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  • Mike Melvoin dies at 74; studio musician, composer

    Mike Melvoin dies at 74; studio musician, composer
    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. A...
  • Mix-Tape Friday Friday February 24 2012

    Your Mixtapes: Wendy 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 Cary 1. I don't want to spoil the...
  • Council OKs emergency funding for day labor center

    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...
  • Satan, Booze and Womanizing: A Memoir of the Louvin Brothers

    Satan, Booze and Womanizing: A Memoir of the Louvin Brothers
    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’...
  • Concert Review: Van Halen at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville

    Concert Review: Van Halen at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville
    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...
  • Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist

    Frank Marocco dies at 81; jazz accordionist
    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...
  • Album review: Various artists, 'Rave On Buddy Holly'

    Album review: Various artists, 'Rave On Buddy Holly'
    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...
  • Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic

    Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic
    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...
  • A Burbank birthday bash for the USA

    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...
  • Singing for a room

    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...
  • Daylilies: Enjoy 24/7 blooms on three-season daylilies

    Daylilies: Enjoy 24/7 blooms on three-season daylilies
    "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...