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  • Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive

    Fred Hayman: The man behind Rodeo Drive
    He's been called the godfather of Rodeo Drive. And it's not all hyperbole. Before Beverly Hills was the land of designer logos, before it was teeming with tourists and rolling with Rolls-Royces, the city was home to Fred Hayman, the proprietor of the...
  • Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford: Their greatest hits

    The songwriting world lost two titans Monday when Nick Ashford and Jerry Leiber died within hours of each other. Ashford, 70, cowrote a string of hits with his wife, Valerie Simpson, that helped define soul, R&B and funk in the ‘60s, ‘70s and...
  • Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder

    Esther Gordy Edwards dies at 91; sister of Motown Records founder
    When Berry Gordy Jr. wanted to borrow $800 from his family to found Motown Records in 1959, he knew that the most formidable resistance would come from his oldest sister, Esther. "You're 29 years old and what have you done with your life?" his sister...
  • Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights

    Don Cornelius: Peace, love, soul -- and civil rights
    Don Cornelius, who died Wednesday at 75, was a civil rights pioneer disguised as a dance-music-show host. He used to sign off the “Soul Train” show he founded in Chicago by wishing his viewers “love, peace and soul,” and devoted...
  • Daring 'Gaye' delivers stories and songs

    Daring 'Gaye' delivers stories and songs
    When Black Ensemble Theatre opened its beautiful new building in November, it did so with a show, "The Jackie Wilson Story," that not only was under-rehearsed but was merely a pro forma remount of a hit from the past. The second, far more successful...
  • Frank Wilson dies at 71; Motown writer, producer

    Frank Wilson dies at 71; Motown writer, producer
    Motown's Frank Wilson wrote and produced hit records for such big names as the Supremes and the Temptations, but he was best known for a single recorded in Los Angeles that featured his own voice — and was never released. Copies of his "Do I Love...
  • Hockey pro Russ Courtnall passes off to pop star Britney Spears

    Hockey pro Russ Courtnall passes off to pop star Britney Spears
    Pop star and singing competition judge Britney Spears has bought the Thousand Oaks home of former professional hockey player Russ Courtnall and his wife, actress Paris Vaughan. The property came on the market in August at $8.5 million and was withdrawn...
  • Monster Mash: 9/11 memorial architect on his controversial design

     
    A profile of architect Michael Arad, designer of the controversial Sept. 11 memorial...
  • Bill Clinton to L.A. business leaders: Don't wait for D.C.

     
    President Bill Clinton has a message to Los Angeles’ business leaders: Don’t wait for elected officials to jump-start the economy. Clinton, speaking at a UBS Wealth Management Americas event at the Beverly Wilshire hotel, said businesses...
  • AMAs 2011: Swift wins top prize, LMFAO leaves a bad taste

     
    American Music Awards:...
  • Talking with LMFAO: Laughing all the way to the top of the charts

     
    It was one thing when electro-pop duo LMFAO had a minor hit with its jokey 2009 debut disc “Party Rock,” which hit Top 40 on Billboard and produced the novelty hits “I’m in Miami (Trick),” “La La La” and “...