| Aug 23, 2011
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...
| Apr 14, 2012
Shortly after being hired about a decade ago to up the ante of musical talent offered at the Orange County Fair's summer concert series in Costa Mesa, veteran talent buyer Ken Phebus rolled out his schedule for the fair's board. But one of the...
| Sep 10, 2011
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...
| Aug 2, 2011
Gene McDaniels, who emerged as a pop singing star in the early 1960s with hits such as "A Hundred Pounds of Clay" and "Tower of Strength" and a decade later wrote Roberta Flack's No. 1 hit "Feel Like Makin' Love," has died. He was 76.
| Jan 2, 2011
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...
| Feb 20, 2011
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...
| Jun 8, 2012
| 4:32 PM
First published on Dec. 25, 2011. Revised and expanded in early 2012.
Pity the rubes. Those wayward tourists who dawdle in their cars and tour buses along Beachwood Drive, enraging the locals as they haltingly seek that perfect Hollywood sign photo...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:33 PM
TSA Chorus brings the Christmas spirit to LAX. TSA officers at LAX aren't just busy checking baggage this year, they're busy putting on a show. The TSA officers are upping the holiday spirit at the Los Angeles World Airport by caroling for passengers...
| Jan 9, 2012
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A rundown of the weekend's music news....
| Jan 19, 2012
| 4:36 PM
The onstage band for the 'Fela!' musical in Los Angeles includes no black musicians. The production about the life and music of Afropop star Fela Kuti uses a multicultural group of Anglo, Latino and Asian players....
| Feb 2, 2012
| 4:41 PM
Surprising stats from the most famous awards show of them all...
| Jun 6, 2012
| 4:36 PM
President Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney have taped cameos for tonight's 2012 CMT Music Awards. President Obama and Mitt Romney will appear in what is billed as "a comedic opening segment" on the CMT Awards show....