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  • Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'

    Aretha Franklin, America and the origin of the 'spirit feel'
    The gospel-truth, if you believe most of the history books: Aretha Franklin didn’t really find her true voice until she began working with producer Jerry Wexler at Atlantic Records in 1967. "My idea was to make good tracks, use the best players,...
  • Jane Monheit swings into Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale

    Jane Monheit swings into Museum of Art, Fort Lauderdale
    Jane Monheit knows firsthand the life-changing influence that music can have on a young life. As a schoolgirl growing up in the late 1980s on the south shore of Long Island, where the right jeans and the right sneakers were required, Monheit was all...
  • A Classical Voice For Hartford Stage's 'Breath & Imagination'

    A Classical Voice For Hartford Stage's 'Breath & Imagination'
    Jubilant Sykes has sung classical and spiritual music at the Metropolitan Opera, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, London's Barbican Centre and the Hollywood Bowl. But Hartford Stage is a decidedly different venue for a veteran of...
  • Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
    Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...
  • 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...
  • Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter

    Gene McDaniels dies at 76; pop singer and songwriter
    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. McDaniels, whose...
  • PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras

    PASSINGS: Giorgio Baldi, Gene Shefrin, Ty Jurras
    GIORGIO BALDI Santa Monica trattoria owner Giorgio Baldi, 66, whose Santa Monica trattoria was a favorite among celebrities such as Warren Beatty, Goldie Hawn and Rihanna, died Monday while on vacation in Mexico, his family said. The cause of death was...
  • Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager

    Fayrene 'Faye' Treadwell dies at 84; former Drifters manager
    Fayrene "Faye" Treadwell, the former manager of the Drifters who won a longtime legal battle to stop promoters from infringing on the classic rhythm-and-blues vocal group's trademark name, has died. She was 84. Treadwell, one of the first female...
  • Remarkable Woman: Mary Ellen Diaz

    Remarkable Woman: Mary Ellen Diaz
    Sometimes you need to feed the soul. And sometimes feeding others salads of local greens and fresh tomatoes, maybe spinach-squash lasagna and chocolate-peanut butter pie does just that, especially for the cook. Just ask chef Mary Ellen Diaz whose...
  • Russ Courtnall, Paris Vaughan seek buyer for Thousand Oaks home

    Russ Courtnall, Paris Vaughan seek buyer for Thousand Oaks home
    Former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan, have listed their home in Thousand Oaks for sale at $8.5 million. The Lake Sherwood house, completed in 2010, has 8,450 square feet on a single level. The modern...
  • Hot Property: Singing over a 'bird street' sale

    Hot Property: Singing over a 'bird street' sale
    Christina Aguilera has sold her Sunset Strip-area house for $4,653,815. The Midcentury Modern, built in 1960, is in the celebrity-populated "bird streets." The 6,500-square-foot post-and-beam house has a recording studio, a screening room and walls of...
  • Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?

    Critic's Notebook: Who really owns Gershwin?
    "Who says that only Americans know how to play Gershwin?" asks Gramophone magazine this month as it hails a new Gershwin CD from the Leipzig Gewandhaus, the German orchestra that calls itself the world's oldest. "By this time possibly nobody," the British...