick and announcer, died early Tuesday. He was 86.
McMahon died at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, according to his publicist,...
| Jun 3, 2009
| 8:52 AM
The song was called "A Great Big Buncha Happy!" but none of the authors of "Sister Act: The Musical" seemed terribly cheerful.
For a year and a half, the new musical's composer, lyricist, director and two writers had toiled to transform the 1992 Whoopi...