| Dec 14, 2012
| 7:59 PM
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and...
| Sep 2, 2012
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-...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86.
Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:29 PM
Last week City Council member Michael Fleck decided not to run for re-election; this week we have the first contender for his seat. Jim Edinger, the chairman of the city’s Zoning Hearing Board, and a West Ward resident, announced Tuesday that he...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:27 PM
Lehigh Valley variety radio station WLEV-FM 100.7 has again started playing non-stop holiday music, which it will continue through Christmas Day. And once again we’re asking: What is too early to start playing Christmas music? “One of the...
| Jul 18, 2012
| 10:10 AM
Paul Williams: Still Alive
July 27, Real Art Ways, 56 Arbor St., Hartford, (860) 232-1006, realartways.org
Most viewers will spend about 75 percent of Paul Williams: Still Alive hating Stephen Kessler. The film is a documentary about Williams, the...
| Sep 1, 2012
| 4:59 PM
Hal David, the lyricist behind such standards as "Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head" and "What the World Needs Now is Love," has died at 91, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers said Saturday.
The Oscar- and Grammy-winning...
| Jul 25, 2010
Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that...
| Oct 10, 2010
Few people can get away with telling an anecdote about being on safari in Africa and make it sound like a trip to the supermarket.
But for Elton John, that's precisely how and where he became inspired to call his keyboard-playing pal Leon Russell after...
| May 6, 2012
Photographer Jim McCrary was on the verge of shooting one of his most famous images when he stopped to ask singer Carole King if the cat sleeping across the room could be part of the tableau.
He remembered the results of a Kodak survey that found...
| Mar 23, 2012
Bob Henry, an Emmy Award-winning television variety-show producer and director who produced Nat King Cole's groundbreaking musical variety program in the 1950s and helped make Flip Wilson a household name as the producer of his hit comedy-variety show...
| Jan 28, 2011
When a record label's female vocal groups include the Supremes and Martha and the Vandellas, it's easy to see why the Marvelettes are often relegated to footnote status. But the Detroit group has a unique distinction in the saga of Motown Records —...