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  • 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.
  • 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...

    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...

    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...

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach

    Hal David dies at 91; songwriting partner of Burt Bacharach
    Hal David, the renowned pop music lyricist whose prolific collaboration with composer Burt Bacharach produced a wealth of enduringly memorable hits in the 1960s and early '70s, including "Walk On By," "What the World Needs Now Is Love" and the Oscar-...