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  • Rahm Emanuel makes debut as Obama surrogate in Iowa

    Rahm Emanuel makes debut as Obama surrogate in Iowa
    Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel will argue that President Obama has governed based on his principles, not politics, as he steps onto his highest-profile stage as a surrogate for his former boss. Emanuel will speak to Iowa Democrats at the annual Jefferson...
  • PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent

    PASSINGS: Donald L. Taffner, Wardell Quezergue, Eve Brent
    Donald L. Taffner Distributor brought British TV shows to U.S. Donald L. Taffner, 80, an independent television distributor and producer who adapted and delivered "The Benny Hill Show" and other British comedy programs for U.S. broadcasts, died...
  • Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats

    Bert Jansch dies at 67; Scottish singer-guitarist influenced rock, folk greats
    Bert Jansch, a revered, enigmatic Scottish singer-guitarist whose effect on a host of prominent musicians eclipsed his own fame, has died. He was 67. Jansch died Wednesday at a hospital in London of lung cancer, a disease he first battled in 2009, his...
  • PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon

    PASSINGS: Philip Matthew Hannan, Johnnie Wright, Jessy Dixon
    Philip Matthew Hannan Cleric gave the eulogy for President Kennedy Retired New Orleans Archbishop Philip Matthew Hannan, 98, who sought to console a grieving nation in his eulogy for President Kennedy, died Thursday in New Orleans after a long period of...
  • Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist

    Cornell Dupree dies at 68; versatile guitarist
    Cornell Dupree, a versatile guitarist whose long, productive career included performances and recordings with such artists as Aretha Franklin, Paul Simon, Miles Davis and Lena Horne, died Sunday at his home in Fort Worth. Dupree, who had emphysema, was...
  • Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter

    Alan Rubin dies at 68; Blues Brothers trumpeter
    Trumpet player Alan Rubin was recruited to join the Blues Brothers after backing up John Belushi and Dan Aykroyd in the "Saturday Night Live" television skits that spawned the band in the late 1970s. One of many gifted session musicians in the group,...
  • 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......
  • This week's on-sales: Jay-Z and Kanye West, Sufjan Stevens and more

     
    A list of upcoming concerts across the Southland, with on-sale dates in parentheses....
  • Singer Mat Kearney finds biggest success through 'Young Love'

     
    On his major label debut disc, 2006’s “Nothing Left to Lose,” singer-songwriter Mat Kearney chronicled his journey — “a kid from Oregon/by way of California” — making his way to Nashville and a record deal. It...
  • Wednesday's TV Talk Shows

     
    TV listings for the week of Oct. 30 - Nov. 5 in PDF format (from latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv) Weekly TV Listings and more can be found at: www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/tv This week's TV Movies Today Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene; Kris...
  • Reissues spotlight the Afro-soul of Joni Haastrup's Monomono

     
    Fela Kuti and King Sunny Ade: Two towering voices in Nigerian music. To that should be added the lesser-known voice of Joni Haastrup, frontman of the Nigerian band Monomono and an Afro-beat sensation through most of the '70s. Hearing his work has just...