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photographic montage of the first Rock stars from the 1950s
Keith Chaffee, January 22, 2018

On January 23, 1986, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted its first class of members.

group photo of various artists and musicians and LA Made logo
Tina Lerno, January 18, 2018

Get ready, we're preparing to launch Season 3 of the LA Made cultural programming series on February 1, 2018!

photograph of Janis Joplin singing into a mic
Keith Chaffee, January 15, 2018

Janis Joplin was born on January 19, 1943. Joplin was one of the most important rock singers of the late 1960s. Her recording career included only four albums, released in less than four years, but her style, personality, and voice have been influential on women in rock ever since.

Music Monday image of David Bowie
Keith Chaffee, January 08, 2018

David Bowie was born on January 8, 1947. Bowie was a singer, songwriter, and actor whose gift for re-inventing his image made him an influential pop star for almost fifty years.

Keith Chaffee, January 01, 2018

Hip-hop pioneer Grandmaster Flash was born on January 1, 1958.

graphic on right side of a nutcracker photo with text for music Monday nutcracker
Keith Chaffee, December 18, 2017

On December 18, 1892, the ballet The Nutcracker had its first performance, at the Mariinsky Theater in St. Petersburg, Russia. The choreography was by Marius Petipa and Lev Ivanov, and the music was by Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky. The ballet is based on a short story by E. T. A.

A photograph of Dionne Warwick
Keith Chaffee, December 11, 2017

On December 12, 1940, Dionne Warwick was born. Warwick has been one of the most popular singers of the last fifty years, with 69 singles making the pop charts. Aretha Franklin is the only woman with more hits.

88-key Casio Privia PX-350 Digital Piano
Alan Westby, December 05, 2017
The Art, Music & Recreation Department at Central Library will now be providing a musical keyboard for patron use in the depart

a photograph of Sara Bareilles
Keith Chaffee, December 04, 2017

Sara Bareilles was born on December 4, 1979.

Photograph of Michael Jackson reclining looking at the camera. From the early 80s
Keith Chaffee, November 27, 2017

On November 30, 1982, Michael Jackson's sixth album, Thriller, was released. Within a year, it became the best-selling album in history, and nothing has ever topped it.