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March 10, 1988 | United Press International
Singer Andy Gibb, who rose to fame in the 1970s in the footsteps of his three older Bee Gees brothers, died today in a hospital near Oxford. He was 30 years old. The cause of death, which came five days after Gibbs's 30th birthday, was not immediately announced. "Andy Gibb was taken ill with stomach pains on Monday and was admitted to the hospital for observation. The reason for his death has yet to be announced," a spokeswoman for Island Records said.
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April 1, 2014 | By Randy Lewis
A lyric from the title track from New Zealand rocker Neil Finn's new solo album, "Dizzy Heights," crystallizes much of what the erstwhile member of Crowded House, Split Enz and the Finn Brothers is up to on his latest work. "Help me make up a new sound," he sings, and indeed, much of what he's created for "Dizzy Heights" embodies that idea with spacious aural landscapes and often exotic arrangements surrounding lyrics that delve into a multiplicity of emotions. It's often a far cry from the Beatle-esque pop with which Finn built his reputation as one of the finest songwriters of the 1980s and '90s.
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February 6, 2006 | Geoff Boucher
This week the Bee Gees and Warner Music Group will make it clear that, with the looming 30th anniversary of "Saturday Night Fever," they expect the group's classic disco hits will be staying very alive in the pop consciousness. Warner's Rhino Entertainment plans to announce that it has a new worldwide deal in place to revisit the original master recordings and unreleased material from the music library of the Bee Gees, who were the Brothers Gibb: Barry, Robin and the late Maurice.
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March 1, 2014 | By Mikael Wood
It looks (and sounds) like something conceived by the jokers at Funny or Die. But evidently Bruce Springsteen wasn't kidding when he performed a rather growly cover of Lorde's "Royals" during his concert Saturday in that young pop star's hometown of Auckland, New Zealand. Strumming an acoustic guitar in the mournful-folky manner to which his fans are accustomed, Springsteen chews through Lorde's lyrics about never having seen a diamond in the flesh in a video clip posted on YouTube (and brought to the attention of Pop & Hiss by the devoted Springsteen enthusiasts at Rolling Stone)
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July 13, 2004
Re "Do You See What I See?" (July 6): Another header for this article: "Where Disco Went." Its venue, Pacific Coast Highway, every weekend, where these Day-Glo Spandex groupies congregate to arrogantly play chicken with all motorized vehicles. At least they're not riding to their music. Ron Romanosky Tustin I wear brightly colored jerseys because I want to be visible to motorists. I've had too many close calls on the road, particularly on fast stretches of highway such as PCH. Ed Johnson Cerritos
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August 19, 2003 | From Associated Press
The will of Bee Gees member Maurice Gibb leaves his widow, Yvonne, more than $2 million, their six homes and all ownership in copyrights and musical compositions. The couple, married for nearly 30 years, owned two homes in England, two in Miami Beach, one in Spain and one in the Bahamas. Most are now up for sale.
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September 27, 1987 | PAUL GREIN
The Bee Gees have just released their first album in six years, but don't look for a prime-time TV special or a global satellite hook-up to herald their return. It's not that the Brothers Gibb--Barry, Robin and Maurice--aren't bullish about their new album, "ESP" (see review, Page 99). It's that they're still trying to live down the last wave of hype that surrounded--and nearly sunk--them a decade ago.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2012 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62. Gibb died Sunday after battling cancer and while recuperating from intestinal surgery, family spokesman Doug Wright announced. This spring Gibb had been hospitalized in London with advanced colorectal cancer. He had intestinal surgery in March and, after contracting pneumonia, was unable to attend the April 10 premiere in London of "The Titanic Requiem," a classical composition he wrote with his son, Robin-John, to coincide with the 100th anniversary observance of the luxury ocean liner's sinking.
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January 23, 2003 | From Associated Press
The Bee Gees name died with Maurice Gibb, said one of the surviving band members Wednesday. Robin Gibb said he and older brother Barry no longer would use the name under which they and their brother Maurice performed for more than 30 years. "Anything we do, we will do together, but it'll be as brothers -- not under the name of the Bee Gees. That will be reserved in history as the three of us," Robin Gibb told Britain's "GMTV" television show.
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January 12, 2003 | From Associated Press
Maurice Gibb, a member of the famed disco band the Bee Gees, died Saturday, his family said. He was 53. Gibb, who joined with his twin and older brother to harmonize their way to becoming one of the best-selling musical groups ever, suffered cardiac arrest before undergoing emergency surgery for a blocked intestine. He was admitted Wednesday to Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami, and underwent surgery Thursday.
