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Hall of Fame must not limit inductees


Starting from those formative toddler years, I soaked up everything that my parents enjoyed. When it came to music, I was stuck with what they liked. It wasn’t until much later that I discovered all of the music out there. I appreciated the revolutionary musical groundwork laid by The Beatles, all while blasting Run-DMC in […]

Loving songs perfect for Valentine’s Day


The Beatles—“She’s Leaving Home” The other songs on Sgt. Peppers, heavyweight singles like “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” and “A Day in the Life,” tend to steal the spotlight from “She’s Leaving Home.” Nevertheless this is perhaps the album’s most beautiful vignette. A girl escapes her home for love and adventure and meanwhile her […]

Musical breakups are inevitable but often for the best


When a band breaks up or goes on hiatus, it can be shocking, even devastating, to its members and listeners. But with the music industry in a slump, breakups are more common than ever. The outlook, however, is not one of despair, but one of hope: Reunions are also starting to spread like wildfire. Fame […]

Haute Highlights


24-Hour Musical Sunday, UCLA Ackerman Grand Ballroom, 8 p.m. Usually, theater shows take months to prepare. Actors must memorize lines, the stage blocking must be choreographed, the set must be built and the list goes on and on. So what happens when you give a cast and crew exactly 24 hours to complete a production […]

For McCartney, third time’s a charm with understated wedding


Sir Paul McCartney, 69, walked down the aisle a third time this Sunday, marrying his fiancé Nancy Shevell, 51, on the day former bandmate John Lennon would have turned 71. The two became man and wife at London’s Westminster registry office at the old Marylebone Town Hall, the site where he married his first wife […]

EMI bidding war won’t damage artists, labels


The music biz is on its toes right now as the second round of bidding for the auction of EMI Music draws near. EMI, which holds labels such as Capitol Records and Parlophone Records, is being auctioned off by its current owner Citigroup after operating in the red for an untimely period of time. But […]