| Mar 23, 2013
Jingle writers: A March 19 article in the Business section about commercial jingle writers said Barry Manilow wrote the McDonald's song "You Deserve a Break Today" and that Randy Newman wrote the Dr Pepper jingle "I'm a Pepper." Though each recorded...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Fanilows, your wait is finally over. The long-delayed Barry Manilow musical "Harmony" as well as a star turn by Danny DeVito in the London production of Neil Simon's "The Sunshine Boys" are part of the 2013-14 lineup for the Ahmanson Theatre.
| Mar 14, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Sybil Christopher, who died last week in New York at 83, was a noted theater producer and the founder of Arthur, a Manhattan hot spot that attracted a ritzy celebrity clientele during the 1960s. Even if she hadn't become famous as the first wife, and...
| Feb 27, 2013
| 5:35 PM
After a decade performing for a rabid, nationwide jam-band fan base, particularly enthusiastic in South Florida, Perpetual Groove is down to its final six concerts, and Matt McDonald is feeling a familiar sense of excitement.
“It’s hard to...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 7:38 PM
DAYTONA BEACH — Dear Danica and Ricky:
Please stop it. There is no making out in NASCAR.
No hugs, no exchanging of Valentine's Day cards, none of this schmoozie-poozie stuff with the nauseating soundtrack of a Michael Bolton/Barry Manilow mix-...
| Jan 29, 2013
It was an out-of-town Broadway show that closed in one night, but those in the audience are likely to remember it for a long time because the show was produced just for them.
Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang "The Impossible Dream."...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When cabaret star Karen Mason played here last December, at Davenport's, one song drew the evening's noisiest ovations by far.
If Mason had sung "It's About Time" without introduction, the piece would have unfolded as a charming love song well worth...
| Feb 12, 2012
Whitney Houston, a willowy church singer with a towering voice who became a titan of the pop charts in the 1980s and 1990s but then saw much of her success crumble away amid the fumes of addiction and reckless ego, has died. She was 48.
Kristen Foster, a...
| Jan 19, 2011
Don Kirshner, the veteran music mogul who shepherded songs from a monstrously talented stable of young writers to the top of the pop charts in the 1960s, launched the career of the Monkees and then became a familiar face to millions of rock fans as...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 4:35 PM
Sarah McLachlan will headline Dec. 1 Autism Speaks fundraiser in West Hollywood. The first Blue-Tie Blue Jean also celebrates publication of rock photographer Rob Shanahan's first book....
| Dec 30, 2011
| 4:36 PM
An interview with Dick Clark in which he talks about the 40th anniversary of “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.”...