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September 7, 2011
BOOKS George Pelecanos The mystery novelist and TV writer known for his work on "The Wire" will sign and discuss his latest book, "The Cut. " The novel tells the story of an Iraq war veteran turned private investigator hired by a crime boss to find out who has been stealing from his operation. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. (626) 449-5320. http://www.vromansbookstore.com. MUSIC Quincy Jones The Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate will make a rare live performance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a celebratory evening featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars and Friends.
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October 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Four years after his death, Michael Jackson has shown no signs of slowing down. In the last year, the late king of pop has earned $160 million, making him Forbes' top-earning dead celebrity . The Cirque du Soleil spectacles “Immortal” and “One” -- both anchored by Jackson's ubiquitous discography -- are currently dazzling audiences, and his hits have been repackaged in numerous compilations. But it's the way Jackson's music has been used to bolster posthumous projects that has drawn the ire of one of his most well-known collaborators and sparked a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.
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May 17, 2013 | By David Hay
The Hammer Museum exhibition opening May 25, "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living," redresses what curators consider a major omission in the history of Los Angeles Modernism. Jones, they argue, had as much, if not more, influence on Southern California architecture before his death in 1979 than many contemporaries who have since become icons of the era. Curators say Jones, who collaborated for much of his career with Frederick Emmons and lectured at USC for nearly three decades, has gone mostly unrecognized beyond his reputation for designing opulent houses for the wealthy, such as Sunnylands, the Walter Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage and Gary Cooper's stunning home in Holmby Hills.
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May 18, 2013 | By David Hay
The Tyre House, designed by A. Quincy Jones in the 1950s and recently restored by the Silver Lake architecture firm Escher GuneWardena , is a dreamy testament to Los Angeles' age of cool. Step inside the house's expansive, all-white living area and an 11-foot-high ceiling angles gracefully down toward a white brick fireplace that floats toward one end. Sliding glass doors open to a courtyard and pool on one side, to a steep driveway that disappears from sight on the other. Cork floors and a white sofa effortlessly sweeping along the wall add to the sensation of visual harmony.
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June 27, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
It's not that the creative team at Spotify doesn't trust its listeners -- more than 3 million are paid subscribers -- they just want to make it easier for users to discover the more than 16 million tracks on the popular online music streaming site. So, Spotify is slowly unveiling a series of artist-curated apps to ramp up the service's ability for music discovery.  “People said although they loved having the data, they wished we'd given them some ways to get started with it,” said Chester French frontman D.A. Wallach, who serves as Spotify's artist-in-residence.
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October 30, 2013 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
Four years after his death, Michael Jackson has shown no signs of slowing down. In the last year, the late king of pop has earned $160 million, making him Forbes' top-earning dead celebrity . The Cirque du Soleil spectacles “Immortal” and “One” -- both anchored by Jackson's ubiquitous discography -- are currently dazzling audiences, and his hits have been repackaged in numerous compilations. But it's the way Jackson's music has been used to bolster posthumous projects that has drawn the ire of one of his most well-known collaborators and sparked a multimillion-dollar lawsuit.
NEWS
October 4, 2007 | From the Associated Press
Music impresario Quincy Jones was among six musicians named as National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Masters for 2008. The 2008 Jazz Masters were announced Tuesday night at a ceremony hosted by NEA Chairman Dana Gioia at the Jazz at Lincoln Center venue named after trumpeter Dizzy Gillespie, who was among the first group of Jazz Masters in 1982.
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April 19, 2008 | Tina Daunt, Times Staff Writer
WHATEVER anyone else decides, Quincy Jones said Friday that he will participate in the Beijing Olympics. The musical legend has been under increasing pressure to withdraw as an artistic advisor to the Games because of China's close ties with the Sudanese government, which is accused of carrying out genocide against its own people in Darfur. (Steven Spielberg announced in February that he was abandoning his Olympics role for that reason.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | By Jay Jones
They were born within minutes of each other nearly 80 years ago, and on April 13, jazz great Quincy Jones and British actor Michael Caine will celebrate their birthdays together at a star-studded party at the MGM Grand resort. The Power of Love Gala is a fundraiser for the Las Vegas -based Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health . Tickets start at $1,500 a person, but the price includes an evening's worth of activities, beginning with a dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay.
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June 30, 2009 | Quincy Jones
Like the world, last week I was devastated by the news that Michael Jackson had suddenly left the room. This blessed artist commanded the stage with the grace of an antelope, shattered recording industry records and broke down cultural boundaries around the world, yet remained the gentlest of souls. Michael Jackson was a different kind of entertainer. A man-child in many ways, he was beyond professional and dedicated. Evoking Fred Astaire, Sammy Davis Jr.
