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Bruce Lundvall dies at 79; jazzman revived Blue Note Records

Bruce Lundvall's youthful ambition to become a jazz musician led him first to the trumpet and the piano and then to the saxophone, each proving to be a fruitless quest.

A slender allegory, but for Who fans, who cares?

That deaf, dumb and blind kid sure plays a mean pinball in “The Who’s Tommy” at the David Henry Hwang Theater. Although Des McAnuff and Pete Townshend’s Tony Award-winning 1993 stage adaptation of the Who’s rock opera recording still has its dramaturgical issues, that shouldn't keep the faithful...

Albert Pujols not in Angels' lineup, glad that hand injury wasn't worse

The inside of Albert Pujols’ left hand was still too sore and swollen to properly grip and swing a bat  Thursday, and the Angels slugger was not in the lineup for the series finale against the Toronto Blue Jays in the Rogers Centre.

Porridge and Puffs is closing. But don't worry, it's not for long

Minh Phan, the woman responsible for the city's current obsession with rice porridge, will close her modern brunch spot Field Trip (inside the Farmers Kitchen) to focus on Porridge and Puffs, the porridge pop-up Phan is running out of the Field Trip space a couple nights a week. 

The gorgeous but threatening world of Marion Estes

Some of the most gorgeous frogs on the planet are also the most poisonous. The same goes for Marion Estes’ new paintings at CB1 Gallery.

Indy 500 favorite Scott Dixon must cope with Penske trio, aerodynamics

With the arrival of Memorial Day weekend, the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500 is Sunday.

'Tomorrowland' expected to top Memorial Day Weekend at box office

Disney's "Tomorrowland" is likely going to launch at No. 1 during a slower Memorial Day weekend at the box office.

It's not just a 'California drought'

In a somber opening to wildfire season this month, federal and state officials meeting in Nevada warned that kindling-dry forests and a rainless forecast could lead multiple states in the Great Basin to erupt in flames at once, stretching firefighters and equipment thin across the region.

House Democrats call for end to immigrant family detention

Two House Democrats from California called for the Department of Homeland Security to end its practice of holding families seeking asylum in jail-like detention centers while they wait for their cases to play out.

The Boy Scouts of America's baby steps on accepting gay Scout leaders

Robert M. Gates, the former U.S. Defense secretary and current Boy Scouts of America president, earlier today urged the youth organization to, essentially, grow up and allow gays to serve in leadership roles.

Pepe Serna's onetime Eagle Rock home ready to cast a new owner

The onetime Eagle Rock home of prolific actor Pepe Serna and his wife, Diane, has come on the market for the first time in nearly two decades.

Cameron proposes to seize wages of immigrants in Britain illegally

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday announced a proposal to seize the wages of immigrants in the country illegally, treating them as criminal proceeds, as part of a crackdown designed to reduce migration into Britain.

Jasmine Swope's photographs make familiar sights seem almost alien

The relationship between photography and national parks is a long, varied and often fruitful one.

Corey Perry, Ducks say Mike Milbury should apologize for remarks

Few players in the NHL like Corey Perry, unless they’re playing alongside the Ducks’ irksome but productive right wing. But NBC commentator Mike Milbury might have taken that sentiment a bit too far in comments that clearly annoyed the Ducks when they were made aware of his remarks Thursday.

Blackhawks banking on durability to win playoff series against Ducks

The durability of the Chicago Blackhawks is something the Ducks are intent on testing.

Jim Kelly on Deflategate: Tom Brady knew about deflated balls

Hall of Fame quarterback Jim Kelly is the latest pundit to give his take on Tom Brady and the Deflategate saga.

Jillian Lauren's new memoir captures the joys and sorrows of adoption

"To be so unwanted and so wanted at the same time can cause a fault line in you," writes Jillian Lauren of her own experience of being adopted in her superb memoir, "Everything I Ever Wanted." Lauren, whose bestselling 2010 book, "Some Girls," chronicles her time in a harem, tracks a very different...

Rory McIlroy frustrated by first round at BMW PGA Championship

Suffice to say that Rory McIlroy was not a happy camper at the start of the BMW PGA Championship on Thursday.

Dogs split from the wolf pack earlier than thought, DNA analysis suggests

A new analysis of ancient wolf DNA has shed new light on the murky early history of man's best friend, suggesting that dogs split from wolves as many as 27,000 to 40,000 years ago -- not 11,000 to 16,000 years ago, as earlier genome research had proposed.

Santa Monica mansion from 'Entourage,' 'Beverly Hills Cop' asking $28.5 million

A Santa Monica mansion listed for sale at $28.5 million or for yearlong lease at $45,000 a month has had multiple brushes with celebrity.

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