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  • Anders Osborne Performs at StageOne in Fairfield on Aug. 19

    Anders Osborne Performs at StageOne in Fairfield on Aug. 19
    Anders Osborne was born in Uddevalla, Sweden in 1966, the son of a popular touring jazz drummer who would collect jazz, R&B and early rock reel-to-reel recordings from his travels for his son to absorb. As a teen, Anders connected with Ray Charles, Van...
  • Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast ceremony broadens the spotlight

    Grammys 2013: Pre-telecast ceremony broadens the spotlight
    Awards handed out Sunday before the evening Grammy Awards telecast sometimes set the stage for what happens during the national TV broadcast. This year, the Black Keys got the momentum rolling by having a hand in three awards early on, including rock...
  • Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute

    Remembering Ken Chaney with a major tribute
    The death of esteemed Chicago pianist Ken Chaney in December, at age 73, caught his fans by surprise and left a hole in the city's musical life. As bandleader, he presided over such distinctive ensembles as the funk-tinged Ken Chaney Xperience, which...
  • Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera

    Steve Schapiro, a fly on the wall — with a camera
    Steve Schapiro wants to photograph President Barack Obama, and there is little doubt that he will one day do so. In his lengthy and star-studded career, he has photographed so many famous and influential people that one can almost believe he has Zelig-...
  • Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup

    Winter jazz preview: From Dianne Reeves to Sonny Rollins, a hot lineup
    A buoyant winter season ahead includes: "Shadowgraph: Octets by Franz Schubert and George Lewis": The innovative thinkers at the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) perform major works by masters from two centuries and genres. The repertoire...
  • 2012 Grammy Nominations

    1. Record Of The Year Lonely Boy The Black Keys The Black Keys & Danger Mouse, producers; Tom Elmhirst & Kennie Takahashi, engineers/mixers; Brian Lucey, mastering engineer Track from: El Camino [Nonesuch] Stronger (What Doesn't Kill You) Kelly Clarkson...
  • Gayle on the Go for Saturday, Nov. 17

    (KTLA) Gayle shows us some fun things to do for Saturday. Free! Saturday @ 11a.m. East L.A. Safe Connections Festival East Los Angeles Civic Center 213 922 2885 Saturday is East LA Safe Connections Festival Day. Check out the bike safety course for...
  • Beavers defiant after convicted of tax evasion

    Beavers defiant after convicted of tax evasion
    Cook County Commissioner William Beavers was convicted today on tax-evasion charges at the federal courthouse in downtown Chicago. A jury convicted Beavers on one count of corruptly impeding the Internal Revenue Service and three counts of filing a false...
  • On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford

    On the Town: Dancing up a storm at the Ford
    While some had no choice but to stand due to a sell-out, standing-room-only house, even those with seats at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre took to their feet in a standing ovation following the Pacific Ballet Dance Theatre’s “Dance in the...
  • Mitt Romney clinches GOP nomination

    Mitt Romney clinches GOP nomination
    Mitt Romney officially clinched the GOP presidential nomination Tuesday when a majority of delegates to the Republican National Convention supported his candidacy. To roaring cheers in the packed Tampa Bay Times Forum, the delegation from New Jersey...
  • Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller

    Jerry Leiber dies at 78; lyricist in songwriting duo Leiber and Stoller
    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...
  • Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer

    Etta James dies at 73; acclaimed blues and R&B singer
    Etta James, the earthy blues and R&B singer whose anguished vocals convinced generations of listeners that she would rather go blind than see her love leave, then communicated her joy upon finding that love at last, died Friday. She was 73. She died at...