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The Carpenters (music group)

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  • In The Pipeline: Musical master visits Surf City's neighbor

    In The Pipeline: Musical master visits Surf City's neighbor
    It's not often that you get to speak with a musical legend as lasting and impactful as Herb Alpert. Given that he will be performing May 20 in our backyard at the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, I thought you might enjoy this.
  • Bill Skiles dies at 79; half of the comedy team Skiles and Henderson

    Bill Skiles dies at 79; half of the comedy team Skiles and Henderson
    Bill Skiles, the wacky half of the Skiles and Henderson comedy duo, who entertained audiences for five decades with his sound effects, mimicry and improvised musical instruments, died Monday at his home in St. Cloud, Fla. He was 79. The cause was...

    The Valley Line: Ringing it in with a Dickens Dinner

    The Valley Line: Ringing it in with a Dickens Dinner
    Santa, that man who wears a red suit and carries a bag chock-full of toys, is getting ready for his yearly mad dash around the world in just two days. My grandchildren are very excited. They wrote their letters to him weeks ago and are hoping that they...

    A fresh duo with big plans

    “The White Stripes meets the Carpenters,” said Jesi Di, when asked what style her indie folk-rock group Charley & Jesi intends to be. While this is the oeuvre to which the Glendale resident and her bandmate Charley Hinchcliffe aspire, their...

    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-...