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  • This time, it's Barbara Morrison's turn for a favor

    This time, it's Barbara Morrison's turn for a favor
    Sitting in the hall that she operates in Leimert Park on a recent afternoon, Barbara Morrison is uncharacteristically sedentary. She recently lost a leg to diabetes. While she speaks with customary grace and cheer, the jazz vocalist is in a period of...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • Southern California Close-Ups: Inland Orange County

    Southern California Close-Ups: Inland Orange County
      First published on Feb. 20, 2011. Revised and expanded in January 2012. South of Los Angeles and north of San Diego lies an intermittently magical 789-square-mile realm where freeways hum and Disneyland flourishes, where immigrants remake old...
  • Melbourne woman a contender on ‘The Voice’

     
    The first dozen of 32 contestants taking part on "The Voice" include Tarralyn Ramsey, an R&B/soul singer from Melbourne. She will be part of Christina Aguilera's team on the NBC singing contest, which debuted Tuesday. NBC will rerun the show at 9 tonight....
  • Dionne Warwick, former Shirelles sue producers of Broadway's 'Baby It's You'

     
    'Baby It's You' sued by Dionne Warwick and former Shirelles...
  • Unsung heroes: Ex-tribute artist Charles Bradley finds his own voice

     
    A soul howler who’d been working construction and doing a James Brown tribute act began collaborating with Thomas Brenneck’s Menahan Street Band. Now comes a gig at the Echo. Once a touring member of Sharon Jones’ backing band the Dap-...
  • Album review: Raphael Saadiq's 'Stone Rollin’'

     
    Raphael Saadiq was born in 1966 but sounds like he entered his prime that same year. The subtlest of shape-shifters, his resume includes stints playing bass on tour for Prince, fronting New Jack swing stars Tony! Toni! Tone!, forming hip-hop......
  • Top 5 Concerts of the Coming Week

     
    Top five concerts of the coming week: 1. OWL CITY Owl City has been one of the biggest surprise hits of recent years. Despite a confusing name (it’s one guy, Adam Young) and simple synth-pop sound, his 2009 album “Ocean......
  • Glen Campbell set to release farewell album in wake of Alzheimer diagnosis

     
    Sad news about Glen Campbell's Alzheimer's diagnosis, but fans of his music can take solace in the fact that Campbell is preparing to release a farewell studio album. The studio material — including songwriting contributions from Paul Westerberg,...
  • A complete list of the exhibits at Hard Rock’s memorabilia Tour

     
      So what's to see at the 40th Anniversary Hard Rock Memorabilia Tour, visiting Sunday-Tuesday at hard Rock Hotel at Universal Orlando? (Besides Michael Jackson's Beat It jacket, shown here) Here's the complete exhibit list: • Freddie Mercury of...
  • Jazz review: Steve Tyrell in Newport Beach Summer Concert Series

     
    Steve Tyrell headlined Friday night at the Hyatt Regency’s Infiniti Summer Concert Series in Newport Beach....
  • Salvador pop heroes will relive Buenas Epocas at Hollywood Park

     
    A reunion concert of El Salvadoran pop stars of the 1960s and '70s at Hollywood Park Casino on Saturday will recall the Buenas Epocas, a golden era of Latin American music....