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  • In The Pipeline: The Streisand of Saigon

    In The Pipeline: The Streisand of Saigon
    Heads turn at the bustling My Thuan Market on Westminster Boulevard in nearby Little Saigon as we take our seats one recent morning by the dim sum counter. People are noticing the person I'm with, Carol Kim, but keeping a respectful distance. Sometimes...
  • Musician who played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin to appear at Riverjazz

     
    When jazzy regional music group Craig Kastelnik and Friends plays a free show Friday at the Riverjazz festival on the SteelStacks campus, they’ll add for the night a musician who has played with Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, Steely Dan, Roberta........
  • Donna Summer ruled majestically, if uneasily

     
    Donna Summer's controversial international hit "Love to Love You Baby" was, according to her, recorded as something of a joke. It wasn't supposed to be the singer's calling card on the world stage. It wasn't meant to be one of......
  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn: Honoring a Stax master -- and 'Time Is Tight'

     
    Donald "Duck" Dunn, the bassist for Booker T & the M.G.'s, died over the weekend. Times pop music critic Randall Roberts explains the power behind one of the musician's best bass lines, on "Time Is Tight."...
  • In Rotation: Carole King's 'The Legendary Demos'

     
    Songwriter Carole King has collected her classic demo recordings onto "The Legendary Demos." Times pop music critic Randall Roberts says it's an essential document....
  • TV Land Awards salute ‘One Day at a Time,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley’

     
    The series winners: "Laverne & Shirley " for the Fan Favorite Award; "Murphy Brown" for the Impact Award; "In Living Color" for the Groundbreaking Award; "Pee-wee's Playhouse" for the Pop Culture Award; Aretha Franklin for the Music Icon Award; and "One...
  • Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'

    Review: Carole King reveals the story behind 'A Natural Woman'
    My favorite scene in Carole King's long-awaited "A Natural Woman" comes near the beginning — appropriately, since the teen hitmaker was the epitome of an early starter. The high school student born Carol Klein had just signed a recording contract...
  • Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer

    Teddy Charles dies at 84; jazz vibraphonist and composer
    Teddy Charles, a jazz vibraphonist who performed with Charlie Parker, Miles Davis, Charles Mingus and other bebop-era jazz greats before becoming a charter boat captain in the Caribbean, died Monday at Peconic Bay Medical Center in Riverhead on New York's...
  • TV Land Awards salute ‘In Living Color,’ ‘Laverne & Shirley’

     
    Viewers won't get to see the TV Land Awards until April 29. But the photos from the event, staged Saturday and hosted by Kelly Ripa, suggest it should be something to see. The winners: “Laverne & Shirley ” for the Fan Favorite Award; “...
  • Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist

    Andrew Love dies at 70; Grammy-winning saxophonist
    Trumpeter Wayne Jackson was the personification of mixed emotions in February when he and his longtime musical partner, saxophonist Andrew Love, were presented with a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award for their work over half a century together as the...
  • Music review: Soweto Gospel Choir at Disney Hall

     
    Soweto Gospel Choir was as much to look at as to listen to Wednesday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, where the lively South African ensemble played the final date of an extensive North American tour. Clothed in brightly patterned......