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January 15, 2014 | Randall Roberts, Pop Music Critic
Beyonce, "Beyonce" (Columbia) Though she certainly doesn't need the press, Beyonce's self-titled new album is a daring, and notable, pop album. Through 14 tracks and 17 accompanying music videos, the Houston-raised singer proves that she still rules not just pop but R&B - and that she might be absorbing husband Jay Z's way around a rhymed stanza. At times it's progressive: "Haunted" during a break feels like Madonna's "Ray of Light" sessions, chopped-and-screwed Houston-style.
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September 16, 2013 | By Mary MacNamara, This post has been corrected. See the note at the bottom for details.
It's important to remember that Oprah wasn't Oprah until, you know, she was an event that occurred only after years working as a host for a variety of shows. I say this because Queen Latifah debuted her daytime talk show, "The Queen Latifah Show," Monday. Every new daytime host is rated on a scale of 1 to Oprah, but if you are a curvy black woman who is also an actress seeking to create "a safe space" in which people will feel comfortable enough to share things with you, well, that comparison has to be intense.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 2013
Al Coury Record company executive Al Coury, 78, a longtime record company executive who helped propel the "Saturday Night Fever" and "Grease" soundtracks to the top of the pop charts in the 1970s as chief of the RSO record label, died Thursday in Thousand Oaks of complications from a stroke, his family announced. After 17 years at Capitol Records, Coury became president of RSO in 1976, when entertainment entrepreneur Robert Stigwood launched the label with a roster led by Eric Clapton and the Bee Gees.
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June 12, 2013 | By Philip Brandes
Though Shakespeare's Bottom claimed his dream was “past the wit of man” to describe, it's well within the wit of the Troubadour Theater Company to revive in spectacular sequin-studded style with the return of “A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream” to Burbank's Falcon Theatre. Even by the Troubies' typically reliable comic standards, this commedia dell'arte-infused mash-up of classical lit and pop culture is an exceptionally hilarious and energetic  romp. Arguably the zaniest of Shakespeare's comedies, “A Midsummer Night's Dream” - with its interwoven narrative triad of frantic, mismatched lovers, mischievous prankster fairies and oafish would-be thespians - lends itself particularly well to the slapstick clowning and improvised fourth wall demolition that are the Troubie's forte.
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May 31, 2012
American author Madeline Miller was awarded the Orange Prize for fiction at a ceremony in London on Wednesday. It was for Miller's first book, the novel "The Song of Achilles," and marked the occasion of the last Orange Prize, worth about $47,000. It was announced last week that telecom company Orange would cease sponsoring the 17-year-old prize, which is awarded to a female author for a work of fiction written in English. Newcomer Miller was the dark horse in this year's race.
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May 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, This post has been corrected, as detailed below.
Many poetic tributes have been made to Robin Gibb, the beloved singer who passed on Sunday after a long battle with cancer, including some 140-character thoughts from his Hollywood admirers. "We have lost a truly brilliant musician today. One of my idols. My heart goes out to the Gibb family in this time of sorrow...RIP Robin," wrote Justin Timberlake, who famously portrayed Robin several times on "Saturday Night Live" alongside Jimmy Fallon's Barry Gibb. An embattled John Travolta spoke out (despite his ongoing masseuse scandal)
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January 31, 1997 | ROBERT HILBURN
The recent election of the Bee Gees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame triggered an unusually large amount of snickering, largely from those who saw the Brothers Gibb and their "Saturday Night Fever" flurry of hits in the '70s as targets of rock's old "death to disco" crusade. Even before then, however, the Bee Gees largely had been dismissed as a somewhat plastic trio that knew how to craft hit singles but had little of the soulful vitality of the R&B and rock strains from which the Gibbs drew.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 21, 2012 | By Claire Noland, Los Angeles Times
Robin Gibb, a singer and songwriter who joined two of his brothers in forming the Bee Gees pop group that helped define the sound of the disco era with the best-selling 1977 soundtrack to"Saturday Night Fever," has died. He was 62. Gibb died Sunday after battling cancer and while recuperating from intestinal surgery, family spokesman Doug Wright announced. This spring Gibb had been hospitalized in London with advanced colorectal cancer. He had intestinal surgery in March and, after contracting pneumonia, was unable to attend the April 10 premiere in London of "The Titanic Requiem," a classical composition he wrote with his son, Robin-John, to coincide with the 100th anniversary observance of the luxury ocean liner's sinking.
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April 24, 2012
Sometimes bigger is better when buying art by committee. At this year's Collectors Committee weekend, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art bought $2.5 million worth of artwork to add to its permanent collection, including two larger-than-life works: a 60-foot-long Robert Rauschenberg screenprint that shows a collage of newspaper articles from 1970, bought for $775,000; and a nearly 10-foot-tall elevator surround that Louis Sullivan designed around...
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