NEWS
May 17, 2013 | By David Hay
The Hammer Museum exhibition opening May 25, "A. Quincy Jones: Building for Better Living," redresses what curators consider a major omission in the history of Los Angeles Modernism. Jones, they argue, had as much, if not more, influence on Southern California architecture before his death in 1979 than many contemporaries who have since become icons of the era. Curators say Jones, who collaborated for much of his career with Frederick Emmons and lectured at USC for nearly three decades, has gone mostly unrecognized beyond his reputation for designing opulent houses for the wealthy, such as Sunnylands, the Walter Annenberg estate in Rancho Mirage and Gary Cooper's stunning home in Holmby Hills.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | By Jay Jones
They were born within minutes of each other nearly 80 years ago, and on April 13, jazz great Quincy Jones and British actor Michael Caine will celebrate their birthdays together at a star-studded party at the MGM Grand resort. The Power of Love Gala is a fundraiser for the Las Vegas -based Cleveland Clinic Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health . Tickets start at $1,500 a person, but the price includes an evening's worth of activities, beginning with a dinner prepared by celebrity chefs Wolfgang Puck and Gordon Ramsay.
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September 7, 2012 | By Ashley Powers, Los Angeles Times
Steve Wynn and Joe Francis provided a crash course this week in how rich men settle scores. The Las Vegas casino mogul and the "Girls Gone Wild" impresario have been publicly warring since 2008. Their feud began as many do: with one man, Wynn, claiming the other, Francis, owed him money. It escalated to name-calling. Then incendiary accusations involving prostitution and death threats. So Wynn and Francis did what men of their pocketbook size often do: They called their attorneys.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | By Gerrick D. Kennedy
It's not that the creative team at Spotify doesn't trust its listeners -- more than 3 million are paid subscribers -- they just want to make it easier for users to discover the more than 16 million tracks on the popular online music streaming site. So, Spotify is slowly unveiling a series of artist-curated apps to ramp up the service's ability for music discovery.  “People said although they loved having the data, they wished we'd given them some ways to get started with it,” said Chester French frontman D.A. Wallach, who serves as Spotify's artist-in-residence.
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January 27, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Stars bundled up. Studio execs forked over cash. Everyone got headaches from altitude (and hangovers). The Sundance Film Festival's opening weekend has come and gone again, leaving a trail of exhausted but excited independent filmmakers and happier, swag-laden celebs. Here's a guide to who partied where in Park City, Utah. Bing Bar: With deep leather couches and three floors of open bars, the Claimjumper Hotel was transformed by search engine Bing to house film junkets, cocktail parties and a performance series that included stand-up from Aziz Ansari and concerts from Cobra Starship, the Civil Wars and the biggest party draw — a 45-minute set from rapper Drake.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 7, 2011
BOOKS George Pelecanos The mystery novelist and TV writer known for his work on "The Wire" will sign and discuss his latest book, "The Cut. " The novel tells the story of an Iraq war veteran turned private investigator hired by a crime boss to find out who has been stealing from his operation. Vroman's Bookstore, 695 E. Colorado Blvd., Pasadena. 7 p.m. (626) 449-5320. http://www.vromansbookstore.com. MUSIC Quincy Jones The Grammy-winning multi-hyphenate will make a rare live performance at the Hollywood Bowl as part of a celebratory evening featuring the Global Gumbo All-Stars and Friends.
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July 18, 1990 | BILL HIGGINS
The Scene: Party Monday night at the Roxbury restaurant and club thrown by Time Warner executives Steven Ross and Nick Nicholas to launch the Quincy Jones Entertainment Co., a joint venture of Jones and Time Warner Enterprises. It was part reception, part dinner, part hype. In the words of one bartender, "This isn't a soiree; this is a fete." Who Was There: All the Time Warner brass, including but not limited to Ross, Nicholas, Bob Daly, Rob Friedman and Terry Semel.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2011
SUNDAY Rufus Sewell is "Zen. " That's not a description of his spiritual state but rather a nickname for Aurelio Zeno, the Italian police detective he plays in this new series of thrillers on "Masterpiece Mystery!" (KOCE, 9 p.m.) Of meth and men: Emmy winner Bryan Cranston is back in business as the cancer-stricken high school chemistry teacher who knows what's "cooking" when the dark, drug-themed drama "Breaking Bad" returns for a fourth season. (AMC, 10 p.m.) MONDAY Perhaps the greatest feat a certain boy wizard ever performed was turning his creator from welfare mom into bestselling novelist.
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