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April 6, 2002 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After 17 months in "exile," Roz and Howard Larman are finally returning home Sunday night. Home in this case is public radio station KPFK-FM (90.7), where the husband-and-wife radio team hosted a folk- and roots-oriented music program for more than 30 years. During their long tenure, the Larmans became an institution in the local folk underground as they helped expose music and artists usually ignored by commercial radio.
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April 6, 2002 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
After 17 months in "exile," Roz and Howard Larman are finally returning home Sunday night. Home in this case is public radio station KPFK-FM (90.7), where the husband-and-wife radio team hosted a folk- and roots-oriented music program for more than 30 years. During their long tenure, the Larmans became an institution in the local folk underground as they helped expose music and artists usually ignored by commercial radio.
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November 17, 2000
Jackson Browne, Harry Shearer, Van Dyke Parks, Katy Moffatt and Peter Case are among the artists who will perform at a benefit concert for "FolkScene," the music program that recently was dropped by KPFK-FM (90.7). The event at the Troubadour in West Hollywood on Nov. 28 will raise money to help "FolkScene" producers Howard and Roz Larman pay for legal expenses incurred in trying to resolve their dispute with KPFK management.
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October 27, 2000 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For 30 years, Howard and Roz Larman's "FolkScene" radio program on KPFK-FM (90.7) has been a unifying force in Los Angeles' small but dedicated folk music community. "It's our line of communication," explains Elaine Weissman, executive director of the California Traditional Music Society and the head of the annual Solstice Folk Music, Dance and Storytelling Festival in Calabasas. "It's our umbilical cord to the folk community and the larger community."
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December 23, 1999 | JON MATSUMOTO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Married couples who host folk music programs at public radio stations might appear to be a pretty obscure category. But not at KPFK-FM (90.7), whose listeners can begin each weekend with John and Deanne Davis' Saturday-morning folk music show, "Heartfelt Music," and close the weekend with Roz and Howard Larman's "FolkScene" on Sunday nights. To a certain extent, the Larmans and the Davises live parallel existences.
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April 14, 1998 | MIKE BOEHM
I think that Southern California has more pain than we can say, 'Cause it wants to travel back in time, but it just can't leave L.A. --from "Southern California Wants to Be Western New York," by Dar Williams * Dar Williams couldn't be more correct. In terms of sustaining a vital folk music scene, our oasis at the desert's edge has gone dry. Los Angeles and Orange County have contributed almost nothing to the '90s wave of strong, nationally known folk-based or folk-inspired singer-songwriters.
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November 26, 2000
Movies Richard Lester's 1964 Beatles classic "A Hard Day's Night," in which the lads from Liverpool, above, play themselves, returns Friday to the Nuart for one week with a crisply restored new 35-millimeter print and a digitally remastered soundtrack. * Winner of the best director award in Cannes this year, Edward Yang's "Yi Yi (A One and a Two)" concerns three generations of the Jian family set in contemporary Taipei. It stars Wu Nienjen and Elaine Jin and opens Friday at the Royal in West L.
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January 21, 2008 | Richard Cromelin, Times Staff Writer
John Stewart, an intense troubadour who helped set the standards for the singer-songwriter movement of the early 1970s with his classic album "California Bloodlines," died Saturday in his hometown of San Diego after suffering a stroke. He was 68.
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April 26, 2007 | Valerie J. Nelson, Times Staff Writer
Howard Larman, who helped shape the local folk music landscape as the longtime co-host of the Sunday night public radio show "FolkScene," has died. He was 73. Larman died Saturday at West Hills Hospital and Medical Center of complications related to a car accident last June, his family said. The night after his death, co-host Roz Larman -- his wife of 50 years -- returned to the airwaves at KPFK-FM (90.
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April 21, 2002 | PATRICIA WARD BIEDERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Lisa Richardson struggled for a moment to find the right words to describe the effect Bess Lomax Hawes has had on folk arts in the United States. "Bess is probably the mother of any of us who do work in public folk arts," said Richardson, who manages the year-old folk and traditional arts program for the Los Angeles County Arts Commission. "She's like a Renaissance woman. She's an educator, she's a producer, she's been an advocate for the arts her whole life.
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March 19, 1998 | STEVE HOCHMAN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
We've got radio on AM and FM and, thanks to the Internet, on WWW. But more and more these days, radio's happening on CD. There's a boom of Southland radio stations, shows and personalities releasing CDs of material recorded on the air, running the gamut from KIIS-FM (102.7) morning man Rick Dees' collection of his inane, juvenile "Spousal Arousal" bits to an upcoming set of ace singer-songwriter performances taped live on the enduring "FolkScene" program on community-supported KPFK-FM (90.7).
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