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  • 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....
  • On Faith: There lots to learn from the Eagles, Natalie Cole

    Each year during August I give sermons about the musical icons of our culture who reflect or inform our understanding of things like life, love, ambition and desire. This August I will give sermons about the Eagles, the Spinners, James Ingram, Natalie...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Aztecs give fans a special brand of fever

    Aztecs give fans a special brand of fever
    Peggy Lee popularized the song "You Give Me Fever" back in 1958, and fans of the San Diego State University Aztecs are picking up the refrain in 2011. The football team had a winning season and a bowl championship under their belt and the basketball team...
  • Ryan Reynolds selling home he bought with Scarlett Johansson

    Ryan Reynolds selling home he bought with Scarlett Johansson
    Actor Ryan Reynolds has listed for sale the Los Feliz hills house he bought with his then-wife, actress Scarlett Johansson, in 2010. Priced at $3.65 million, the 1969 Buff & Hensman-designed Wong House has walls of glass that capture views of downtown...
  • Liza Minnelli performs, and is given an Arts Legacy Award, at the Stamford Center for the Arts

    Liza Minnelli performs, and is given an Arts Legacy Award, at the Stamford Center for the Arts
    The first thing you notice in a phone interview with Liza Minnelli is how much she sounds like Liza Minnelli. A living legend since her teen years, Liza is often parodied — the grin, the squeals, the flowing gowns and grandiose arm gestures. Just...
  • Mesa Musings: I too was once an atheist (or an agnostic)

    Atheists are getting to be as evangelistic as most evangelicals. They seem hell-bent — forgive the awkward reference — to exhort fellow nonbelievers to "come out" and announce to the world their rejection of divinity. Bruce Gleason, in his...
  • Album review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born to Die'

    Album review: Lana Del Rey, 'Born to Die'
    2 stars (out of 4) Where’s Jessica Rabbit when you need her? At least the cartoon starlet of “Who Framed Roger Rabbit” had a sense of humor that might’ve helped her fellow vamp, Lana Del Rey, rise above the ho-hum on “Born...
  • Home built for Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann available for lease

    Home built for Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann available for lease
    A gated home in the Pacific Palisades/Brentwood area built for Nobel Prize-winning writer Thomas Mann is available for lease at $15,500 a month. Constructed in 1939, the 5,266-square-foot house on an acre of property has been updated to enhance the...
  • Our Laguna: Mayor helps strike up the band

    The Laguna Community Concert Band scored another hit performance Monday at the Festival of Arts. The concert was a musical triumph that few would have imagined when the idea of a community band was first conceived over a cup of coffee in 1998 at Zinc...
  • PASSINGS

    Russell Zink Father in 'Hardy Boys' Russell Zink, 95, who under the stage name Russ Conway appeared in scores of films and television shows in the 1950s, '60s and '70s but was perhaps best known for playing Fenton Hardy, the father of Frank and Joe...
  • Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player

    Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player
    Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54. Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie...