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August 15, 2008
Helms obituary: The obituary of steel guitar player Don Helms in Thursday's California section stated that the Hank Williams recordings featuring Helms included "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry." Steel guitarist Jerry Byrd performed on that recording.
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April 27, 2014 | Ben Bolch
L.A. Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who for 30 years has presided over the city's second NBA franchise, became the object of national outrage and the target of an NBA investigation Saturday after allegedly making derogatory remarks about blacks. In an audio recording, released by celebrity gossip site TMZ, a person identified as Sterling argues with his girlfriend, criticizing her for posting a picture of herself on Instagram posing with Lakers legend Magic Johnson. "It bothers me a lot that you want to broadcast that you're associating with black people," Sterling allegedly says, later adding, "I'm just saying, in your ... Instagrams, you don't have to have yourself with, walking with black people.
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
This post has been updated. See note below for details. Pink Floyd's “Dark Side of the Moon” is no longer just the rock album that has logged more weeks than any other on Billboard's national album chart nor merely the one acid heads favored for syncing up as a twisted soundtrack for “The Wizard of Oz.” It's also now going into the 2012 National Recording Registry, one of 25 recordings over the last century singled out for their “cultural,...
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Louis Sahagun, Maura Dolan and Kurt Streeter
As the Clippers struggled through a playoff loss in Oakland, the pressure on team owner Donald Sterling mounted Sunday with the release of additional minutes of a racially charged recording and a flurry of denunciations from President Obama, NBA players, fans and even the NAACP that had sought to honor him. The comments about blacks that were attributed to Sterling show "the United States continues to wrestle with the legacy of race and slavery and...
ENTERTAINMENT
November 30, 2012 | by Randall Roberts
Metallica has gone indie. The band announced on Friday that it has officially left its longtime home, the Warner Music Group, taken its master recordings and formed a new independent label, Blackened Recordings. All forthcoming Metallica projects -- including future studio albums, reissues, live recordings and long- and short-form video work -- will come out via Blackened. The label will also handle its own marketing and promotion, and be distributed by WMG reissue subsidiary Rhino Entertainment.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2013 | By Randy Lewis
A new perspective on L.A. country-rock band Lone Justice arrives Jan. 14 with the release of “This Is Lone Justice-The Vaught Tapes, 1983,” a collection of live-in-the-studio recordings the band made as its career was heating up. The band, fronted by singer Maria McKee, entered a Van Nuys recording studio in December 1983 with engineer David Vaught and recorded versions of a dozen of the songs that were a core part of the group's set at the...
ENTERTAINMENT
February 13, 2013 | By Randy Lewis, Los Angeles Times
A broad-scale plan to preserve the nation's cultural heritage captured on sound recordings and to make more than a century's worth of recorded materials more widely available for educational purposes is being unveiled Wednesday at the Library of Congress in Washington. James H. Billington, the Librarian of Congress, was scheduled to introduce the library's comprehensive National Recording Preservation Plan, the library's response to Congress' passing of the National Recording Preservation Act of 2000.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Orange County prosecutors have ended their quest to use recorded conversations between the alleged Seal Beach mass killer and a jailhouse informant, which they had hoped could put the man on death row. Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Howard Gundy told the court Tuesday he would concede a defense motion which argued that tapes of alleged gunman Scott Dekraai and informant Fernando Perez were obtained in violation of Dekraai's 6th amendment rights. The recordings spurred a wide-ranging defense investigation into the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 22, 2014 | By Paloma Esquivel
Orange County prosecutors have ended their quest to use recorded conversations between the suspect in the Seal Beach mass killing and a jailhouse informant, which they had hoped could put the man on death row. Senior Deputy Dist. Atty. Howard Gundy told the court Tuesday he would concede a defense motion arguing that tapes of Scott Dekraai and informant Fernando Perez were obtained in violation of Dekraai's 6th Amendment rights. The recordings spurred a wide-ranging defense investigation into the use of jailhouse informants in Orange County.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 2013 | By Mark Swed
Sites for CD-quality and studio master downloads: Qobuz: This French site is now the world's best megastore record store for downloads. While the catalog is not quite as deep as Amazon or iTunes, it offers a vast wealth of recordings available as downloads in CD quality and often hi-def. Plus it has a wealth of unbelievable bargains, although you have to search for them. HDtracks: Although the selection is fairly limited, this pioneering U.S. site has hi-def recordings you won't find anywhere else and is especially good at providing astonishingly rich remasterings of classic '50s and '60s jazz, rock and classical.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Adolfo Flores and Bettina Boxall
An audio recording said to be of Clippers team owner Donald Sterling making racist statements is authentic, and a woman named V. Stiviano did not release it to any news outlets, her attorney said in an e-mail Sunday to the Los Angeles Times. The 15-minute recording is part of a one-hour conversation between Sterling and his client, V. Stiviano, attorney Mac Nehoray said in the e-mail. Nehoray, of the Calabasas-based Nehoray Legal Group, is representing Stiviano in a civil lawsuit brought against her by Sterling's wife, Rochelle.
SPORTS
April 27, 2014 | By Dylan Hernandez
Matt Kemp suddenly found himself linked to the Donald Sterling scandal Sunday. In the hours leading up to the Dodgers' 6-1 defeat by the Colorado Rockies, the celebrity gossip site TMZ released a second audio recording of what was said to be a conversation between the Clippers owner and a woman described in court filings as his girlfriend. The female voice in the recording promised to remove from her Instagram account a picture of her with Kemp. On a recorded conversation released earlier, a man identified as Sterling chided a female friend for "associating with black people.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 27, 2014 | By Ruben Vives and David Zahniser
The National Assn. for the Advancement of Colored People announced Sunday that Donald Sterling will not receive an honor amid controversy over a recording said to be of the Clippers team owner making racist remarks. The Los Angeles chapter of the NAACP had been scheduled to give Sterling the group's lifetime achievement award at its May 15 banquet.  "He is not receiving a lifetime achievement award from the NAACP," Lorraine Miller, NAACP interim vice president, told NBC's "Meet the Press.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Eric Sondheimer
 The state track and field championships are a little more than a month away, and Curtis Godin of Santa Ana Mater Dei keeps turning in top performances no matter where he is running. At the Orange County championships on Saturday at Mission Viejo, the UCLA-bound Godin set meet records in winning the 100 in 10.53 seconds and the 200 in 21.09. David Bean of Orange Lutheran won the pole vault at 15-9. Mater Dei's Ashlyn Rambo set a meet record in winning the 800 in 2:09.01.
SPORTS
April 26, 2014 | By Nathan Fenno
Vitriol toward Clippers owner Donald Sterling surged through social media Saturday as outrage over his alleged racist comments in an audio recording found a home in tweets, Facebook posts and Instagram snapshots. The anger, usually attached to the fast-growing #DonaldSterling and #BoycottClippers hashtags, crossed the nation. It united hard-core basketball fans and sports neophytes, celebrities and everyday people, young and old in their condemnation of the 80-year-old Sterling. They wondered how he could remain owner.
SPORTS
April 25, 2014 | By Lance Pugmire
The Ducks knew they could count on home-ice advantage, not necessarily their power-play prowess. However, in a moment-of-truth Game 5 played before another standing-room-only crowd at Honda Center, they beat the Dallas Stars, 6-2, by setting a team playoff record with four power-play goals. Top-seeded Anaheim took a 3-2 lead in the Western Conference first-round series, with Game 6 Sunday in Texas. Ducks center and captain Ryan Getzlaf steadily gave the 17,334 in attendance reason to roar after missing Game 4 with an upper-body injury.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 4, 2014 | By Rick Schultz
"Vladimir Horowitz: Live at Carnegie Hall" Vladimir Horowitz's technical ease, power, wide color palette, singing tone and musicianship sent other now-legendary pianists, including Rudolf Serkin, Arthur Rubinstein and Claudio Arrau, back to the practice room. Serkin said Horowitz "opened a new world for me," and Rubinstein admitted in his autobiography to feeling jealous after hearing Horowitz's near note-perfect playing. Arrau's own mother turned to him after a Horowitz recital and said, "He plays better than you. " Most baby boomers never got to hear that Horowitz, when his technique was unsurpassed.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 25, 2013 | By Nicole Santa Cruz, Los Angeles Times
Prosecutors were ordered Friday to hand over material about a jailhouse informant who helped authorities secretly record hours of conversation with the man accused of gunning down eight people in the deadliest mass shooting in Orange County history. The recordings were made a week after the arrest of Scott Dekraai, 43, in the 2011 midday rampage at a Seal Beach salon where his ex-wife worked. Defense attorney Scott Sanders argued that he needs more information about the informant and his involvement with other criminal cases, including Dekraai's, to determine whether his client's right to a fair trial has been violated.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 2014 | By David Zahniser
The Times filed a motion Friday opposing a court order that would bar public access to records in a sexual harassment case involving Los Angeles City Councilman Jose Huizar. The newspaper said it is seeking to be heard on the public's right to access records in the lawsuit filed last year by former Huizar Deputy Chief of Staff Francine Godoy because the case involves "matters of substantial public interest. " Huizar attorney Dennis Walsh filed paperwork four weeks ago seeking a protective order to prohibit disclosure of "private and sensitive information" until it becomes evidence at trial.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2014 | By David Zucchino
LATTA, S.C. - Police Chief Crystal Moore was born and raised in this tiny farming crossroads and served as a volunteer police dispatcher while she was still in high school. She became the town's first female officer with a sterling 23-year record on the force - until she was ordered into the mayor's office this month and summarily fired. Mayor Earl Bullard handed Moore a list of seven reprimands citing, among other alleged transgressions, questioning authority and failing to maintain order at a council meeting.
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