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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....
  • 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...
  • Album review: Besnard Lakes, 'Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO'

    Album review: Besnard Lakes, 'Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO'
    3.5 stars (out of 4) The Besnard Lakes’ perfectly, inscrutably named fourth studio album, “Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO” (Jagjaguwar), opens with a slow-motion avalanche of music. In the tradition of British shoegaze bands such...
  • Album review: The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine'

    Album review: The Strokes, 'Comedown Machine'
    2 stars (out of 4) Listen to “Call it Fate, Call it Karma” -- the final song on the Strokes new album, “Comedown Machine” (RCA) -- and it sounds planets removed from the leather-jacketed band of New York City upstarts that made...
  • Interview: Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos stays guarded, keeps grounded

    Interview: Passion Pit's Michael Angelakos stays guarded, keeps grounded
    Michael Angelakos would rather not discuss topics he's been asked in other interviews. Specifically, the lead singer of the electro-pop band Passion Pit doesn't like repeatedly being asked about his band's admirable decision to give up alcohol. I...
  • Rock of pages

    Rock of pages
    You love at least one album. It is a perfect album that makes your toe tap and your heart sing (your head, too). How can something sound so right from beginning to end? So made just for you? In that melding of melody and verve is an album you feel,...
  • Southern California dreaming on 2013 spring runways

    Southern California dreaming on 2013 spring runways
    One of the great joys of being a fashion critic is the ability to observe how designers all over the world riff on and reinterpret the L.A. look. Watching the spring runway collections, whether I was sitting at a runway show in the crumbling Beekman...
  • Weekend Preview: A King, a burlesque queen and a garden of eatin'

    Weekend Preview: A King, a burlesque queen and a garden of eatin'
    The folks at CityChurch in Fort Lauderdale call “King of Kings Live” a “creative and transcendent night you’ll never forget,” and they just may be right. An Easter season offering on Friday and Saturday at Cinema Paradiso...