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  • 'Robin and the 7 Hoods' has the Van Heusen sound

    'Robin and the 7 Hoods' has the Van Heusen sound
    Among other things, the new musical "Robin and the 7 Hoods" is a love letter to composer Jimmy Van Heusen. On first glance it might seem an homage to Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack in their heyday, but it's Van Heusen's infectious melodies, found in "Come...
  • 'Avenue Q' can really grow on you

    'Avenue Q' can really grow on you
    SAN DIEGO — If the words "Children's Television Workshop" light up old neural centers in your brain, consider yourself in the right demographic for "Avenue Q," the diverting Tony-winning musical that lends a new twist to the familiar "Sesame Street"...
  • TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5'

    TV exec turns back the clock to stage '9 to 5'
    In many ways, the first act of "9 to 5: The Musical" played out 35 years ago at a Catholic high school in a small Midwestern city better known for churning out screws than producing titans of stage and screen. Surrounded by cornfields, the middle-class...
  • The accordion holds a lofty place

    The accordion holds a lofty place
    MOST people think of the accordion, if they think of it at all, as a social instrument, wheezing out polkas and folk tunes. The sound of it brings to mind French cafes, Mexican plazas, German beer gardens, Argentine nightclubs. Nick Ariondo, perhaps the...
  • Amy Gerstler's message: Be not afraid

    Amy Gerstler's message: Be not afraid
    It's not unusual for Amy Gerstler to trip down the street from her house to mine bearing gifts: a ripe avocado, a jar of martini olives, an article of interest, a plastic Cupid the length of my thumbnail. Today, she meets me outside with a book she...
  • Cesare Siepi dies at 87; Italian bass singer known for roles as Don Giovanni, Figaro

    Cesare Siepi dies at 87; Italian bass singer known for roles as Don Giovanni, Figaro
    Cesare Siepi, the celebrated Italian bass singer who won over audiences worldwide in signature roles such as Don Giovanni and Figaro in "The Marriage of Figaro," has died. He was 87. The opera singer died Monday at Piedmont Hospital in Atlanta, said...
  • Bob Willoughby dies at 82; still photographer shot on movie sets

    Bob Willoughby dies at 82; still photographer shot on movie sets
    Bob Willoughby, who created iconic portraits of his muse, Audrey Hepburn, and dozens of other celebrities as one of the first still photographers assigned to capture life on Hollywood film sets, has died. He was 82. Willoughby died Friday of cancer at...
  • Leslie Uggams puts her own stamp on Lena Horne in 'Stormy Weather'

    Leslie Uggams puts her own stamp on Lena Horne in 'Stormy Weather'
    Leslie Uggams and Lena Horne have crossed paths only a few times. But Uggams feels that the force and power of the iconic singer have always been a part of her. "Lena was a goddess in my house -- my mother played her records all the time, and I was...
  • My voice lesson teaches more than singing

    Every Wednesday morning for half an hour I take singing lessons at Carol Tingle's cozy studio in Santa Monica. Climbing the stairs, I let go of my to-do list, quiet my monkey brain that swings among the tortured vines of obligations and annoyances and...
  • Music's literary side

    Music's literary side
    During the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, singer-songwriter Joe Henry participated in a panel on the connection between music and the written word. For our summer reading issue, we asked Henry to elaborate on this question and to write about how...
  • Tyrants' top 10, with a bullet

    "Hitler's outward hatred for Jews and Russians may have belied a secret passion for some of their greatest musical works, if a recently discovered cache of records proves to be the remains of his private music collection. The nearly 100 records, now...