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  • Reese Witherspoon, “you give me FEVER” — a Peggy Lee bio-pic

     
    Peggy Lee was one of the handful of showbiz names to come out of that beet and barley flatland known as North Dakota, something I learned doing a series of program sketches for a concert hall at the university where I worked and went to school  —...
  • ‘American Idol’: ‘Big Mike’ Lynche, Lee DeWyze do it their way on Frank Sinatra night

     
    Harry Connick Jr. played for the five singers on “American Idol” and predicted it would be a great night. I'm just wild about Harry, but he's no prognosticator. It was a very uneven evening, and thank goodness for the last two singers....
  • Album review: Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden's 'Jasmine'

     
    Given Keith Jarrett's decades-long tradition of either performing solo or with his “Standards” trio of Gary Peacock and Jack DeJohnette, the simple fact that the mercurial pianist recorded with a new collaborator is newsworthy. Of course, when that...
  • 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." ----------...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Death of an atheist

    Perhaps not since Madalyn Murray O'Hair and Carl Sagan has there been such an "evangelical" atheist as Christopher Hitchens, the writer and social commentator who died last week after a long and public battle with esophageal cancer. Hitchens railed...
  • 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...
  • 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...