| Feb 24, 2012
Mike Melvoin, a pianist/composer/arranger whose credits reach from Stan Getz and Frank Sinatra to Michael Jackson and the Beach Boys, and who was the first active musician to serve as national president of the Recording Academy, has died. He was 74.
| Feb 28, 2012
| 11:19 AM
1. Big Head Todd and the Monsters - Broken Hearted Savior 2. Bodeans - Naked 3. Don Henley - The Last Worthless Evening 4. Foo Fighters - Times Like These 5. John Hiatt - Have a Little Faith in Me
1. I don't want to spoil the...
| Mar 1, 2012
| 4:33 PM
The City Council approved a $15,000 supplementary grant Tuesday that will keep the Day Laborer Hiring Area operating on Laguna Canyon Road.
Funding for the Laguna Canyon Road center was included in a $20,000 Community Assistance Grant awarded to the...
| Mar 2, 2012
| 8:05 AM
Satan Is Real
The Ballad of the Louvin Brothers
By Charlie Louvin, with Benjamin Whitmer
For a country duo that got its start doing ultra-pious gospel - singing about God and mother, faith, patriotism and honor -- the Louvin Brothers sure weren’...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 10:04 AM
Van Halen took the heaviness and virtuosity of pre-New Wave, mid-’70s European hard rock bands – Deep Purple, Rainbow, U.F.O., the Michael Schenker Group and the Scorpions – and passed them off as American attributes, wrapping them in...
| Mar 6, 2012
Frank Marocco, a rare jazz accordionist, a first-call studio musician and one of the most recorded accordion players in the world, has died. He was 81.
Marocco died Saturday at his home in the San Fernando Valley, after having been hospitalized at...
| Jun 27, 2011
| 8:41 PM
Buddy Holly transcended the ‘50s because he was not only a dynamic singer and performer, he was a great songwriter whose explosive growth presaged the rise of do-it-all groups like the Beatles, Beach Boys and Rolling Stones. By the time he died in a...
| Jul 5, 2011
Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 5:00 PM
Thousands of Burbank residents and visitors made their way to the Starlight Bowl to celebrate America’s 235th birthday on the Fourth of July. As has become a city tradition, the Independence Day bash included picnicking in the bowl and throughout...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 2:37 PM
Stu Rowland has sung in public once, but he's already gotten rave notices about his performance.
Fifty-three, to be exact.
Rowland, a La Quinta resident, is among the contestants in the Shorebreak Hotel's Singing for an Upgrade competition, in which the...
| Aug 1, 2011
| 8:52 AM
"I've been waiting for these to be introduced," says Tish Llaneza of Countryside Gardens in Hampton.
"Saw them at show last year. The continuously re-blooming, care-free Daylily delivers brightly colored, 4-inch, ruffled gold flowers on a non-stop basis...