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  • Review: 'Christmas Oratorio,' Musica Angelica

    Review: 'Christmas Oratorio,' Musica Angelica
    For some weird reason, Saturday traffic in Los Angeles is as bad, and often worse, than it is during the work week -- and on this particular night, the freeways were loaded up even more than usual. It was bad enough to delay the start of Musica Angelica'...
  • At Stagecoach festival, Emmylou Harris is the first lady

    At Stagecoach festival, Emmylou Harris is the first lady
    PROMOTERS of this weekend's Stagecoach festival in Indio have cast their lasso far and wide to rope in a variety of talent to create an event showcasing the stylistic range and artistic ambition of all that can be considered country music today. From the...
  • Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile

    Miriam Makeba dies at 76; South African singer spent 31 years in exile
    Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
  • Davey Graham dies at 68; trailblazing British guitarist

    Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68. Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
  • Ellie Greenwich dies at 68; co-wrote 'Da Doo Ron Ron,' 'Chapel of Love' and other '60s hits

    Ellie Greenwich, the New York songwriter behind a string of 1960s hits that gave effervescent voice to unbridled teen romance including "Da Doo Ron Ron," "Chapel of Love" and "Be My Baby," many of them in collaboration with producer Phil Spector, died...
  • PASSINGS

    Barry Beckett Producer worked with famous singers Barry Beckett, 66, a keyboard player and record producer who had important roles in recordings by Bob Dylan, Percy Sledge, Hank Williams Jr. and Kenny Chesney, died June 10 at his home in Henderson,...
  • From the Tribune archives: The House Rahm Built

    Rahm Emanuel was seething. He was hurtling down an asphalt road in upstate New York on the 47th trip of his ferocious campaign to win back the House. A lecture, even from his friend James Carville, was the last thing he needed. In just 12 days, Emanuel'...
  • This is Chris' Test Story

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  • Paging Dennis Kucinich

    For a university with a legion of Nobel Prize winners and an impressive list of alumni who sit on various corporate boards and the like, University of California, Berkeley has been down on its luck lately. The campus that nurtured my academic curiosity...
  • Unfinished business

    The timing of Wednesday's bill-signing party wasn't lost on anyone. Happy anniversary, defendant Rod Blagojevich! One year since your arrest! But Gov. Pat Quinn mostly wanted to talk about Paul Simon, who died on the same date six years ago. A...
  • Music to My Eyes

    Music to My Eyes
    It wasn’t seeing Jimi Hendrix set his guitar on fire at the Monterey Pop Festival that made him do it (though that was a factor). It was moments later, as producer Lou Adler strutted around with one of the hottest women ever. That was the moment Jeff...
  • Playlists

    Playlists
    Voyeurism never gets dull. Tabloids have us reveling in celebrity mishaps, but an emptiness always follows. We want to know what really moves the people we admire. Take our über-compilation of song lists to elevate the dialogue at your next salon. I mean,...