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  • 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-winning "Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head," died Saturday in Los Angeles. He was 91.
  • Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music

    Marvin Hamlisch dies at 68; award-winning composer of popular music
    When Marvin Hamlisch auditioned for the Juilliard School of Music, he played not Chopin or Mozart but the American folk standard "Goodnight, Irene," a choice that could have had lamentable results for any other prospective student. But Hamlisch quickly...

    PSY's 'Gangnam Style' hits 1 billion views

    PSY's 'Gangnam Style' hits 1 billion views
    Psy has a lot to be thankful for today. Not only will the term "Gangnam style" potentially be added to the British dictionary, but the music video for his hit K-pop song is the first to have over 1 billion views on YouTube. Sorry Justin Bieber. "Gangnam...

    Maroon 5 will play BB&T in March 2013

    Maroon 5 will play BB&T in March 2013
    Tickets for the love-rockers' show at BB&T on March 29, 2013, go on sale Saturday, Oct. 27 on LiveNation.com. On Nov. 8, Maroon 5 will debut a single on the reality talent-show the Voice, in which frontman Adam Levine is a judge. The band has been...

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend

    Dave Brubeck dies at 91; jazz legend
    In the strait-laced Eisenhower 1950s, Dave Brubeck seemed, on one hand, deeply conventional. He didn't drink, smoke or take drugs. He favored expressions like "baloney!" and "you bet" over ruder alternatives. He had a prodigious work ethic that had been...