| Apr 13, 2011
Roger Nichols, the recording engineer who gave the music of Steely Dan the lustrous sheen that became the popular group's sonic signature, died Saturday at his Burbank home after a yearlong battle with pancreatic cancer, his family said. He was 66....
| Feb 24, 2012
When piped-in music and a bar's history perfectly align, it makes for a sweet cocktail of synchronicity, a besotted wink from the intimate interior that makes all the drinkers lean into their liquor just a little bit more.
On a recent Sunday night, the...
| Nov 1, 2011
"The Velvet Underground's first album only sold 10,000 copies," Brian Eno's famous quote posits, "but everyone who bought it formed a band."
The Beach Boys were never remotely in the same universe of rock hipsterdom that the Velvets have long occupied,...
| 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...
| Feb 5, 2012
Somewhere deep in the catacombs of Capitol Studios in Hollywood, Bethany Cosentino has found a little place of her own. It's squeezed into a tight corner in the control room of Studio B, where she sits behind an ancient synthesizer to relax or think or...
| Oct 24, 2010
Studio A at Capitol Records in Hollywood is the fabled place where Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, the Beach Boys and other stellar names in popular music made some of their most beloved recordings over the last half century.
On an unseasonably pleasant...
| 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...
| Apr 9, 2012
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A seminal Southern rock group will perform at the Sands Bethlehem Event Center -- the latest act set to play the intimate indoor venue after headlining the Lehigh Valley’s biggest festivals in recent years, it was just announced. Also announced........
| Feb 11, 2012
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Richard Fritz, the first and only director Lehigh University’s Stable Arena ever had, tells the story of walking into the uncompleted sports and performance hall in 1979. A view of the Sands Event Center floor and stage from one of......
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:06 AM
Diana Ross has been added to the list of presenters, which also includes Common, actress Taraji P. Henson ("Person of Interest") and Reba McEntire....
| Feb 12, 2012
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On the 2012 Grammy red carpet, Mike Love of the Beach Boys revealed that John Stamos will be joining them for their performance with Foster the People and Maroon 5. He had to remind Chris Harrison that not only were the Beach Boys on an episode of "Full...