March 4, 2014 |
Effusive praise is usually the order of the evening at gala awards ceremonies, but the news that James Cromwell will be the emcee March 15 when REDCAT and California Institute of the Arts confer their annual REDCAT Award on Herb Alpert raises certain questions. In his Oscar-nominated turn as the farmer in “Babe,” Cromwell may have set some kind of celluloid record for laconic expression, culminating in his closing encomium to the picture's titular wonder pig: “That'll do, pig. That'll do.” Only a beatific smile signaled this was praise, rather than, say, a warning to knock off the squealing.
November 15, 2013 |
Herb Alpert is giving $300,000 to the music department of Los Angeles City College. The announcement on Friday says the money from Alpert, a star trumpet player, former record business mogul and persistent arts philanthropist, will go toward a variety of uses. They include new computer equipment, musical instrument maintenance and two-year scholarships for students who, like Alpert in the old days, will have their own label - Herb Alpert Scholars (Alpert was the “A” in A&;M records, which he owned with Jerry Moss before selling out to the PolyGram conglomerate about 25 years ago)
January 29, 2013 |
For many native Angelenos like Gail Samuel, summertime concerts at the Hollywood Bowl are a Southern California ritual as eagerly anticipated as the opening-day bite of a Dodger Dog. This year Samuel will be taking her lifelong Bowl-going habit to a new level in her recently appointed role as chief operating officer of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which spends its summers at the Bowl. Her programming prescription for the venue, Samuel said, will hew closely to the Bowl's decades-old philosophy.
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.