| Jul 25, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Muhammad Ali's most fierce and important fight might have been outside the ring.
HBO's upcoming film "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" looks at the legal battle that ensued when the boxer refused to serve in the Vietnam War, a move that also saw him...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 6:39 PM
The first song the broader world heard from the Beatles wasn't one of the pop-music gems that seemed to flow so effortlessly from the pens of John Lennon and Paul McCartney, nor was it any of their versions of American R&B and blues songs that were a...
| May 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Although technically apt, the title of the dry Supreme Court drama "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" refers not to any of the boxer's bouts in the ring, but rather to his legal battle for recognition as a conscientious objector. Helmer Stephen Frears...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:22 PM
From musicals to drama to standup comedy, the upcoming season at the Laguna Playhouse was chosen to satisfy the taste of Laguna's theatergoers.
The 2013-14 season was announced Wednesday evening at a reception at the Hotel Laguna for enthusiastic...
| Sep 10, 2012
Robert Morgan Fink
Biochemist at UCLA
Robert Morgan Fink, 96, a retired UCLA biochemistry professor whose groundbreaking research with his biochemist wife included developing a new technique in the late 1940s to study the thyroid, died Wednesday of...
| Jun 28, 2012
| 7:24 AM
The year 1962 did not seem to portend great things in the world of pop music.
The brightest lights of '50s music -- including Little Richard, Chuck Berry and Elvis Presley -- were either inactive, in jail, or not making the kind ofrock 'n' roll that made...
| Feb 29, 2012
| 12:58 PM
Davy Jones, whose charming grin and British accent won the hearts of millions of fans on the 1960s television series "The Monkees," died Wednesday of an apparent heart attack, according to a law enforcement source in Martin County, Florida. He was 66....
| Mar 1, 2012
Davy Jones was a promising 18-year-old actor from England when he found himself among the guest performers on "The Ed Sullivan Show" on Feb. 9, 1964 — the same night about 75 million people tuned in to catch the American debut of the Beatles. Like...
| Apr 19, 2012
| 7:27 PM
"Well, it's one for the money,
Two for the show,
Three to get ready,
Now go, cat, go."
—Carl Perkins, "Blue Suede Shoes"
On Dec. 4, 1956, musical top dog Elvis Presley dropped into a jam session at his former Memphis record label, where Carl...
| Nov 15, 2010
| 9:34 PM
Apple has a big announcement (aren't they all?) scheduled for Tuesday morning -- and according to the Wall Street Journal, that announcement will be the arrival of the Fab Four in the iTunes store. The Beatles' catalog, which underwent a handsome...
| May 18, 2010
Hank Jones, whose extraordinary combination of versatility, craftsmanship and creativity during his nearly eight-decade career earned him the reputation as a jazz pianist's pianist, has died. He was 91.
Jones died Sunday at Calvary Hospital in New York...