| Jun 12, 2008
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...
| Apr 11, 2010
Disco and the Remaking
of American Culture
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...
| Nov 6, 2008
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.
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| Apr 1, 2009
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.
| Mar 30, 2009
| 11:27 AM
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...
| Sep 18, 2009
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...
| Jul 5, 2008
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...
| Nov 20, 2009
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
A. You Can't Stop the Beat:...
| Dec 1, 2009
| 8:56 AM
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.
| Apr 20, 2008
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...
| Dec 17, 2007
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...
| Mar 5, 2008
| 5:54 PM
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...