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8 album covers of women jazz musicians
Eileen Ybarra, March 27, 2019

Jazz is one of my favorite music genres. I've been a fan for almost twenty years. For me, it started with listening to my parent's old jazz records on vinyl when I was in high school. Eventually, I moved onto CDs in college and then downloading mp3s.


Jack Nicholson in Chinatown (1974)
Alan Westby, March 11, 2019

The success and lasting popularity of the 1974 neo-noir classic, Chinatown, are often credited to Robert Towne's


LA Made logo surrounded by photos of performers
Tina Lerno, January 19, 2019

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 4 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 1, 2019!


Colorful collection of ukuleles
Marc Horton, January 19, 2019

Go ahead, admit it: you’ve always wanted to learn how to play an instrument. Maybe you tried the piano when you were a kid, but it was too hard. Maybe you received a guitar for Christmas one year, but it just collected dust in your closet. Introducing: the ukulele!


Donna Summer "Queen of Disco"
Keith Chaffee, December 28, 2018

Donna Summer was born on December 31, 1948. Summer is best remembered as the "Queen of Disco," but her career lasted for thirty years after the disco era ended. Summer was raised in Boston, and moved to New York after high school.


Engelbert Humperdinck and an illustration of his opera Hänsel und Gretel
Keith Chaffee, December 21, 2018

Engelbert Humperdinck's opera Hänsel und Gretel was first performed on December 23, 1893, in Weimar, Germany.


Singer/songwriter Gordon Lighfoot with his guitar
Keith Chaffee, November 16, 2018

Gordon Lightfoot was born on November 17, 1938. Lightfoot is a Canadian singer/songwriter whose songs have been recorded by dozens of artists, and who is best known for a string of hit records in the 1970s.


Dixie Chicks
Keith Chaffee, October 12, 2018

This week, we celebrate the birthdays of two of the three members of the country group the Dixie Chicks. Martie Maguire was born on October 12, 1969, and Natalie Maines was born on October 14, 1974.


Photograph of composer Guiseppe Verdi
Keith Chaffee, October 05, 2018

Giuseppe Verdi was born on October 9, 1813. Verdi was a composer of opera, and many of his works are among the most beloved operas in the repertoire. He had an unusually long career as a composer, spanning almost sixty years.


Music Friday logo and Jerry Lee Lewis
Keith Chaffee, September 28, 2018

The career of Jerry Lee Lewis began in a burst of glory before imploding in scandal; a decade later, he made one of the biggest and most unlikely comebacks in pop music.


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