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  • Randy Newman at Wesleyan University in Middletown

    Randy Newman at Wesleyan University in Middletown
    When asked recently by a reporter about how to break into the music business, legendary singer-songwriter Randy Newman, pictured here during the recording of his Songbook Vol. 2, quipped, "Who would want to break into it? It's like a bank that's already...
  • Gathering of the Vibes 2012: A Recap

    Gathering of the Vibes 2012: A Recap
    For Gathering of the Vibes 2012, I chose to decline all the media hook-ups and luxuries. No laptop. No power outlets. No VIP tent with couches. No pass for entry into the photo pit in front of the stage. No isolated, backstage, extra-clean Port-O-Pottys....
  • Three Dog promises hit after hit

    Three Dog promises hit after hit
    Three Dog Night will celebrate more than 40 years of music when the band returns Sunday to the Pacific Amphitheatre. The evening will include an opening performance from the Guess Who followed by two sets — roughly 80 to 85 minutes of music —...
  • From the Boathouse: Noodling with a piscatologist and a lake gull in a sailway

    Ahoy! Topic de la semaine or topic du semaine is the inclusion of new words in the Merriam-Webster dictionary. Now, I know that I will receive numerous emails with the correct fran├žaises en disant for my translation of "topic of the week," as my French...
  • College Football Preview: USC will win BCS championship this season

    College Football Preview: USC will win BCS championship this season
    Admit it: the Southeastern Conference's dominance in college football is getting just a bit out of hand. As if it weren't bad enough that an SEC team has won a BCS title each of the past six years, last year's national championship game featured two...
  • Aaron Schroeder dies at 83; prolific songwriter for Elvis Presley and others

    Aaron Schroeder dies at 83; prolific songwriter for Elvis Presley and others
    Aaron Schroeder, a songwriter, independent music publisher and record producer who co-wrote 17 songs for Elvis Presley, including “It’s Now or Never,” has died. He was 83. Schroeder, who had a rare form of dementia for about 18 years,...
  • 'City of Angels' Ozomatli | 2007

    'City of Angels' Ozomatli | 2007
    MORE than any other place in America, Los Angeles is willful in its disregard for the uninformed tourist. Every day, the city snubs and evades the first-time visitors who attempt to find their way without a local guide at the wheel. After too many wrong...
  • Randy Newman musical to debut at Mark Taper Forum in 2010

    Randy Newman musical to debut at Mark Taper Forum in 2010
  • 'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors

    'A New Literary History of America' by Greil Marcus and Werner Sollors
    Daunting as it may be to assemble a centuries-spanning assessment of any country, even one with a fairly linear march through history, how does one approach a culture as unstable, contradictory and contested as ours? Where do you start? Where do you stop?...
  • Jerry Zaks to direct new Randy Newman musical at Mark Taper Forum

    Jerry Zaks to direct new Randy Newman musical at Mark Taper Forum
  • Movie musicals are whistling a happy tune

    Movie musicals are whistling a happy tune
    "You Can't Stop the Beat." That's the title of the song that brings down the curtain on the musical "Hairspray." Five years into its Broadway run, Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman's lyrics have taken on a greater meaning. This summer, New Line Cinema's...
  • Everybody’s under one tent as ‘Nightmare Alley’ becomes a musical

    Everybody’s under one tent as ‘Nightmare Alley’ becomes a musical
    Life is a cabaret, old chum — unless, that is, it's a carnival show. So step right up, ladies and gentlemen, and see the slick, charming salesman Stan Carlisle morph into a carny shyster, a gospel preacher, a human monster! Watch him fall in love...