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  • Midlife pressures, married life and how to survive them

    Midlife pressures, married life and how to survive them
    The anomie is at the gates in "Happy Now?" playwright Lucinda Coxon's astringent study of early midlife crisis among the solidly middle class in London. The punctuation in the title serves as ironic eyewink. Nobody in Coxon's world has any lasting claim...
  • Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label

    Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label
    A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
  • Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year

    Jazz roaring ahead for the New Year
    The New Year has just begun, but the jazz scene never settles down. Among the weekend's highlights: Rob Mazurek: The enterprising Chicago cornetist has produced remarkable work with his aptly named Exploding Star Orchestra, which conjures a...
  • The gentle art of trumpeter Bobby Lewis

    The gentle art of trumpeter Bobby Lewis
    Each January, the Jazz Showcase turns its spotlight toward Chicago artists, enabling the club to bypass costlier touring attractions at a time of year when audiences typically are small. That's a boon not only to the city's musicians but to listeners,...
  • Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way

    Classic Hollywood: Dean Martin does TV his way
    Dean Martin didn't have any interest in doing a weekly musical-variety series when NBC approached him in 1965. "In those days you were either a movie star or a TV star," said his daughter Deana Martin, who is also a singer. "He came home one night and...
  • Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'

    Gwyneth Paltrow walks a fine line with 'Country Strong'
    This summer, programmers at Go Country 105 radio in Los Angeles unveiled a new single called "Country Strong" and asked listeners to guess who was the twangy alto belting out lines about how she's "hard to break, like the ground I grew up on." ----------...
  • Monica Lewis sounds her 'Siren'

    Monica Lewis sounds her 'Siren'
    During her heyday in the 1940s and '50s, dimple-cheeked Monica Lewis was known as "America's Singing Sweetheart": She warbled such chart-topping hits as "Autumn Leaves, "I Wish You Love" and "Put the Blame on Mame" and starred on the radio on such...
  • Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    Jerry Leiber, who with his songwriting partner, Mike Stoller, created a songbook that infused the rock 'n' roll scene of the 1950s and early '60s with energy and mischievous humor, has died. He was 78. Leiber, the words half of the duo, died Monday at...
  • Pete Rugolo dies at 95; jazz arranger, composer

    Pete Rugolo dies at 95; jazz arranger, composer
    Pete Rugolo, an award-winning composer and arranger who came to prominence in the world of jazz as the chief arranger for Stan Kenton's post-World War II band and later wrote the themes for TV's "The Fugitive" and "Run for Your Life," has died. He was 95....
  • George Shearing dies at 91; jazz pianist

    George Shearing dies at 91; jazz pianist
    George Shearing, the elegant pianist who expanded the boundaries of jazz by adding an orchestral sensibility and a mellow aesthetic to the music, has died. He was 91. Shearing died Monday of congestive heart failure at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York,...
  • PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
  • Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West

    Margaret Tante Burk dies at 93; host of Round Table West
    Margaret Tante Burk, a businesswoman, publicist and book enthusiast who co-founded one of the country's largest literary lunch groups, died Oct. 6 in Los Angeles of natural causes, her son, Harry, said. She was 93. For 30 years, until 2007, Burk ran...