Saturday, December 24, 2016

Photo Gallery: Sounds of the season

A couple of talented saxmen greeted shoppers at the Pavilions supermarket, 1110 West Alameda Avenue in Burbank, with their rendition of some classic holiday songs, last Tuesday. Prompting some to drop a little extra in a nearby Salvation Army red kettle. The music drifted out into the parking lot and lingered. Sounds of the season.
Thursday, April 21, 2016

Legendary artist Prince dies at 57

Today’s news that the Purple Prince of Pop and R& B has passed away, stunned and shocked many  of his fans, friends, and fellow musicians. Prince reportedly died at his home in Chanhassen, Minnesota this morning at the age of 57. No cause of death was given. CNN is reporting some heart-broken fans are saying the icon’s death “is what it […]
Sunday, October 4, 2015

After 28 years Dodger organist calls it quits

It’s been a bumpy season for veteran Dodger organist, Nancy Bea Hefley, so perhaps that’s the reason she decided it was time to retire. You might remember, Hefley was the apparent target of a campaign to phase her out and replace her with “pre-recorded pop and hip hop music” at Dodger Stadium. Well, the fans took to social media and […]
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

LA KISS football co-owner rocker Paul Stanley writes a tell-all book

Paul Stanley, the frontman for the famous rock band KISS, is in the spotlight for two new ventures — arena football and writing his memoir. Stanley’s team, LA KISS, mixes, rock and roll, flashy productions, and football to create a new kind of entertainment. Last, Saturday, more than 12-thousand fans of the rock group KISS joined football lovers to watch […]
Sunday, March 16, 2014

Around the Southland: Gwyneth Paltrow’s new Malibu estate

Academy Award winning actress, Gwyneth Paltrow, and her rocker husband, Chris Martin, have a new getaway place on the ocean. The 4 bedroom and 3 bath home reportedly sits on an acre of secluded Malibu beach  and sold last month for $14 million, according to the Zillow blog. The home, once appeared in the Wall Street Journal, “… incorporates the outdoors […]
Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Beatle song to become a children’s book

  Ex-Beatle, Ringo Starr, will soon be a published children’s author. The rocker has snagged a deal with Simon & Schuster to turn his 1968 tune, “Octopus’s Garden” into an illustrated children’s book, according to a PR Newswire release. The song appeared on the Beatles album, “Abbey Road” (1969). The way the story goes, Starr composed the song while cruising […]
Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stevie Wonder gets a standing ovation at the White House

PBS stations across the country ran the premiere of the TV special, “The Motown Sound: In Performance at the White House,” last night. The concert recorded in the East Room of the White House back on February 24, 2011, was a celebration of Black History Month and the legendary soul/pop/rhythm and blues sound of Motown Records. Some of the great artists […]
Thursday, June 3, 2010

Photo Gallery: Sir Paul McCartney honored at the White House

Photo: Samantha Appleton/White House — Sir Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder performed their number one hit single from 1982, “Ebony and Ivory,” at a White House concert honoring the former-Beatle, last night. President Barack Obama presented Entertainer, Paul McCartney, with the nation’s highest award for extraordinary contributions to American music and culture in the East Room of the White House, June 2, […]