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  • Airline at MSY Expanding

    Airline at MSY Expanding
    Frontier Airlines is expanding its services at Louis Armstrong International Airport. Frontier will now offer a non-stop flight from MSY to Trenton, New Jersey. Trenton will be the 39th destination available from the ten carriers that serve 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...
  • Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer

    Mary Cleere Haran dies at 58; cabaret-style singer
    Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58. The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
  • Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.'s Stardust Ballroom

    Orrin Tucker dies at 100; bandleader owned L.A.'s Stardust Ballroom
    Orrin Tucker, a bandleader whose orchestra achieved national prominence with a 1939 recording of "Oh Johnny, Oh Johnny, Oh!" and who decades later owned a big-band venue on Sunset Boulevard, has died. He was 100. Tucker, who was a longtime resident of...
  • PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu

    PASSINGS: Poly Styrene, Huey P. Meaux, Morty Jacobs, Nawang Gombu
    Poly Styrene Singer in the punk band X-Ray Spex Poly Styrene, 53, the braces-wearing singer who belted out "Oh bondage, up yours!" with the punk band X-Ray Spex, died Monday, according to a statement on her website. Styrene, whose real name was...
  • George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'

    George David Weiss dies at 89; songwriter co-wrote 'What a Wonderful World,' 'The Lion Sleeps Tonight'
    George David Weiss, a prolific songwriter who co-wrote "Can't Help Falling in Love," "What a Wonderful World," "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" and many other pop hits, has died. He was 89. Weiss, a former longtime president of the Songwriters Guild of America,...
  • Rest in peace, Earl Scruggs

     
    With apologies to Les Paul, Eric Clapton or any other guitar hero you could name, it would be well nigh impossible to find anyone who singularly became identified with a musical genre and a particular instrument more than Earl Scruggs. Scruggs and his...
  • Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport: a woman finally gets a (half) airport name

     
    (Reluctantly updated, 4 p.m. 3/21/12 with reference to the Amelia Earhart Airport in Atchison Kansas.) So Little Rock has voted to rename its airport Bill and Hillary Clinton National Airport, after the former president and current U.S. secretary of...
  • His Excellency, Ambassador Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

     
    To find the earliest stories the Los Angeles Times wrote about Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, I had to search for his birth name -– Lewis Alcindor Jr. He was a New York high school student being courted by UCLA and other powerhouse......
  • 5 Questions for Tim Carey

     
    5 Questions for Tim Carey of Papilles...
  • Smithsonian Folkways to release rare Louis Armstrong concert, recipes

     
    Smithsonian Folkways reissues an original, vinyl-only recording from 1972 that features Louis Armstrong performing an impromptu show despite failing health....
  • 'The Voice' recap: The live shows kick off

     
    A recap of 'The Voice' in which Ashley De La Rosa, Jesse Campbell, Erin Willett and Charlotte Sometimes perform well....