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  • Francisco Aguabella dies at 84; Afro-Cuban percussionist

    Francisco Aguabella dies at 84; Afro-Cuban percussionist
    Francisco Aguabella, an Afro-Cuban percussionist considered a master sacred drummer who also had a wide-ranging career in jazz and salsa, has died. He was 84. Aguabella died Friday of cancer at his Los Angeles home, said his daughter Menina Givens....
  • 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,...
  • Mike Silverman dies at 90; touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars"

    Mike Silverman dies at 90; touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars"
    For decades, Mike Silverman touted himself as "the Realtor to the stars," drawing swoons from the news media here and abroad both for his movie-star clientele and his movie-star looks. In his case, the nickname wasn't just a publicist's creation but a...
  • Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood

    Dolores Fuller dies at 88; actress dated director Ed Wood
    Dolores Fuller, the onetime actress-girlfriend of cross-dressing schlock movie director Ed Wood who co-starred with Wood in his low-budget 1950s cult classic "Glen or Glenda," has died. She was 88. Fuller, whose show business career included writing...
  • Words from Wings' drummer: Denny Seiwell talks Paul McCartney, area upbringing and new jazz trio

     
    When Lehighton native Denny Seiwell left the tiny Carbon County town for a burgeoning career as a drummer in the lodges of the Poconos, then the clubs of New York City, jazz was his music of choice. He played with......
  • Noble Acts

     
    She bewitches and beguiles in PBS’ Downton Abbey, but just who is Michelle Dockery, the girl behind the impervious Lady Mary?...
  • RIP Jerry Leiber: half of one of rock's great songwriting teams

     
    Jerry Leiber, with partner Mike Stoller, wrote many of the hits that helped define rock music....
  • Jerry Leiber appreciation: A songwriter who helped change pop music

     
    An appreciation of Jerry Leiber who, writing for Elvis Presley, Peggy Lee, The Coasters and more as the lyricist half of the Leiber and Stoller songwriting team, helped change pop music and set the template for future artists....
  • Pianist/singer Judy Carmichael poetry in motion at Musikfest Cafe Jazz Brunch

     
    By Steve Siegel Special to The Morning Call They say that with stride piano, all the work is done by the left hand. Yet watching Grammy-nominated jazz pianist/vocalist Judy Carmichael hit her groove at the Musikfest Café Jazz Brunch on......
  • 'The Nat King Cole TV Show' coming to iTunes on Feb. 15

     
    Nat King Cole fans have a Valentine's week treat in store this year: His estate will begin posting episodes of his groundbreaking 1950s series “The Nat King Cole TV Show” for digital downloading on iTunes. For a too-brief period in......
  • Album review: The Kills, 'Blood Pressures'

     
    2.5 stars (out of 4) The Kills write simple songs with lots of attitude, the kind that blows smoke in your face and stubs out cigarettes in your chest. Dirt, sleaze, swagger – the duo delivered on three studio albums......
  • 'Dancing With the Stars' recap: The 200th episode!

     
    Five years and 200 episodes ago, "Dancing With the Stars" debuted on ABC, a small reality-TV series imported from across the pond, in which celebrities were paired up with professional ballroom dancers and pranced around a rectangular stage vying for........