Although he was also a composer, it was Hall's decades-long career as a performer that had the biggest impact on young musicians.
Jim Hall, a jazz guitarist, composer and arranger whose subtle, lyrical playing style was favored by such iconic jazz artists as Sonny Rollins, Bill Evans, Paul Desmond and Ella Fitzgerald, has died in New York. He was 83.
A versatile character actress, Parker appeared in more than three dozen movies and was nominated three times for Academy Awards.
Eleanor Parker, a versatile leading lady of the 1940s, '50s and '60s who earned three Oscar nominations — none of which were for her best-known role as the baroness in "The Sound of Music" — died Monday in Palm Springs of complications of pneumonia. She was 91.
Welch's work ranged from stage productions in New York and L.A. to film and television, including the series 'Rubicon.'
Christopher Evan Welch, a versatile actor whose work ranged from New York stage productions of Shakespeare to the role of the narrator in Woody Allen's 2008 film "Vicky Cristina Barcelona," died Dec. 2 in Santa Monica, his publicist said. He was 48 and had been diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.
The Watts Prophets formed in L.A. after the 1965 riots. Their improvisational word riffs are considered an early form of hip-hop.
The Watts Prophets performing group, formed by three young poets in the wake of the 1965 Watts riots, was known for hard-edged commentary. But perhaps the most feisty of the trio was Richard Dedeaux, who once challenged Muhammad Ali to a poetry fight.
Historian Michael G. Kammen took on topics as broad as the origins of American civilization and as quirky as the reburials of famous people.
Historian Michael G. Kammen began his career steeped in colonial America. But the era quickly proved too intellectually confining for a man who over the course of a prolific career examined such diverse topics as controversies over public art and the reburials of famous Americans.
Jan 14, 1923 - Feb 12, 2011
(St. George, UT) - Charles Dudley Humphrey passed away on February 12, 2011, in St. George, Utah. He was born January 14, 1923, in Beatrice, Nebraska. A Retired Major after 22 years in the US Army ...
Gloria M. Hampton
Jun 16, 1930 - Feb 11, 2011
(St. George, UT) - Gloria M. Hampton was born on June 16, 1930 to Joshua (Slim) & Ruth Nielson in Greenriver, Utah where she was raised and graduated High School. She is the oldest of 3 children. S...