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  • Alice Ripley plays Mrs. Walker her way (not Ann-Margret's) in 'The Who's Tommy'

    Alice Ripley plays Mrs. Walker her way (not Ann-Margret's) in 'The Who's Tommy'
    TONY-nominated actress and pop musician Alice Ripley is about to become a mother for the third time. Sort of. When "The Who's Tommy" pop musician is unveiled this weekend at Hollywood's Ricardo Montalbán Theatre, it will mark Ripley's third appearance as...
  • 'Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture' by Alice Echols

    'Hot Stuff: Disco and the Remaking of American Culture' by Alice Echols
    Hot Stuff Disco and the Remaking of American Culture Alice Echols W.W. Norton: 338 pp., $26.95 Recently, I attended a wedding reception during which a 10-year-old boy, to entertain the adults on the dance floor, started making the point-to-the-sky...
  • Jheryl Busby dies at 59; music executive led revival of Motown Records

    Jheryl Busby, a music executive who led a revival of Motown Records while president and chief executive of the company from 1988 to 1995, was found dead Tuesday in a hot tub at his home in Malibu. He was 59. -------------------- FOR THE RECORD: Jheryl...
  • Andy Hallett dies at 33; green demon of TV's 'Angel'

    Andy Hallett dies at 33; green demon of TV's 'Angel'
    Andy Hallett, a singer who gained fame portraying a green-skinned demon on the dark vampire series "Angel," died Sunday night at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County coroner's office said Tuesday. He was 33. Hallett had...
  • Turn It Up

    Turn It Up
    TÊTE-à-TÊTE: Who programs Air Force One? Why, L.A.’s own Tena Clark She's a rarity in the music industry. Tena Clark has written and produced hits for the likes of Patti LaBelle, LeAnn Rimes, Dionne Warwick and Aretha Franklin; composed music for...
  • Epcot International Food & Wine festival brings a world of flavor

    Epcot International Food & Wine festival brings a world of flavor
    Imagine setting a table that stretches for than more than a mile - 1.2 miles to be exact. Epcot executive chef Jens Dahlmann knew that preparing for the 14th annual Epcot International Food and Wine Festival, which starts next Friday, was a daunting...
  • Skycaps too feel the effects of airline crunch

    Skycaps too feel the effects of airline crunch
    Not long ago, being a skycap at busy Los Angeles International Airport was a coveted blue-collar job that brought the trappings of middle-class life. With ample tips plus a basic hourly wage, the curbside baggage handlers could buy comfortable homes...
  • Mix-Tape Friday - November 20, 2009

    Crew Mix-Tapes: Garry: 1. I Thank you: Sam and Dave 2. Goin to Acapulco: Jim James and Calexico 3. Bunge in the Jungle: Jethro Tull 4. Look Through Any Window: The Hollies 5. Disco Apocalypse: Jackson Browne Intern Laura: A. You Can't Stop the Beat:...
  • Patti LaBelle - Macy's Metro Center, DC

    Patti LaBelle - Macy's Metro Center, DC
    Patti LaBelle attended the Macy's Metro Center Holiday window unveiling! Check out the Video and Photos (in the related links) taken from the event.
  • Ray Charles' children battle over his legacy

    Ray Charles' children battle over his legacy
    Shortly before Christmas 2002, Ray Charles called a meeting of his 12 children at a hotel near Los Angeles International Airport. Ten of them, ranging in age from 16 to 50 -- with 10 mothers among them -- listened as their father told them he was mortally...
  • 'Clash of the Choirs' Finds Harmony in Competition

    'Clash of the Choirs' Finds Harmony in Competition
    A great choir can make your soul feel as if it's reaching up to heaven. A bad one can make you wish life came with volume control. NBC's "Clash of the Choirs," airing Monday through Thursday, Dec. 17-20, could leave viewers feeling a little of each. This...
  • A look at L.A.'s independent bookstore scene

    A look at L.A.'s independent bookstore scene
    When my first book was published, in 1990 by Milkweed Editions, I didn't actually feel like a writer until I read at Dutton's Bookstore in Brentwood. Opening the box of books, holding a copy up for my baby daughter to see while my then husband made fun of...