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Herb Alpert Erects Huge Totem Pole in Malibu!

Jay Weston | Posted 02.26.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

What most of the world is only discovering lately is that Herb has spent more than half his life as a respected abstractist painter and sculptor whose work has been exhibited in the U.S. and Europe. Later I cornered Herb and asked, "Why totems?"

Siddhartha the Musical is Inspiring!

Jay Weston | Posted 04.02.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Many, many years ago, like every other college student in the world I read Herman Hesse's novel, Siddhartha...but in my case, it did much to change...

Lou Adler: Low Key, Lucky and Very Cool

Tom Teicholz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Tom Teicholz

The house itself didn't seem like much. It is, in fact, the office of legendary music producer Lou Adler, and its lack of pretention is, I discovered, much like Adler himself: down-to-earth, casual and extremely cool.

Frames, Division Street & HandPicked: Conversations with Lee DeWyze, Harper Simon and Earl Klugh

Mike Ragogna | Posted 09.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"With Cat Stevens and Simon & Garfunkel as your introductions, you're definitely in for a penny, in for a pound when it comes to the singer songwriters. It's hard to stop."

President Obama Honors Malibu's Herb Alpert

Jay Weston | Posted 09.11.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

On Wednesday I stood in front of my television set in Beverly Hills and actually cried tears of joy at what I was watching. There was the President of the United States, Barack Obama, honoring a man whom I know slightly and respect enormously, who was receiving The National Medal of Arts.

And The National Medal Of Arts Goes To...

AP | Posted 07.04.2013 | Arts

WASHINGTON -- Musician Herb Alpert, sportswriter Frank Deford and filmmaker George Lucas are among 23 people and an organization chosen to receive nat...

Herb Alpert - It Comes From the Feel

Juri Koll | Posted 08.18.2013 | Arts
Juri Koll

"When I paint or sculpt," he says, "I don't have anything in mind. I don't have a goal in mind other than form. I'm looking for that form that touches me and when I find it I stop."

Herb Alpert Is a Consummate Musician, Artist and Philanthropist!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Herb Alpert (center) and Lani Hall (left) with 2013 winners of the Alpert Awards. "When I was 8 years old, I went into a music appreciation classroo...

Herb Alpert's Déjà-Vu at the Café Carlyle

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.06.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

If "This Guy's in Love with You" means anything, Herb Alpert and Lani Hall's show at the Café Carlyle offers, in Alpert's words, "music that is very déjà-vu."

'Tis the Season: Chatting With Scotty McCreery, Rita Coolidge and Tom Keifer, Plus Slam Dunk's "Fantasy" Exclusive

Mike Ragogna | Posted 01.12.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I enjoy getting out in front of the crowds every single night, I enjoy seeing their faces light up and having a good time out there and seeing the smiles on their faces. That's what gives me a thrill now, just getting up there for the live action and just performing."

Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss Celebrate 50th Anniversary of A&M Records

Jay Weston | Posted 12.08.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Imagine this... two guys have been partners for 50 years in the volatile music business, and until they sold the company in 1989 (for several hundred million dollars!), they didn't even have a written contract between them!

Lani Hall Alpert's New Book, Emotional Memoirs & Short Stories, Is Startling, Scandalous and Absolutely Sensational!

Jay Weston | Posted 09.19.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Lani Hall is a true literary talent who is now one of the major writers of the naturalistic Chicago school and will leave a lasting impact on us all.

50 Years of A&M Records: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."

Herb Alpert Foundation Awards Huge Grants to 5 Artists!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.15.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

This week I watched in astonishment as the Herb Alpert Foundation gave its 18th annual awards to five brilliant artists in different fields.

International Jazz Day is celebrated at Herb Alpert's Vibrato Grill!

Jay Weston | Posted 07.03.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

The goal of International Jazz Day is to have jazz celebrated, studied and presented for 24 consecutive hours around the world. Jazz "is a universal music of freedom and creativity."

Bad Cocktails and Lousy Baseball: What Mad Men Won't Tell You About New York in 1966

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.23.2012 | New York
Tony Sachs

There's a lot about the New York trod by the real Mad Men back in 1966 -- the year in which we assume season five will be set -- that would send even die-hard Mad Men retroheads scurrying back to 2012.

Vibrato -- Cool Jazz and Hot Food... or Vice Versa

Jay Weston | Posted 02.01.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

At first the concept was to have a great jazz club with good food. Now it is is a really great restaurant with exciting jazz.

Herb Alpert Educational Village Is Unveiled!

Jay Weston | Posted 01.10.2012 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

I recalled that Hillary Clinton famously said, "It takes a village to raise a child," based upon an old African proverb. Well, all of these folks have taken that literally, and... are building a village.

Five Promising Artists Receive Grants From Alpert Foundation

Jay Weston | Posted 08.13.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Five exceptional artists have received grants from the Herb Alpert Foundation and California Institute of the Arts (CalArts). I recently had the pleasure of meeting each of these extraordinary young individuals.

Boomers: It’s Time To Leave Narcissism Behind

Vivian Diller, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Vivian Diller, Ph.D.

Boomer Power is ablooming. What's next? The responsibility that comes with all that influence and clout.

Hello Tomorrow: A Conversation With Dave Koz, Plus KT Tunstall's Video Exclusive Pt. 3

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I really did not want to make another record just because I could, especially now. Why make another record when I've got eleven albums, you know? I've got tons of music out there."

LOS ANGELES EXHIBIT: ACE Gallery's Three Artists

Peter Clothier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Clothier

Hand it to Ace Gallery for not compromising on scale! If you want to be wowed by the sheer bloody visual WALLOP of art, there's no better place to go...

A Very Special Christmas: A Conversation with Tim Shriver, Vicki Iovine, Colbie Caillat, Carter Twins, and Mitchel Musso, Plus More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Six years later, the newest installment of the series passes the torch to a younger stable of artists who, along with series initiator Vicki Iovine and Timothy Shriver, shared their thoughts about the album.

HuffPost Reviews: Snoop Dogg, Timbaland, Clipse, and Chris Brown, Plus an Interview With Papa Roach on World Hunger Year

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Welcome to Snoopworld, where Chevys still are bouncin', would-be gangstas still kind of prowl the streets (albeit it's a new generation), explicit-isms flow like 40 oz. beer, and tempos best not harsh anyone's mellow.

My Top Ten Old New (Or Is It New Old?) Records of 2009

Tony Sachs | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tony Sachs

Most of the "new" music I've gotten into this year is actually old music that's never been heard before, dredged up from the vaults just in time to make a buck before recorded music ceases to have any monetary value whatsoever.