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  • Louie Bellson dies at 84; Duke Ellington called him 'the world's greatest drummer'

    Louie Bellson, a jazz drummer and bandleader who combined remarkable instrumental virtuosity with far-ranging compositional skills, has died. He was 84. According to his wife, Francine, Bellson died Saturday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los...
  • Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player

    Stacy Rowles dies at 54; jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player
    Stacy Rowles, a jazz trumpet and fluegelhorn player and vocalist who was the daughter of pianist and composer Jimmy Rowles, has died. She was 54. Rowles died Tuesday at her home in Burbank of complications after a car accident, said her sister, Stephanie...
  • 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...
  • 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......
  • Hollywood Palladium to Reopen With Hip-Hop Concert

    HOLLYWOOD -- The Hollywood Palladium is ready to welcome guests after closing for more than a year to undergo a massive facelift. The reopening concert tonight will feature hip-hop artist Jay-Z and DJ AM, who was critically injured in a South Carolina...
  • 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...
  • Pop music and jazz figures

    Pop music and jazz figures Bob Popescu, 77; co-owner of Catalina Bar & Grill, turned the Los Angeles club into one of the top jazz venues in the country (Jan. 5) Ken Nelson, 84; longtime Capitol Records talent scout had an ear for country music (Jan. 6)...
  • Historic theater feted in morning ceremony

    Eric P. Grubman simply couldn't compete with the nearby drilling. "Going forward ...," he began at a news conference earlier today announcing the festivities surrounding Tuesday's opening of the $62 million Hippodrome Performing Arts Center on the west...