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  • Stan Freberg, master of comedy parodies and commercials, dies at 88

    Stan Freberg, master of comedy parodies and commercials, dies at 88
    Stan Freberg, an influential master of the lampoon who channeled his off-the-wall sensibility into groundbreaking radio shows, comedy albums and hundreds of humorous television commercials for products such as chow mein and prunes, died of natural...
  • Stan Freberg: brainy, playful and a master of irony

    Stan Freberg: brainy, playful and a master of irony
    Stan Freberg, a great man of comedy and of commercials, died Tuesday at the age of 88. His career ranged wide, from cartoon voice-overs and puppetry to satirical hit records and radio series to Clio-winning ad campaigns. Yet it all seems very much of a...
  • Interviewing Mary Lambert: Since Macklemore & Lewis hit 'Same Love,' success is keeping her warm

    Interviewing Mary Lambert: Since Macklemore & Lewis hit 'Same Love,' success is keeping her warm
    Singer Mary Lambert says her goal has always been to “impact as many people as possible,” though she believed it might be as a teacher, for which she got a college degree, or a politician. Instead, while Lambert was working as a bartender in...
  • Library of Congress welcomes recordings by the Doors, Righteous Brothers

    Library of Congress welcomes recordings by the Doors, Righteous Brothers
    With nods to the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Steve Martin, the latest selections to the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry have a decidedly California slant. Each year the institution surveys more than...
  • La Cañada History: Australia's Stephenson wins inaugural GNA tournament at Oakmont

    La Cañada History: Australia's Stephenson wins inaugural GNA tournament at Oakmont
    Ten Years Ago A small band of residents angered by the estimated costs to install sewers in their Flintridge neighborhoods held a demonstration in front of City Hall. Carrying handmade signs and waving them at passing motorists, the four-member group...
  • L.A. orders tenants to vacate troubled Hollywood building

    L.A. orders tenants to vacate troubled Hollywood building
    Los Angeles building officials on Thursday ordered a real estate developer to remove tenants from a 22-story apartment building in Hollywood, the latest piece of bad news to befall the recently opened project amid a long-running court battle. The...
  • Neil Diamond Returns To Mohegan

    Neil Diamond Returns To Mohegan
    Neil Diamond does Neil Diamond. It's that simple. Production duties for "Home Before Dark," the singer-songwriter's 2008 album, were handled by Rick Rubin, a producer known for getting artists to strip way back or explore new genres. For "Melody Road,"...
  • Brian Wilson, Bonnie McKee and others react to 'Blurred Lines' verdict

    Brian Wilson, Bonnie McKee and others react to 'Blurred Lines' verdict
    Singer-songwriter John Hiatt was onstage several years ago at McCabe's Guitar Shop in Santa Monica when he paused to introduce a new song to the audience. "The trick with a new song," said Hiatt, a songwriting veteran whose work has been recorded by Bob...
  • After 'Blurred Lines' verdict, Brian Wilson talks Chuck Berry and 'Surfin' U.S.A.'

    After 'Blurred Lines' verdict, Brian Wilson talks Chuck Berry and 'Surfin' U.S.A.'
    Brian Wilson's forthcoming studio album, "No Pier Pressure," features the Beach Boys creative leader ‎collaborating with several guest musicians, including Blondie Chaplin, the South African guitarist and singer who briefly was a member of the Beach...
  • Best Coast unveils video for new song 'California Nights'

    Best Coast unveils video for new song 'California Nights'
    The members of Los Angeles band Best Coast love California so much they embedded that devotion into the group's moniker. The team of Bethany Cosentino and Bobb Bruno has expressed that spirit through catchy, aggressive ditties such as “Favorite...
  • Kendrick Lamar blasts Air + Style sound system, cuts off set early

    Kendrick Lamar blasts Air + Style sound system, cuts off set early
    The big-ticket traveling production at the Rose Bowl was called Air + Style, presented by its majority owner, Olympic-medalist/superstar-snowboarder Shaun White. Saturday's inaugural day opened as gracefully as White flying and spinning through the air...