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  • Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label

    Gil Friesen dies at 75; longtime president of A&M recording label
    A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others.
  • Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters

    Frank Pooler dies at 86; choral director mentored the Carpenters
    Frank Pooler, a longtime choral director at Cal State Long Beach who is credited with helping the 1970s pop group the Carpenters develop their signature sound, has died. He was 86. Pooler died Jan. 19 in his Los Alamitos home after a short battle with...

    Two weeks after Halloween, radio station starts Christmas songs. What's too early?

     
    Lehigh Valley variety radio station WLEV-FM 100.7 has again started playing non-stop holiday music, which it will continue through Christmas Day. And once again we’re asking: What is too early to start playing Christmas music? “One of the...

    First candidate announces bid to replace Fleck

     
    Last week City Council member Michael Fleck decided not to run for re-election; this week we have the first contender for his seat. Jim Edinger, the chairman of the city’s Zoning Hearing Board, and a West Ward resident, announced Tuesday that he...

    A patriotic program

    A patriotic program
    Families gathered early Thursday at Top of the World Elementary to hear second- and third-graders sing during the annual Young America Sings program. The kids gathered in rows on stage — decked out in red, white and blue — as parents and...