| Oct 4, 2010
| 8:18 PM
NEWPORT BEACH – When I hear notes written for a galaxy far, far away, it takes me back to a long time ago. That's what happened to me Saturday morning at the Newport Beach Central Library.
I was there to hear a trio from the Pacific Symphony's...
| Oct 11, 2010
| 5:25 PM
King County Executive Dow Constantine has ordered an inquest into the shooting death of John T. Williams, the wood carver shot by a Seattle police officer on August 30th.
The inquest, or fact-finding hearing is routine. It helps determine causes and...
| Jan 26, 2010
| 11:42 AM
An Orlando mother whom an adult daughter is accused of shooting on Monday has died, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office.
Alice Williams, 88, died about 11:15 p.m. Monday at Orlando Regional Medical Center after surgery for several bullet...
| Apr 20, 2010
One of the major differences between American winemakers and their European counterparts is that here wine is largely made and sold based on grape variety rather than a growing area. So, a Californian will make a cabernet sauvignon or a merlot while a...
| Aug 3, 2010
Bobby Livingston couldn't sleep. The indoor quiet was unnerving, the softness of his mattress all wrong. For weeks after moving into Room 216 at the Senator Hotel, he found comfort only on a hard tile floor that felt reassuringly like the pavement....
| Dec 23, 2008
Davey Graham, a trailblazing British guitarist of folk and blues who influenced such performers as Paul Simon and guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, died of lung cancer Dec. 15 at his home in London. He was 68.
Graham's guitar instrumental "Anji"...
| May 30, 2008
Alexander "Sandy" Courage, who composed the soaring theme for the “Star Trek” TV series in the 1960s and was an Emmy Award-winning, Oscar-nominated arranger, has died. He was 88.
Courage, who had been in declining health since 2005, died...
| Mar 31, 2009
Maurice Jarre, the French-born composer who won Oscars for his powerfully evocative scores for the David Lean epics "Lawrence of Arabia, "Doctor Zhivago and "A Passage to India," has died. He was 84.
Jarre died in his sleep Saturday at his home in Malibu...
| Mar 6, 2009
Scan any list of the Dems' biggest givers and money-raisers and you'll find the names of Haim and Cheryl Saban, but their most recent cause is a decidedly local one with deep roots in their hometown: restoration of the landmark Wilshire Theatre in Beverly...
| May 30, 2010
Sundays Live at LACMA: Weekly one-hour classical chamber music concerts and recitals by soloists and ensembles. This series has been running since 1948. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., L.A. 6 p.m. Free. http:/...
| Aug 30, 2010
| 8:48 AM
From the Midnight Sun blog:
Rock The Bells had the potential to be epic.
The tour, which came to Merriweather Post Pavilion last night, boasted some of hip-hop's most legendary acts: Lauryn Hill, Wu Tang Clan, Rakim, KRS-One, Snoop Dogg and A Tribe...