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  • The industry's best-kept secret

    The industry's best-kept secret
    Win six Grammys and get nominated for a seventh. Add three Emmys to the pile. You’d think that would make you a household name. The name is Kevin Charles Brandon (aka Brandino). Have you heard of him? Neither have most of the people with whom he...
  • Charles H. Kaman, Helicopter Pioneer, Dies At 91

    Charles H. Kaman, the brilliant helicopter pioneer who founded the company that bears his name at age 26 and later launched the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and developed Ovation guitars, died Monday. Kaman, a longtime resident of Farmington, died...
  • Charlie Callas dies at 83; zany, character-oriented comedian

    Charlie Callas dies at 83; zany, character-oriented comedian
    Charlie Callas, the veteran comedian who punctuated his zany, character-oriented comedy routines with a bizarre array of facial expressions and sound effects, has died. He was 83. Callas, a resident of Las Vegas, died Thursday evening of natural causes...
  • Universal Music Group's vintage recordings head to Library of Congress

     
    There's good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation's musical heritage in Monday's announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress......
  • 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...
  • Willie Nelson, Josh Turner among acts for Bands, Brew & BBQ at SeaWorld

     
    The musical lineups have been announced for the Bands, Brew & BBQ concerts at SeaWorld Orlando and Busch Gardens in Tampa. The events take place on Saturdays in Orlando and Sundays in Tampa, beginning Feb. 12. The SeaWorld performers will be Huey Lewis &#...
  • Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan

    Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan
    Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook. One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
  • Buddy Morrow dies at 91; trombonist

    Buddy Morrow dies at 91; trombonist
    Buddy Morrow, a trombonist who carried on the tradition of big-band greats by leading the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra for decades, has died. He was 91. Morrow, whose career spanned more than 75 years, died Sept. 27 at his longtime home in Maitland, Fla.,...
  • When scholarship meets Wikipedia

     
    Maybe you have to be something of a fan of early jazz to know coronetist Bix Beiderbecke -- he's in the picture above, horn pointed at the camera. Beiderbecke was an influential performer in the late 1920s, but he died......
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Dec. 30, 1941: “Jackie Cooper is studying the finer points of drumming with Buddy Rich of Tommy Dorsey's band these days and doing so well that he sits in with the band at the Mocambo now and then just to get used to playing before an audience.”...
  • Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player

    Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player
    Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54. Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie...
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...