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October 13, 1989
Composer Joe Harnell and actress Jaclyn Smith will be honored by Women in Show Business at its 29th anniversary gala at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Harnell, a Grammy winner for "Fly Me to the Moon," and composer of numerous film and television scores, has been named "Angel of the Year" for his continued support of the Women in Show Business. Smith will receive the Bella Rackoff Humanitarian Award for her work as honorary chairwoman of the Crippled Children's Society.
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July 17, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joe Harnell, a Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger and conductor, died Thursday of heart failure at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, according to his publicist. He was 80. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Harnell began studying piano when he was 6 and started his professional career as a jazz pianist at 14. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in music. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces during World War II, touring with the Glenn Miller Air Force band.
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July 17, 2005 | From a Times Staff Writer
Joe Harnell, a Grammy Award-winning pianist, arranger and conductor, died Thursday of heart failure at Sherman Oaks Hospital in Sherman Oaks, according to his publicist. He was 80. Born in the Bronx, N.Y., Harnell began studying piano when he was 6 and started his professional career as a jazz pianist at 14. He graduated from the University of Miami with a degree in music. He enlisted in the Army Air Forces during World War II, touring with the Glenn Miller Air Force band.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 1989
Composer Joe Harnell and actress Jaclyn Smith will be honored by Women in Show Business at its 29th anniversary gala at 6:30 p.m. on Nov. 4 at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. Harnell, a Grammy winner for "Fly Me to the Moon," and composer of numerous film and television scores, has been named "Angel of the Year" for his continued support of the Women in Show Business. Smith will receive the Bella Rackoff Humanitarian Award for her work as honorary chairwoman of the Crippled Children's Society.
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September 29, 1994 | CHRISTINA V. GODBEY
Joe Harnell's musical career began on a high note. Six decades later, the Sherman Oaks pianist and composer is still performing. Friday night he brings his music to Santa Monica for a concert. Harnell will perform a program that includes some of his own compositions as well as those of great American composers such as Cole Porter and Ira Gershwin. Singer Janna Brown will join him for several numbers.
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May 7, 1988 | LEONARD FEATHER
If Marlene VerPlanck can sing a paean to a soup, a soap, a sauce or a cigarette, she can certainly do even better justice to a Berlin, a Kern, a Bacharach or a Porter.
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January 28, 1993 | BRIDGET BYRNE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
"I'm a Michael Feinstein groupie," admitted Betty White, who first met Feinstein in 1988 in London, where they participated in a Royal Variety Performance for the Queen Mother. The Golden Girl watched with amusement and understanding as those who shared her enthusiasm for the entertainer swarmed around him at a reception after the Jewish National Fund Gala '93 Tuesday evening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 11, 2000
Grammy-winning composer-arranger Joe Harnell (who wrote "Fly Me to the Moon") has penned tunes for Peggy Lee, Judy Garland, Pearl Bailey and a host of others throughout his distinguished career. He's joined by vocalist Janna Brown in an evening of songs sure to spur your memories. * Joe Harnell, Janna Brown at the Beverly Hills Public Library, 444 N. Rexford Drive, Beverly Hills. 5 p.m. $20. (310) 471-3979.
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January 17, 1997 | DON HECKMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Reissues are becoming an increasingly important part of the jazz record business. Well aware of that fact, veteran producer Joel Dorn, who has worked with everyone from Roberta Flack and Bette Midler to Charles Mingus and Eddie Harris, has created 32 Jazz, a new independent label dedicated to repackaging more than 600 jazz, blues, R&B and Latin masters recorded over the past 25 years.
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July 28, 1992 | BILL KOHLHAASE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
To hear Joe Massimino tell it, he would never have impressed Tommy Dorsey, or gone on to a career as pianist to the stars, if his father hadn't sat him down at an early age to listen to "T.D.'s Boogie." "My father was a musician," Massimino, 56, said during a recent phone conversation from his home in Tustin, "and he used to sit me in front of the hi-fi and play all these bands, all these piano players.
BOOKS
August 26, 2001
TODAY BURBANK: Opening reception with Rob Cohen & David Wollock ("Etiquette for Outlaws"), Wax Poetic Salon & Gallery, 3208 W. Magnolia Blvd., 4 p.m. (818) 843-9469. GARDEN GROVE: Paula Woods signs "Stormy Weather: A Charlotte Justice Mystery," Coffee, Tea & Mystery, 11931 Valley View St., 1 p.m. (714) 898-2583. LOS ANGELES: Publication party for and reading by David Graham ("Casting About"), Skylight Books, 1818 N Vermont Ave, 5 P.M. (323) 323 660-1175.
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May 25, 1992 | SYLVIE DRAKE, TIMES THEATER CRITIC
It's Tin Pan Alley, it's Erte, it's all-singing, all-dancing and all designed to breathe opulent life into some of the best and cleverest popular music to come out of four prolific decades of the 20th Century: the 1920s through the 1950s. Nostalgia time? For some, undoubtedly. You might even say for most, judging from the age range of the audience at "Stardust's" press opening Friday.
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