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  • PASSINGS: Audrey Young, Mary Perry

    PASSINGS: Audrey Young, Mary Perry
    Audrey Young, 89, who was a singer-actress in the 1940s and donated $5 million to the UCLA Hammer Museum in Westwood to create the Billy Wilder Theater in memory of her late husband, died June 1 in Los Angeles. A cause was not given. Her death was...
  • Bernard Lansky dies at 85; Memphis clothier to Elvis Presley

    Bernard Lansky, the Memphis retailer who helped a young Elvis Presley establish his signature clothing style of pegged pants, two-toned shoes and other flashy duds in the 1950s, has died. He was 85. Julie Lansky, the clothier's granddaughter, said he...
  • Universal Music Group's vintage recordings head to Library of Congress

     
    There's good news, more good news and some nebulous news for anyone interested in the nation's musical heritage in Monday's announcement that Universal Music Group is donating a cache of some 200,000 vintage master recordings to the Library of Congress......
  • Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild annual dinner is Sunday

     
    The Orlando Renaissance Writers Guild will recognize two members for their inspirational dedication to their craft at this Sunday's fourth annual Benefit Dinner. This year the Guild will honor Yolanda Triplett for her dedication to writing, and Dr....
  • The Hollywood Palladium is for sale

     
    The historic, Live Nation-leased concert venue was built by L.A. Times publisher Norman Chandler in 1940 and is now for sale, and could fetch a price as high as $60 million....
  • L.A. Story

    L.A. Story
    Rock stars, Jazzers, Pachucos...they may have grown up somewhere else quaint, like Sandusky, Ohio, or Canada, but they made their mark here—lived, created and died here. Music is as much a part of the L.A. legacy as film and television. From the bebop...
  • 10 fun facts about Dorney Park

    10 fun facts about Dorney Park
    Looking back at 125 years of family entertainment... 1) THE SAGA OF HERCULES In 1988, Dorney Park announced it was building the world's largest wooden roller coaster. The record-breaking coaster to be named "Hercules" would make good use of the park's...
  • Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan

    Book review: 'Frank: The Voice' by James Kaplan
    Some years ago, I shared a barber with the late Mel Tormé. It was a small, low-key shop where the talk was usually sports and the music on the radio was always jazz or vocals from the American Songbook. One morning, Tormé and I found ourselves pausing...
  • Quincy Jones' long and restless song

    Quincy Jones' long and restless song
    It had been a long night — a concert, a reunion with an old friend, a midnight meal — but as the clock ticked past 2 a.m. Quincy Jones sat in a rare state of silence in his estate at the very top of Bel-Air. The man they call Q nodded at the...
  • A Kinder, Simpler Time Dept.: Your Movie Columnist

     
    Dec. 30, 1941: “Jackie Cooper is studying the finer points of drumming with Buddy Rich of Tommy Dorsey's band these days and doing so well that he sits in with the band at the Mocambo now and then just to get used to playing before an audience.”...
  • When scholarship meets Wikipedia

     
    Maybe you have to be something of a fan of early jazz to know coronetist Bix Beiderbecke -- he's in the picture above, horn pointed at the camera. Beiderbecke was an influential performer in the late 1920s, but he died......