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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.
  • Album review: St. Vincent, 'Strange Mercy'

    Album review: St. Vincent, 'Strange Mercy'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) Annie Clark, who records under the name St. Vincent, took a giant leap on her second album, the 2009 release “Actor.” It tucked double-edged lyrics inside a plush bed of orchestration, and broke up dreamy soundscapes...

    Like/dislike: Mike Lowry, drummer, Big in Japan

    Like/dislike: Mike Lowry, drummer, Big in Japan
    For Baltimore rockers Big in Japan, having a live show known for improvised music is both exhilarating and nerve-racking. "The best part is not knowing what's coming next and actually having it turn out to be something transcendent," said drummer Mike...

    For the record

    Costa Mesa charities: In the Oct. 4 LATExtra section, a production error caused a name to be changed in an article about complaints by Costa Mesa Mayor Eric Bever about charities serving the homeless. The last name of the director of the nonprofit group...

    Sexmob to take on Fellini, Nino Rota at the Mint tonight

    Sexmob to take on Fellini, Nino Rota at the Mint tonight
    This post has been updated. See below for details. When Steven Bernstein's Sexmob last rolled through town, the Iraq war hadn't started and the Knitting Factory was one of the most promising rooms in Hollywood. Times, to say the least, have changed,...