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  • In The Arts

    In The Arts
    Art alliance awarded grant The Laguna Beach Community Foundation has granted $3,500 to the Laguna Beach Alliance of the Arts (LBaa), a grouping of 22 local arts organizations. The grant will help the 10-year-old alliance manage its spending while...
  • Bridge School Benefit Concerts

    Bridge School Benefit Concerts
    The direct impact of Neil Young's annual Bridge School Benefit Concerts is as plain as the joyful faces of the special-needs school's students, many of whom watch each year from an onstage riser placed right behind the performers. Those faces were...
  • 'Far Bright Star: A Novel' by Robert Olmstead, 'Inventing American History' by William Hogeland, 'Summer Will Show' by Sylvia Townsend Warner, 'Plants Don't Drink Coffee' by Unai Elorriaga, 'A Final Arc of Sky' by Jennifer Culkin

    Far Bright Star A Novel Robert Olmstead Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill: 208 pp., $23.95 "Thus far the summer of 1916 had been a siege of wrathy wind and heated air. Dust and light. Sand and light. Wind and light." So begins the story of Napoleon...
  • 'The Protest Singer' by Alec Wilkinson

    The Protest Singer An Intimate Portrait of Pete Seeger Alec Wilkinson Alfred A. Knopf: 160 pp., $22.95 In January, two days before the inauguration of Barack Obama, hundreds of thousands of people gathered on Washington, D.C.'s National Mall for a...
  • Octagon house in Heritage Square has a multidimensional history

    Octagon house in Heritage Square has a multidimensional history
    Along the Arroyo Seco Parkway from downtown Los Angeles to Pasadena is a collection of 19th century buildings saved from L.A.'s busy wrecking ball. At Heritage Square, which isn't a square, you'll find a house that isn't a rectangle. It's an octagon,...
  • Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio

    Nick Reynolds, 75, dies; a founding member of the Kingston Trio
    Nick Reynolds, who as a college student grabbed a guitar, donned a broad-striped button-down shirt and quickly helped propel the 1950s folk music revival to the top of the pop music charts as a founding member of the Kingston Trio, died Wednesday in San...
  • Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights

    Odetta Holmes dies at 77; folk singer championed black history, civil rights
    Odetta, the classically trained folk, blues and gospel singer who used her powerfully rich and dusky voice to champion African American music and civil rights issues for more than half a century starting in the folk revival of the 1950s, has died. She was...
  • Mike Seeger dies at 75: Versatile musician was major influence on folk music revival

    Mike Seeger, a folk musician, music historian and collector of traditional music who was a major influence on the folk music revival of the 1950s and 1960s, died Friday of multiple myeloma at his home in Lexington, Va. He was 75. The younger half brother...
  • 'Banjo Fred' Starner dies at 72; folk singer documented hobo music and culture

    'Banjo Fred' Starner dies at 72; folk singer documented hobo music and culture
    'Banjo Fred" Starner, an economics professor and banjo-playing folk singer who documented hobo music and culture, has died. He was 72. Starner, of Winnetka, died Oct. 25 at a West Hills rehabilitation facility of complications from pneumonia and the...
  • Sam Hinton dies at 92; folk songwriter and singer

    Sam Hinton, folk singer, songwriter, naturalist and San Diego civic treasure who delighted school children and folk-festival audiences for decades, has died. He was 92. Hinton died Thursday at an assisted living facility in Albany in Northern...
  • Bess Lomax Hawes dies at 88; musician and folklorist

    Bess Lomax Hawes dies at 88; musician and folklorist
    Bess Lomax Hawes, a musician and folklorist who tapped into the legacy of her influential family of archivists and became a prominent anthropologist at what is now Cal State Northridge, has died. She was 88. Hawes, who directed folk and traditional...
  • Still seeing Red

    An exhibition at a New York museum celebrating the Abraham Lincoln Brigade -- a band of left-wing, largely communist American volunteers who fought against Francisco Franco in the Spanish Civil War about 70 years ago -- is criticized by anti-Stalinist...