As a musical biography, “A Night With Janis Joplin” is pretty much a bust. The book by Randy Johnson, who also helmed, skims lightly over the singer's Texas childhood and her tenure with Big Brother…
Major record labels have filed suit against SiriusXM, claiming that the satellite radio giant has failed to recompense them for the airplay of thousands of classic recordings made before 1972. The…
It is Dead Lady Singers Week in the Southland. Tracie Bennett opens Wednesday night as Judy Garland in “End of the Rainbow” at the Ahmanson. And Mary Bridget Davies essays the late, great rocker in…
Paying tribute to the titular northern Alabama burg that's home to world-famous recording studios, as well as to the men who shaped them and the artists who shone there, Greg Camalier's debut feature…
Jules Chaikin, lead trumpet with the big bands of Stan Kenton and Les Brown, studio musician, music contractor and contributor to film scores, died of heart failure on Nov. 23 in Cabo San Lucas…
When a vocalist of Aretha Franklin's stature has a free full-length concert, it should be no surprise that it drew the biggest crowd for the series in 33 years.
Aretha Franklin will receive a massive tribute on March 22, when Columbia Legacy releases the 12-disc set "Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete On Columbia."
Few know that the recording session of Aretha Franklin's 1972 album "Amazing Grace" was captured on film by Sydney Pollack.
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