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  • Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole

    Love and hate: The humanity of Nat King Cole
    Behind the pristine baritone and charismatic sophistication, Nat King Cole was a gentleman struggling to find his voice in an era when even a universally adored cultural figure could have the N-word burned into his front lawn.
  • Here's a look at the acts for the Hampton Jazz Festival

    Here's a look at the acts for the Hampton Jazz Festival
    The lineup for the 2015 Hampton Jazz Festival was announced Monday. Tickets go on sale Saturday. While the early festivals in the late 1960s and early '70s featured jazz legends such as Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis and Thelonious Monk, it has become...

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'New Girl' on Fox

    Tuesday's TV Highlights: 'New Girl' on Fox
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of Sept. 28 - Oct. 4, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies -------------------- SERIES NCIS A Navy lieutenant was murdered...

    Guitar craftsman Robert A. 'Bob' Gorny, 1950-2014

    Guitar craftsman Robert A. 'Bob' Gorny, 1950-2014
    Robert A. "Bob" Gorny got started building custom guitars in Chicago because at 6 feet 7 inches tall he found standard guitars just didn't fit his large frame. "Bob was an excellent wood craftsman," said longtime friend Rob Gurka, also a guitarist and...

    Bobby Womack dies at 70; soul singer and song writer

    Bobby Womack dies at 70; soul singer and song writer
    Bobby Womack, a prolific gospel-soul singer who also wrote songs recorded by the Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin, George Benson and others, died Friday. He was 70. A representative from his label, XL Recordings, confirmed the death of the longtime Los...