| May 1, 2011
"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...
| Jan 13, 2011
| 6:05 PM
Festival of Arts applications due
The Festival of Arts is accepting artists' applications through 4 p.m. Jan. 21 for its summer 2011 show.
The highly competitive regional juried fine art show, which features original artwork by southern Orange...
| Aug 25, 2011
| 11:10 AM
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...
| Sep 10, 2011
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...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 1:41 PM
A glass of pop sparked an argument that led to an assault, according to the Hastings Police Department.
Police say that the incident happened in the 100 block of East Green Street on November 18. When officers arrived to the scene, they saw several...
| 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.
| Nov 11, 2008
Miriam Makeba, the South African singer who for more than half a century brought the intricate rhythms of her native land to millions of listeners around the world and whose role as a spokeswoman against apartheid subjected her to 31 years of exile,...
| Jan 29, 2009
Irving Bush, a trumpeter with a broad range of musical interests, including jazz and classical, who later in life served as personnel manager for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, has died. He was 78.
Bush died Jan. 8 at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
| Sep 2, 2008
| 5:28 PM
You gather with family and friends in the evening as the heat of the day starts to fade and the first cool ocean breezes begin to blow in, thick and sweet as honey. The bright white light of afternoon gradually dims to twilight's shades of blue and gray....
| Sep 20, 2009
Five Stories of Music and Nightfall
Alfred A. Knopf: 222 pp., $25
Although Kazuo Ishiguro has spent much of his career writing about small events in the lives of modest people, there is nothing modest about his...
| Aug 16, 1998
(Editor's note: In this article, which first appeared in the Times in 1998, Oscar Peterson discussed some of his favorite recordings.)
Like many musicians, Oscar Peterson doesn't usually sit around listening to his albums. If he did take the time to pick...