| Sep 14, 2010
| 11:40 AM
John Williams was criticizing First Lady Obama for talking on her cell in this photo . BUT, not so fast...Producer Beth thinks she's just scratching her face. What do you think?
| Sep 27, 2010
| 5:44 PM
R.D. White Elementary School students added a new chapter to the "Star Wars" legacy on Friday.
With Darth Vader in tow, kindergarten through third grade students impressed upon their classmates that The Force was with them.
"Focus on reading...
| 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...
| Nov 15, 2009
Unless you happen to be David Letterman, little of value tends to come from making top 10 lists. But violinist Gil Shaham has lately turned this common time-waster into something of a consuming passion, and music lovers are the beneficiaries.
| Sep 8, 2008
PATIENT, persistent Plácido Domingo long ago decided that he wanted Woody Allen for Los Angeles Opera. The company came up with any number of cockamamie proposals -- such as commissioning Allen to write the libretto for a new opera by John Williams,...
| Jan 24, 2010
There's nothing new about classical musicians trying to expand their fan base. Even if deeds don't always match goals, plenty of performers make the effort. Still, one doesn't expect a largely unknown, foreign artist with little connection to this country...
| 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...