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email@example.comBehind the scenes of the doo-wop show at The Maryland Theatre on Oct. 28, the staff and volunteers were marking a milestone of sorts, ushering in the end of an era. Mevis Shatzer, who served as house manager for 23 of the 27 years she volunteered at...
Cleve Duncan, whose plaintive tenor captured the heartache of teen love in the enduring 1954 doo-wop hit "Earth Angel," died Nov. 7 in Los Angeles. He was 78. A spokeswoman for the Inglewood Park Cemetery Mortuary confirmed his death but could not...
Herb Reed was in his 20s when he founded the Platters in Los Angeles in 1953, naming his vocal group after the term used by radio DJs for the vinyl records of the day. Well into the digital download era — and into his 80s — Reed was still...
Pop & HissSinger Herb Reed, the last original member of the '50s L.A. R&B group the Platters died Monday in Boston. Herb Reed continued touring with the Platters until 2011....
Fred Milano Doo-wop singer with Dion and the Belmonts Fred Milano, 72, a singer who made rock 'n' roll history on doo-wop hits with Dion and the Belmonts in the 1950s, died Sunday, three weeks after his lung cancer was diagnosed, said Warren Gradus, who...
Or at least that is how the story goes when a still struggling rock and roll band met The Big Man, and the change was made uptown. It was a stormy night along the Jersey Shore – the wind was howling, the lightening was flashing – and then,...
The Wildwoods are three adjacent New Jersey beach towns, Wildwood, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, known for their wide white beaches — open to the public, free of charge — and devotion to simple summertime pleasures. The centerpiece of...
Pop & HissCanadian rock 'n' soul powerhouse Mark Sultan presents a tough exterior, but deep down heâ€™s a sensitive soul. If heâ€™s irritated with an audience, heâ€™s not afraid to show it. During an April performance at Spaceland, the singer -- who......
Brand XThe band: Hanni El Khatib, a pair of recent Bay Area transplants, led by the eponymous Hanni. The sound: Drawing from a deep pool of influences, El Khatib is a rock 'n' roll time traveler, incorporating '50s doo-wop vibes with harder-edged blues and...
Pop & HissEditor's note: Every week, our colleagues at Brand Xâ€™s L.A. Unheard column unearth one of L.A.â€™s best undiscovered acts. The band: Hanni El Khatib, a pair of recent Bay Area transplants, led by the eponymous Hanni. The sound: Drawing from......
Pop & HissTo get a sense of what a strange non sequitur Frank Zappa's "Cruising with Ruben & the Jets" probably was when it was released in 1968, take a look at what was on the charts that year. Competing with Zappa's......
COSTA MESA — With only five days left till the end of the 2010 Orange County Fair, you might take time out to get to know that wandering four-man a cappella group that's been singing some of the classics like "The Way You Make Me Feel," "Stand By...
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