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  • Go Away With ... Wendy Wilson

    Go Away With ... Wendy Wilson
    Though she was born into rock royalty, Wendy Wilson says she never felt she deserved fame. That was reserved for her superstar father, Brian Wilson of the Beach Boys. But neither she nor her older sister, Carnie, could resist pursuing a career in music. As one third of the singing group Wilson Phillips, Wendy toured the world. The group's latest effort is the DVD "Live From Infinity Hall," which includes covers of such songs as "Monday Monday," "California Dreamin'" and "Wouldn't It Be Nice." Wilson, 43, resides in California's San Fernando Valley with her husband and four children.
  • Jim Mees dies at 57; set designer best known for 'Star Trek' work

    Jim Mees, an Emmy-winning set decorator who helped bring alien worlds to life in the long-running "Star Trek" TV series, died Friday at his home in Selinsgrove, Pa., said his partner, Michael Smyth. He was 57 and had pancreatic cancer. Mees, who...

    Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'

    Jimmy O'Neill dies at 73; L.A. deejay hosted TV's 'Shindig!'
    Jimmy O'Neill, an Oklahoman barely out of his teens when he became Los Angeles' top-rated radio deejay and only 24 when he catapulted to national celebrity as the host of "Shindig!," one of the earliest rock 'n' roll shows on prime-time television, died...

    Paul Tanner dies at 95; trombonist with Glenn Miller Orchestra

    Paul Tanner, a trombonist with the Glenn Miller Orchestra who became a prominent jazz educator at UCLA and created an unusual electronic musical instrument heard on the Beach Boys' classic 1966 hit "Good Vibrations," has died. He was 95. Tanner died...

    Ravinia pop performers: Josh Groban, David Byrne and '90s galore

    Ravinia pop performers: Josh Groban, David Byrne and '90s galore
    Josh Groban, the multimillion-selling pop-classical artist, will make his Ravinia debut Aug. 10 with the Ravinia Festival Orchestra. Also making their first appearances at the venue will be David Byrne and St. Vincent, playing songs from their 2012...