CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 14, 2012 |
A&M Records spent much of the 1960s, '70s and '80s as one of the leading independent labels in the music business, buoyed by a remarkably consistent string of hits from superstar acts, beginning with label co-founder Herb Alpert & the Tijuana Brass and continuing through the Carpenters, Carole King, Cat Stevens, Joe Cocker, Peter Frampton, the Police, Sting, the Go-Go's, Janet Jackson, Bryan Adams and many others. The one thing they had in common: Most weren't superstars when they came to A&M. "We don't sign big names," Gil Friesen, the longtime president of the label founded in 1962 by Alpert and business partner Jerry Moss, told Forbes in 1988.
HOME & GARDEN
September 25, 2010 |
Grammy-winning trumpeter Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco painting, coved ceilings, period arches and perhaps even room for a brass section in its 2,500 square feet of living space. The formal dining room opens to the living room, which flows into a family room to enable large-scale entertaining.
HOME & GARDEN
September 22, 2010 |
Multi-Grammy winner Herb Alpert and his wife, singer Lani Hall, have listed a house in Pacific Palisades at $2.6 million, the Multiple Listing Service shows. The restored Spanish-style home, built in 1928, sits on a bluff with ocean views. The two-story residence has handmade doors, stenciled beams, fresco painting, coved ceilings and period arches. The formal dining room opens to the living room, which flows into a family room to enable large-scale entertaining. Four bedrooms and three bathrooms lie within 2,500 square feet of living space.
July 28, 2010
Chinese immigrants: A story that ran July 19 in the LATExtra section about early Chinese immigrants to the U.S. noted that one individual, Jook Sue, who was traveling from Hong Kong, was granted permission to fly west. The story should have said that Sue was granted permission to fly to the West from Hong Kong. Diana Nyad: Bill Dwyre, in his column in Tuesday's Sports section, said 60-year-old long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad is a sports commentator on NPR. Nyad actually works for Santa Monica-based KCRW, an NPR affiliate.
July 25, 2010 |
Standing in a forest of sinuous, black totems spiraling into the lofty heights of the main room at Ace Gallery Beverly Hills, Herb Alpert is surrounded by an art form he has practiced for the last two decades — sculpture. By his account and that of those who know him, he's a man who lives on the right side of his brain — he percolates on the creative and the intuitive. "I do something every day, whether sculpting or painting," he says. "It definitely feeds my spirit when I sculpt or paint or blow the horn, that's an essential part of my being."
April 9, 2008 |
Eight-time Grammy winner and Los Angeles native Herb Alpert, who in November pledged $30 million to UCLA to establish the cross-disciplinary UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, has now given $15 million to the School of Music at the California Institute of the Arts. In recognition of the gift, to be announced today, the school will be renamed the Herb Alpert School of Music. "Are these gifts accelerating as I'm getting older? Not really," Alpert, 73, said Monday.