| Apr 25, 2010
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...
| Aug 23, 2011
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...
| Feb 15, 2011
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,...
| May 9, 2010
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....
| Apr 16, 2011
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...
| Nov 9, 2010
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."
| May 11, 2011
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...
| Jan 13, 2011
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...
| Feb 8, 2011
Mary Cleere Haran, a singer, actress and writer whose performances and recordings brought new perspectives to classic American popular songs, died Saturday in Deerfield Beach, Fla. She was 58.
The Broward County coroner's office confirmed that she died...
| Jul 3, 2011
| 7:55 PM
There was no single incident that caused Helen Simar to join the Army in 1943.
Mostly, it was listening to stories told by her father.
He served in World War I, Simar said, and often talked of his military experience and how much he loved it.
| Aug 3, 2011
| 11:28 AM
The Laurel Hill Bluegrass Festival is Aug. 20-21 at Laurel Hill State Park. Bluegrass music, re-enactor village, vendors and more. 814-445-7725. www.friendsoflhsp.org.
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| Aug 11, 2011
Tom Garvin, a jazz pianist and composer-arranger who was best known as an exceptional accompanist, died July 31 at an assisted living facility in Encino. He was 67.
The cause was cancer, which diagnosed three years ago, said Tom Mitchell, a close friend....